OSHKOSH (NBC 26) -- There were 32 lake sturgeon harvested during the third day of the 2020 sturgeon spearing season on the Winnebago System, the DNR said Monday afternoon.
The 13 fish registered from Lake Winnebago on Monday bring the season total to 87 fish, while the 19 fish registered on the Upriver Lakes bring that season total to 143 fish.
According to the DNR, the southern registration stations on Lake Winnebago continue to see the highest registration numbers.
The largest fish registered on Lake Winnebago today was 90.1 pounds (70.7 inches) and brought into Payne's Point by Patrick Roggow. The DNR said the largest fish taken from the Upriver Lakes was 84.1 pounds (66.9 inches) and registered at Boom Bay by Jayme Prey.
The Wisconsin DNR also said this current season is going at a "slow pace". As a result, the DNR will be closing its registration stations at Quinney, Jerry's Bar, Payne's Point and Boom Bay for the remainder of the week, Tuesday through Friday. The DNR anticipates reopening these stations for Saturday and Sunday.
Successful spearers can register their fish at Waverly Beach, Stockbridge Harbor, Jim and Linda's, and Wendt's on Lake Winnebago and at either Critter's or Indian Point on the Upriver Lakes.