Big sturgeon harvest as spearing season ends
By The Associated Press. CREATED Feb 24, 2013
OSHKOSH - The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources says a total of 567 sturgeon were harvested during the 2013 spear season and 39 of them weighed over 100 pounds.
The sturgeon season ended Sunday.
This year's total is just one more fish than harvested in 2012, when 566 sturgeon were registered. A total of 306 sturgeon were taken on Lake Winnebago, and 9.5 percent of those speared on Winnebago weighed more than 100 pounds. The DNR says that's a record.
Final totals on Lake Winnebago for the 2013 season were 30 juvenile females, 131 adult females, and 145 males.
The numbers speared were well below the cap.