Monday, February 10, 2014

Spearing Season Closes on Upriver Lakes

With the 90% harvest cap trigger exceeded on Sunday February 9, spearers were given one last shot at taking a Sturgeon on the Upriver Lakes today.  21 spearers were able to connect with a Sturgeon, bringing the final tally of 40 Juvenile Females, 87 Adult Females, and 214 Males Speared.  The Adult Female cap of 83 was exceeded by 4 fish, which means the system-wide harvest cap will determine when the season will close.

Lake Winnebago experienced another successful day of spearing, as 198 Sturgeon were registered throughout the lake.  The south end continues to see the most action, as Wendt's and Pipe again had the highest numbers of fish registered.  At the current rate we are seeing fish speared, it is estimated that the season will be closed prior to the weekend, so if you are hoping to get another shot at it this weekend, you may want to make an effort to get back on the ice during the week!

Great to see Women Spearers enjoying the sport

For more up to date information regarding Sturgeon Spearing information be sure to check back here daily as well as the DNR's website which has lots of great information!  DNR Sturgeon Spearing Site

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