Woman spears sturgeon after visiting Lake Winnebago for second time

Posted: 12:37 AM, Feb 11, 2018
Updated: 2018-02-11 06:44:29Z

Stephanie Jensen is taking a picture Saturday morning, because even she doesn't quite believe this fishing story.

"It’s pretty crazy, it's just this rush. And you just, I don't know. It's kind of an out of world experience,” said Jensen.

It's only her second time on Lake Winnebago. This is the first fish she's speared. And after her nerves calm down, excitement sits in.

“Kind of a prehistoric animal on the line, because it's just not something that happens to everybody. People sit out here for years and years and don't see anything so yeah. I'm still shaking like a leaf, “said Jensen.

Less than a mile down the lake, Jason Everard and his friends didn't see a thing.

"I view it no different than deer hunting. You sit up in the tree stand waiting for that deer to come through, this is the same thing. Just sitting in an ice shanty nice and warm, just looking at a hole,” said Everard.

That's not bad though, especially when it creates a bond.

At the end of the day, bragging rights are on the line.

The DNR says murky water conditions brought this year’s first day harvest numbers down a little bit, and says as of now, they're expecting a full 16 day season.

"This doesn't happen anywhere else in the world so it's very interesting, nice little thing that we have in Wisconsin,” said Everard.