DNR announces closure of sturgeon spearing season on upriver lakes
Article has been updated to show Saturday’s harvest numbers from the upriver lakes and Lake Winnebago
OSHIKOSH, Wis. (WBAY) - State wildlife officials have announced the sturgeon spearing season on the upriver lakes area is now closed.
The closure was announced at 1 p.m. Saturday.
As of Saturday, February 20, the DNR says a total of 364 sturgeon had been speared on the upriver lakes throughout the season. Out of those, 42 were juvenile females, 77 were adult females, and 245 were males.
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So far this season, the DNR says a total of 1,102 sturgeon have been speared on Lake Winnebago, an increase of 139 from Friday.
Below are Saturday’s sturgeon harvest numbers from Lake Winnebago:
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According to the DNR, 134 juvenile females are left before a trigger is issued, while 267 adult females are left, and 441 males are left.
DNR officials estimate the season, which started last Saturday, may last at least into Thursday or Friday on Lake Winnebago, but could go on for the entire 16 days.
CLICK HERE for additional numbers on the 2021 spearing season.
Anyone with tags for Lake Winnebago can continue with their season until harvest caps are reached.
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