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Update from Ron Bruch for Feb. 27, 2011

February 27, 2011

Sorry for the late post–I’ve been out of town.  Looks like the 2011 sturgeon spearing season is officially over–congrats to all successful spearers!

This update was posted with permission from Ron Bruch and the Wisconsin DNR:

“Winnebago Sturgeon Spearing Report – Sunday February 27

See Sturgeon Vignette attached: Sturgeon Spearing Season 2011 – Preliminary Wrap

This one is in the books!…………25 fish today; 3 fish over 100 lbs. The 2011 sturgeon spearing season on Lake Winnebago is closed.

Largest fish of the day was 112.4 lb, 71.9″ F2 registered at Payne’s Point Bar Registration Station in Neenah by Jeffery Brockman of Neenah.

Totals by harvest category:

Lake Winnebago: 3 Juvenile Females
13 Adult Females
9 Male
25 Lake Winnebago Total for the Day – 1093 total for season

1426 System-wide Total for the Season

Sturgeon Spearing Report 27 Feb 2011

I’ll be sending out my summary reports hopefully by the end of March. We’ll get the tag return and fish age letters out to spearers whose fish had a tag and/or a spine removed for aging by December 2011.

Next up – getting ready for our spring walleye spawning assessment, followed by sturgeon spawning assessment on the Wolf and upper Fox Rivers. We are doing a lot of exciting stuff this spring – stay tuned – more info to come soon.

Thanks for all of your support for the Winnebago Sturgeon Program.


Ronald M. Bruch, PhD
Upper Fox-Wolf Fisheries Work Unit Supervisor, Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources”

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