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Final 2020 sturgeon spearing totals

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A look over Lake Winnebago as sturgeon spearing commences

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.

SEASON TOTALSWinnebagoUpriver LakesLargest Fish
DAY 144101140 pounds, 75 inches by Vincent Catania
DAY 23023142.3 pounds, 80 inches by William Thern
DAY 3131990.1 pounds, 70.7 inches by Patrick Roggow
DAY 41520104.7 pounds, 72.8 inches by Lance Olson
DAY 52414111.5 pounds, 72.8 inches by Diana Sanders
DAY 61710119.5 pounds, 73 inches by Ronald Goldaspske
DAY 7379131.9 pounds, 75.4 inches by Daniel Hoeper
DAY 84038116.6 pounds, 77.9 inches by Brian Koplitz
DAY 9412598.4 pounds, 70.2 inches by Hunter Seelow
DAY 1023793.1 pounds, 70.8 inches by Lucas Muche
DAY 11134105.6 pounds, 69 inches by Kevin Shady
DAY 1223677.6 pounds, 65.5 inches by Tyler Auclair
DAY 13281112 pounds, 75.5 inches by John Pickart
DAY 143614109 pounds, 75.5 inches by Eric Nygaard
DAY 154820107.9 pounds, 73.8 inches by Wyatt Ziemer
DAY 16609122.9 pounds, 72.7 inches by Richard Markowski
Drone video provided by Local 5 partner, Lashbro Visual Communications

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.

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