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Tony Gishkowsky of Oshkosh speared this 116-pounder during the opening day of sturgeon-spearing season on Lake Winnebago. / Aileen Andrews / The Reporter Media


Sturgeon spearers are reporting murky water conditions on some parts of Lake Winnebago.

The sturgeon spearing season opened this morning and, so far, some spearers are having difficulties.

The Reporter heard that water clarity wasn't the greatest in places. In some instances, spectators stood waiting for long periods of time just for a spearer to arrive with a fish.

According to the DNR's Winnebago System hotline, the water is dirtier than it has been in recent years, with clarity varying from six to nine feet.

Check back with The Reporter homepage today for the latest news on how the season is progressing so far.

More complete coverage will be in Sunday's paper and online.

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