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Day 14 of 2019 sturgeon spearing season

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Posted at 5:02 PM, Feb 22, 2019
and last updated 2019-02-22 18:08:30-05

Wisconsin DNR says Friday's harvest of 39 fish was the highest of any weekday this season.

Stockbridge Harbor and Waverly Beach were the busiest stations by far, registering 17 and 13 fish respectively. The remaining 9 fish were registered between the other three stations of Payne’s Point (4), Calumet Harbor (4) and Wendt’s (1).

DNR staff noted many spearers pulling shacks from the lake completely on Friday, indicating that weather is expected to have an impact the last weekend of the 2019 sturgeon spearing season.

DNR says there were 2 fish larger than 100 pounds harvested Friday. The largest fish was 122.4 pounds (72.3”) and registered at Calumet Harbor (Pipe) by Charles Freund of Chilton.

The full report can be found here.