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35 lake sturgeon harvested on fourth day of 2020 spearing season

Sturgeon spearers cutting holes ahead of season
Posted at 3:57 PM, Feb 11, 2020
and last updated 2020-02-11 16:57:25-05

Fifteen sturgeon were harvested from Lake Winnebago on Day 4 of the 2020 spearing season, the Wisconsin DNR said Tuesday. Twenty were harvested from the Upriver Lakes.

According to the DNR, the Upriver Lakes harvest included four adult females, bringing the season total to 44.

"We are now 42 adult females away from the 90% trigger meaning that this fishery will continue for quite some time, quite possibly the full 16-days," the DNR states in a news release.

The largest fish in Tuesday's harvest was 104.7 pounds (72.8 inches) and registered at Stockbridge Harbor by Lance Olson. The largest fish from the Upriver Lakes harvest was 75.4 pounds (66.3") and registered at Critter's by Mayson Muche.

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