February 23, 2020 – Fond du Lac, WI – That’s a wrap, folks! We ended the 2020 Winnebago System sturgeon spearing season with a total of 811 sturgeon harvested. Today, Sunday, Feb. 23, 69 fish were registered, 60 of which came from Lake Winnebago and nine from the Upriver Lakes.
The largest fish speared on Lake Winnebago today was 122.9 pounds and 72.7 inches by Richard Markowski and registered at Payne’s Point.
The largest sturgeon harvested from the Upriver Lakes today was 55.0 pounds, 59.3 inches by Robert Lange at Indian Point. A detailed report of today’s harvest is below..
We will be reviewing the 2020 season data over the next few days and plan to send a more detailed recap of the season later this week. We commend the dedicated spearers who spent countless hours on the ice this year honoring one of Wisconsin’s most unique traditions. Congratulations to those who saw success and we’re already looking forward to 2021.