Sturgeon Report – Day 2: 2/10/19

Michael Bohow had the largest sturgeon speared on Sunday – photo from the Wisconsin DNR. 

Day two of the sturgeon spearing season on the Winnebago
System saw 108 fish harvested in total, 56 of those came from Lake Winnebago
and 52 from the upriver lakes. With opening weekend in the books, 153 fish were
taken from Lake Winnebago on the first two days of the season – with 182 taken
on the upriver lakes between Saturday and Sunday. DNR Sturgeon Biologist Ryan
Koenigs says the total harvest of adult females on the upriver lakes sits at
57.9 percent of the cap after this weekend. That puts the season at 40 adult
females away from the cap – and 31 adult females away from the 90-percent
trigger. He predicts the season on the upriver lakes to close either Thursday
or Friday.

The largest fish speared on Sunday belonged to Michael
Bohow – his sturgeon weighed in at 148.3 pounds & measured 77.1 inches long
– he registered the fish at the Critters station. Michael Popp of Fond du Lac had
the largest sturgeon on Lake Winnebago Sunday – his fish weighed 124.7 pounds
and was 69.1 inches long. Popp registered his fish at Calumet Harbor.

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