Tuesday’s total — 12 (2 juvenile females, 2 adult females, 8 males). Season total — 235 (24 juvenile females, 97 adult females, 114 males). No. of fish short of hitting 90 percent harvest cap — 264 juvenile females, 574 adult females, 750 males).
It was another quiet day on the ice Tuesday for Lake Winnebago sturgeon spearers.
The area around the Jerry’s Bar registration station in Oshkosh remained a hot spot for sturgeon spearers Tuesday despite snow and wind.
Twelve fish were harvested from Lake Winnebago, eight of which were registered at Jerry’s. Scott Miller of Van Dyne had the biggest fish, taking a 71.2-inch, 122.3-pound sturgeon. The 12 fish registered on the 11th day of the annual season, brought the total for the year to 235. The total included eight males, two females and two juvenile females.
Spearing hours open at 6:30 a.m. and close each day at 12:30 p.m. The season extends from Feb. 9 through Feb. 24 or until system-wide harvest caps are met. Caps on Lake Winnebago are 320 juvenile females, 745 adult females and 960 males.
Last year a total of 566 sturgeon were harvested.
The 2013 season on the Upriver Lakes closed Feb. 12 with a four-day total of 261 sturgeon speared. The season was tied for the second-shortest since the lottery system was put in place in 2007. Last year’s two-day season is the shortest.
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