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2024 Sturgeon Spearing Season is right around the corner | By WI DNR

Fond du Lac Co., WI – As the chilling cold fills the air and everyone is excited for the upcoming holiday season, do not forget that sturgeon spearing is also just around the corner. As you start to prepare for the upcoming season, don’t forget to check out the 2024 Sturgeon Spearing Regulations, which are now available on the DNR Sturgeon Spearing webpage.


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Before you head out onto the ice, it is always good to make sure you have read the new regulations for harvest caps and registration stations and get answers to questions about regulations during the season.

The DNR has also been preparing for the spearing season with some other information. Once the waters of the Lake Winnebago System begin to harden and spearers start looking for the ideal location for their sturgeon-spearing shanty, remember to check the 2023 Chironomid report. It can be your guide to locations around Lake Winnebago and the Upriver Lakes with high chironomid densities. And for those interested, you can find out how many sturgeon were tagged during the spring of 2023 as well as how population values are doing compared to past years in the 2023 Winnebago lake sturgeon spawning report.

As always, be safe out on the ice, make sure you know the rules and regulations and have a productive season.

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