Water Clarity A Little Better Than Last Years For Sturgeon Season

DNR Sturgeon Biologist Ryan Koenigs says initial water clarity readings this past week varied especially across Lake Winnebago. Water clarity is one of the key factors in the success of sturgeon spearers. Koenigs says the clarity varied across the lake when they took readings Monday. He says they had 8 to 13 feet of visibility with pockets of dirty and clear water. He says clarity wasn’t much better on the Upriver Lakes. He says the clarity averaged 4 to 5 feet, but there were some areas with poorer visibility. He says overall water clarity on the lakes is a little better than 2016, but not much. He says they will take some more reading next week before the opening of the sturgeon spearing season.

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