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Sturgeon spearers reported clearer water on Lake Winnebago Wednesday, the fifth day of the annual sturgeon spearing season.

Fifteen fish were speared on the lake, with the largest an 84.4-pound, 66.8-inch fish registered by Brian Burnett at the Quinney station.

Spearers reported that water clarity is improving, said Ryan Koenigs, fisheries biologist with the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources. Some said they could see two to four-feet deeper than they could over the weekend.

The sturgeon spearing season on Upriver Lakes is closed. The season on Lake Winnebago will end when harvest caps are reached or on Sunday, Feb. 24, whichever comes first.

More on sturgeon season: More headlines and video | Tweets collected during the season | Browse photos from the 2013 season | Browse photos from the 2012 season | Share your sturgeon photos | Watch cameras on the Wolf River | Watch cameras positioned in Stockbridge

Lake Winnebago: Wednesday’s total — 15 (1 juvenile female, 6 adult females, 8 males). Season total — 91 (26 juvenile females, 85 adult females, 150 males). No. of fish short of hitting 90 percent harvest caps — 275 juvenile females, 635 adult females, 822 males.

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