Sturgeon Report : Day 8

Tom Kulibert speared this Sturgeon on Saturday. 

DNR Sturgeon Biologist Ryan Koenigs Writes: 

We are now ½ way through the 2017 sturgeon spearing season on Lake Winnebago and the Upriver Lakes. The majority of the license holders have already called it a season with the unseasonably warm weather, but we still have a number of diehard spearers still looking to fill their tag.  One of our DNR pilots was up in the air today for an earial shanty count and there were still 826 shanties on Lake Winnebago this morning with another 90 on the Upriver Lakes. 


A total of 31 fish were harvested today with 20 coming from Lake Winnebago and 11 from the Upriver Lakes. The largest fish was Tom Kulibert’s 118.9 pound (72.5”) female that he registered at Wendt’s (photo included in report).  With the drop in harvest the last few days it looks like we will have our first 16-day season on the Upriver Lakes.