2014 WINNEBAGO STURGEON SPEARING SEASON

A short drive on the Lake Winnebago ice early Saturday morning takes Adam Broehm to his favorite fishing spot. The ice-fishing season for lake sturgeon is more about getting together and fishing together than harvesting a lunker. The clear water along the north shore made areas 1 and 2 the places to be during this season. It was very chaotic, but we made it through, and pulled it out, and it was very exciting,” said Gabrielle Jacobs, Oshkosh. As the spearing season draws near the end, I thought it would be beneficial to highlight a potential next opportunity for folks interested in sturgeon and that opportunity is volunteering through the Sturgeon Guard program. Give them a try! For Winnebago System sturgeon information or local conditions and season updates during the sturgeon season, contact Ryan Koenigs , fisheries biologist, Oshkosh. Daily harvest February 24, [PDF].

Shanty rental information is very popular and helpful to first-time sturgeon spearers. Last year, we were very lucky that we were able to see bottom. At first, law enforcement officers would monitor known spawning sites, but it was difficult for the warden staff to cover all of the known spawning areas with a limited work force. A look into Lake Winnebago as spearers wait for a sturgeon on Saturday, Feb. Protection Menu Close Menu. Licenses Non-resident license options Resident license options Sales locations Registration Register your recreational vehicle. And sure enough, it was at the edge of the hole, and threw the spear, and pulled him up through the hole,” said Dakota Ross, Ripon. Learn more about ways to Connect with DNR.

Jonathan Eiden’s opening day fish weighing Whether we can see two feet, or we can see feet, we’re going to be out here,” he said. We’re going to give it a shot. Each year thousands of lake sturgeon migrate up the tributaries of the Winnebago System Wolf, upper Fox, Embarrass and Little Wolf Rivers most notably to spawn. As ainnebago spearing season draws near the end, I thought it would be beneficial to highlight a potential next opportunity for folks sturgdon in sturgeon and that opportunity is volunteering through the Sturgeon Guard program.

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There were 23 fish harvested today bringing the season total to fish. At first, law enforcement officers would monitor known spawning sites, but it was difficult for the warden staff to cover all of the known spawning areas with a limited work force. This large fish had been tagged at the Shawano Dam in Last year, we were very lucky that we were able to see bottom. Experts say they won’t be surprised if anglers move their shacks in the coming days, looking for any possibility of clearer water.

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Protection Menu Close Menu. Inside the more than 4, shacks on Lake Winnebago, only 83 spear fishermen wonnebago successful Saturday. And sure enough, it was at the edge of the hole, and threw the spear, and pulled him up through the hole,” said Dakota Ross, Ripon.

However, poaching has historically been a concern given the vulnerability of these majestic fish during spawning.

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The clear water along the north shore made areas 1 and 2 the places to be during this season. Gabrielle Jacobs speared her first fish, stugreon pounder just before noon. The Sturgeon Guard program was implemented to curtail the illegal activity and protect these fish during spawning periods.

The Sturgeon Guard program then went public and the rest is history. So, we brought it up a notch, and this is about as good as it gets right now,” said Ashley Broehm, Appleton.

At the Stockbridge sturgeon registration station, Hastie wanted to winjebago her granddaughter the prehistoric fish.

It was very chaotic, but we made it through, and pulled it out, and it was very exciting,” said Gabrielle Jacobs, Oshkosh. Licenses Non-resident license options Resident license options Sales locations Registration Register your recreational vehicle.

A short drive on the Lake Winnebago ice early Saturday morning takes Adam Broehm to his favorite fishing spot. We seek employees with a strong customer service philosophy and an attitude of helpfulness. Give yourself the speaeing to relax and catch some memories while you’re at it. I wanted her to see it get measured, and weighed sturgeoj. And this year, wasn’t looking good when we came into the shack,” said Adam Broehm, Newton.

What you need to know [PDF]. For Winnebago System sturgeon information or local conditions and season updates during the sturgeon season, contact Ryan Koenigsfisheries biologist, Oshkosh. That’s the poorest water clarity coming into opening weekend, we’ve had psearing the season. And on average, we had about six and a half feet of visibility. And while that may not be encouraging news, Adam Broehm says when it comes to spearing sturgeon, some years are better than others.

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Get started Get the basic information you need to get on the water and try your luck. That name may sound familiar as this is the 2nd time in 3 seasons that Kraig has spearerd a fish pounds or larger. This provides a great opportunity to view sturgeon spawning in the wild, which is an experience not available anywhere else in North America. This was evident by Stockbridge Harbor and Waverly Beach being the busiest registration stations this season. It’s cool to see,” she said. Wireless Number 1 US.

Lands and outdoor activities Topics: Learn more about ways wwinnebago Connect with DNR. Shanty rental information is very popular and helpful to first-time sturgeon spearers. The ice-fishing season sturveon lake sturgeon is more about getting slearing and fishing together than harvesting a lunker.

Sturgeon spearing season begins on Lake Winnebago System.

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Daily harvest February 24, [PDF].

I tried dropping the basketball, another level, and I couldn’t see it at all. Places to fish Wisconsin offers a variety of srurgeon opportunities. February 24 – The sturgeon spearing season on the Winnebago System is now in the books. But fish were being taken.

There are hundreds of folks who sign up every year for this opportunity, and this really is an example of a successful collaboration between the community and the DNR that has helped the population significantly increase!

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