A father and son had great luck over the weekend, spearing big sturgeon of the day on Saturday and Sunday on Lake Winnebago.
Stephen Goebel of Malone registered the biggest fish on Saturday while his son, Michael Goebel, speared an even bigger fish on Sunday.
Stephen Goebel’s fish, one of 37 taken Saturday, was 73.7 inches and 112.5 pounds. It was registered at Jim & Linda’s in Pipe. Michael Goebel’s fish, one of 39 registered Sunday, was 74.7 inches and weighed 120 pounds. It was registered at Stockbridge Harbor.
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Ryan Koenigs, DNR fisheries biologist, said there seems to be more large fish being speared. There were four fish registered on Saturday and four on Sunday that were over 100 pounds.
Spearers have been setting up on the southern areas of the lake. Shanty counts showed that nearly 400 shanties of the 1,838 overall shanties, were placed at this area of the lake.
“Overall, the south end of the lake is starting to see higher harvests with 18 of the 37 fish (Saturday) being registered at Wendt’s,” Koenigs said.
Unless harvest caps are reached earlier, the sturgeon spearing season will continue on Lake Winnebago through the weekend.