Deadline to Purchase Sturgeon Spearing Licenses is Oct. 31st
The deadline for sturgeon spearers to purchase licenses for
the 2020 Lake Winnebago sturgeon spearing season is one week from today. Anglers
have until October 31st to purchases their licenses for the spearing
season which will begin February 8th of 2020. The season includes separate,
but simultaneous season for Lake Winnebago and the Upriver Lakes of Butte des
Morts, Winneconne and Poygan.
The season runs for a maximum of 16 days, or until pre-set
harvest caps are met. There are unlimited license sales for Lake Winnebago, while
the Upriver Lakes season is managed by a preference point system and limited to
500 spearers per season. A person who is allowed to buy a license for the Upriver
Lakes, is not able to buy one for Lake Winnebago. Licenses are $20 for Wisconsin
residents and $65 for non-residents, and can be bought at gowild.wi.gov or at a
local license sales location.