153.3 Pound Sturgeon Highlights Day 3

Extreme cold temperatures carried over into day three of the 2021 sturgeon spearing season. 170 fish were registered Monday on the Winnebago System, with 134 harvested on Lake Winnebago and 36 harvested on the Upriver Lakes. The registration stations on the northern half of Lake Winnebago continue to lead the daily number of fish registered. 

Through three days of harvest on Lake Winnebago, 104 juvenile females, 280 adult females, and 225 males have been harvested in total, with all of the harvest caps far from being reached. In total, nine fish over 100 pounds were speared on day three. Monday’s largest fish on the Winnebago System was an F4 female speared by Thomas Luedtke on Lake Poygan, weighing in at 153.3 pounds (77.0 inches), and registered at Boom Bay. 

The largest fish harvested Monday on Lake Winnebago was a 123.8-pound (76.3 inches) F1 female speared by David Schneider and registered at Calumet Harbor.