LAKE WINNEBAGO, Wis. (WFRV) – The 2020 sturgeon spearing season has officially ended and despite early reports of poor ice conditions, 811 sturgeon were speared on the Winnebago System.
THIS SEASON’S DAILY TOTALS
|SEASON TOTALS||Winnebago||Upriver Lakes||Largest Fish|
|DAY 1||44||101||140 pounds, 75 inches by Vincent Catania|
|DAY 2||30||23||142.3 pounds, 80 inches by William Thern|
|DAY 3||13||19||90.1 pounds, 70.7 inches by Patrick Roggow|
|DAY 4||15||20||104.7 pounds, 72.8 inches by Lance Olson|
|DAY 5||24||14||111.5 pounds, 72.8 inches by Diana Sanders|
|DAY 6||17||10||119.5 pounds, 73 inches by Ronald Goldaspske|
|DAY 7||37||9||131.9 pounds, 75.4 inches by Daniel Hoeper|
|DAY 8||40||38||116.6 pounds, 77.9 inches by Brian Koplitz|
|DAY 9||41||25||98.4 pounds, 70.2 inches by Hunter Seelow|
|DAY 10||23||7||93.1 pounds, 70.8 inches by Lucas Muche|
|DAY 11||13||4||105.6 pounds, 69 inches by Kevin Shady|
|DAY 12||23||6||77.6 pounds, 65.5 inches by Tyler Auclair|
|DAY 13||28||1||112 pounds, 75.5 inches by John Pickart|
|DAY 14||36||14||109 pounds, 75.5 inches by Eric Nygaard|
|DAY 15||48||20||107.9 pounds, 73.8 inches by Wyatt Ziemer|
|DAY 16||60||9||122.9 pounds, 72.7 inches by Richard Markowski|
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According to the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources, Lake Winnebago is home to one of the world’s largest self-sustaining populations of lake sturgeon, with an estimated 18,500 adult females, 24,000 adult males and a unique spearing season dating back more than 85 years.
Check back in daily with Local 5 News for updates on spearing standings provided by the DNR.