Day 3 – Harvest Report.pdf
There were 4 fish harvested today that were 100 pounds or larger, 2 of which were harvested from the Upriver Lakes and 2 from Lake Winnebago. The largest fish of the day was 126.2 pounds (79.2”) and registered at Stockbridge Harbor my Matt Leitner of Chilton.
The weather forecast has caused many sturgeon spearers to pull their shanties from the Winnebago Pool Lakes today, Monday, Feb. 11. We are anticipating a substantial reduction in effort for Tuesday and possibly into Wednesday.
Due to the weather and slow registration numbers, we have closed our Quinney registration station until further notice. The station will reopen again this season but will be closed on Tuesday and possibly Wednesday. Successful spearers that were planning to register their fish at Quinney should plan to register their fish at Stockbridge or Pipe (Jim and Linda’s).
Sturgeon Vignette: The 1959 Sturgeon Spearing Season!
The 1959 Sturgeon Spearing season was a unique season in that there were open fisheries on Lake Winnebago, the Upriver Lakes and Little Lake Butte des Morts. Ice conditions were great (22-35”), but heavy snowfalls and drifting snow made transportation very challenging. There were 221 fish harvested from Lake Winnebago that season and another 297 from the Upriver Lakes. I have included a few documents about the season that can be accessed through the following links:
1959 Winnebago System Spearing Season Summary Report.pdf