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Upcoming Banquets, Contests, & More

January 24, 2011

The Sturgeon for Tomorrow Nothern Half Chapter Banquet (North Shore/Darboy) is coming up on February 5!  Call Wayne Hoelzel at 920.725.1206 for more info and tickets.  After that, there are 2 remaining banquets this year:

March 19:  West Central Chapter (West Shore/Oshkosh); call Dick Braasch at 920.231.4708
September 10:  Upper Lakes Chapter (Fremont); call Matt Woods at 920.582.0113

Watch for multiple sturgeon contests around the lake, here are a few that I came across:

Sturgeon Gone Wild Contest

The Otter Street Fishing Club is selling Sturgeon Gone Wild tickets for $10 at Jerry’s Bar, Wendt’s on the Lake, and Payne’s Point Bar.  Click here for more info.

Sturgeon Derby (For more info, contact Don Mielke at 920-428-1386 or go to

The Sherwood Lions are selling tickets for $10 each for the second annual Sturgeon Derby.  Tickets have been distributed to establishments around the lake and can be purchased any time until Friday’s deadline.  For a list of places to purchase tickets, click here.  Last year $8,566 was distributed among multiple winners.  In addition, the Lions club donated $3,565 to help sponsor Lions Camp for Juvenile Diabetes, Lions Camp for the Blind, Sturgeon for Tomorrow, and Calumet County Ice Rescue.  Prizes for the winning fish will be awarded on March 20 at Waverly Beach.

And in the news, answers questions on sturgeon spearing and regulations:  “Sturgeon Spearing Q&A“.  For more info, make sure you read through the 2011 Winnebago System Sturgeon Spearing Regulations before the start of the season!

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