by Wisconsin DNR

OSHKOSH, Wis. – Family, friends, big fish and fun are on tap Feb. 10 for the opening day of sturgeon spearing season on the Lake Winnebago system.

The Winnebago System is home to the world’s largest self-sustaining population of lake sturgeon, with an estimated 19,000 adult females and 24,000 adult males, and a unique spearing season dating back more than 85 years.

“Spearers in 2018 will have another great opportunity to renew traditions and go after some really big fish,” said Ryan Koenigs, Department of Natural Resources sturgeon biologist.

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