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Yard MD: Ghost sturgeon haunts deep, dark waters
Yard MD: Ghost sturgeon haunts deep, dark waters: Caught on film! A rare white sturgeon was spotted cruising the shores of the Wolf River near Shiocton this week. Yard MD Rob Zimmer captured the amazing fish on video. (April 30, 2014)


SHIOCTON — Rob Zimmer spotted a rare white sturgeon cruising the shores of the Wolf River near Shiocton this week.

According to Ryan Koenigs, senior fisheries biologist and Winnebago sturgeon biologist for the DNR, sturgeon continued to spawn at sites in New London and Shiocton yesterday.

The DNR handled multiple fish in excess of 70 inches on Wednesday. Spawning activity is expected today at Bamboo Bend near Shiocton and in the New London area. Koenigs reports that cooler water temperatures have prolonged spawning this year.

Koenigs said people interested in watching sturgeon spawning should call the Sturgeon Hotline at 920-303-5444 to see if and where fish are active.

More on sturgeon season: More headlines and video | Browse photos from the 2014 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

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