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Sturgeon Spawning Update from Ron Bruch on April 15

April 15, 2010

“The sturgeon are spawning at Shawano–

The sturgeon moved into the Shawano Dam spawning site yesterday in large numbers and started spawning this morning at daybreak. This is it – the big final push of the sturgeon spawning season and one of the biggest sturgeon spawning shows on earth. Below the dam at the west end of Richmond St. in Shawano is a public sturgeon viewing area (Sturgeon Park). Given the warm weather, I expect the fish to spawn out quickly, most likely finishing with the majority of their spawning by Saturday morning. Sturgeon also started spawning yesterday evening or this morning at a number of other sites south of Shawano on private properties. Fish can still be seen spawning today at Bamboo Bend near Shiocton.

More after we finish our sturgeon tagging……..”

Ronald M. Bruch, PhD
Upper Fox-Wolf Fisheries Work Unit Supervisor, Wisconsin DNR

2 Comments leave one →
  1. Linda Stephanie permalink
    April 16, 2010 9:00 am

    can you tell me when you think the sturgeon spawning will be completed–will we still be able to watch anything yet on Sunday, April 18th and where would the best place to view the sturgeon then. thank you

    • April 18, 2010 2:29 am

      I do think the sturgeon will be spawning Sunday, April 18 but you can call the sturgeon hotline at 920.303.5444 to see if they have updated info on spawning. Based on viewing the sturgeon Saturday, I would recommend stopping in New London right off of County Rd X. You’ll see a sign for the Wolf River Sturgeon Trail at Big Eddy’s Rd. and will find parking there or along the road. They were also still spawning in the Shiocton area. No guarantees, but I think you have a good chance of catching them yet! See my latest post for more info.

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