Sturgeon spearing season begins

OSHKOSH, Wis. - The sturgeon spearing season kicked off at 7 a.m. Saturday. 

Fishermen spent the day Thursday getting ready for sturgeon spearing. Anglers were already out cutting their holes and preparing their shanties.

Right now, water clarity seems fine in the upriver lakes, but DNR leaders say the clarity on Lake Winnebago is the poorest in years.

"One of the things that causes dirty water and the lack of being able to see is weather temperature changes, so we had that warm weather where we had some thawing and you have some drainage which dirties up the water, and when you have a lot of wind it can stir the water up," said Critters Sports Owner Chris Boucher.

The DNR says the clearest water right now on Lake Winnebago is on the east and north shores. 


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