LAKE WINNEBAGO - The DNR says there were 42 fish registered at stations around Lake Winnebago bringing the season total to 229 sturgeon.
Payne’s Point registered the most fish (10) followed by Wendt’s (9), Calumet Harbor (7), Jerry’s (6), Stockbridge (4), Waverly (4), and Quinney (4).
Four more fish 100 pounds or larger were registered, including Kyle Jenkins 143.7 pound, 84.5” female that was registered at Jerry’s Bar in Oshkosh. According to DNR officials, Kyle’s fish is not only the largest fish in the harvest on Tuesday, but also is the longest fish on record of being harvested.
Day four of spearing brings an end to the 2018 season on the Upriver Lakes. According to the Wisconsin DNR, there were 32 fish harvested from the Upriver Lakes on Tuesday, which brings the season total to 297 sturgeon. Officials say this is very similar to last season’s harvest of 295 fish.
The DNR put together this table comparing the season length and harvest of the 2018 season to other spearing season’s since the lottery fishery was implemented in 2007: