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Sturgeon
  1. 'Frozen Chosen' DVDs for sale

    A documentary film that takes a look at the unique sport of sturgeon spearing on Lake Winnebago is now available for sale.

    • Mar. 20, 2014
  2. Sturgeon 'farms' may become reality

    Ray Mueller of JSOnline.com reports on the possibility that lake sturgeon may soon be allowed to be raised in captivity.

    • Mar. 11, 2014
  3. Video round-up: A windy Battle on Bago, a first sturgeon

    Troy Krause shared video from on the ice of Lake Winnebago today. It shows a windy start to this weekend's Battle on Bago.

    • Feb. 21, 2014
  4. Browse, share photos from sturgeon season

    The 2014 sturgeon spearing season comes to a close today on Lake Winnebago.

    • Feb. 18, 2014
  5. Columnist's sturgeon spearing season experience a unique one

    Columnist Rober Sabota of StarJournalNow.com writes about his recent experience in Winneconne during the 2014 sturgeon spearing season.

    • Feb. 18, 2014
  6. 2014 record year for sturgeon spearing

    John Skahen of Chilton’s 161-pound catch will go into the books as the largest of the 2014 Sturgeon Spearing season.

    • Feb. 14, 2014
  7. Videos: Successful sturgeon spearers share their stories

    The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources shares a pair of stories from sturgeon spearers on their YouTube channel, WIDNRTV.

    • Feb. 13, 2014
  8. Until Wednesday, Allan Kraemer had never seen a sturgeon in the hole since he began spearing in 1972. His patience and dedication paid off when he speared his first sturgeon, which was registered at Stockbridge Harbor. Wisconsin DNR

    Lake Winnebago sturgeon spearing ends today

    The end is in sight for the 2014 Lake Winnebago sturgeon spearing season.

    • Feb. 12, 2014
  9. John Skahen, of Chilton, caught the largest sturgeon of the 2014 Sturgeon Spearing season Wednesday, in Chilton, Wis. He caught the fish 4 miles out from Quinney Quencher's bar. Wisconsin DNR

    Chilton man spears 161-pound sturgeon

    The end is in sight for the 2014 sturgeon spearing season.

    • Feb. 12, 2014
  10. Steven Lucas of St. Peter stands with his 128.4-pound sturgeon Tuesday, at Jim & Linda's Lakeview Supper Club in Pipe. Jim & Linda's Supper Club

    Day 4 brings balance to sturgeon season

    It wasn't the biggest fish of the season, but Steven Lucas, of St. Peter, had to fight for his second sturgeon in six years.

    • Feb. 11, 2014
  11. Frozen Chosen available on YouTube

    The director of the documentary 'The Frozen Chosen' that premiered at the Thelma Sadoff Center for the Arts has made the film available for a short time on YouTube.

    • Feb. 11, 2014
  12. Fond du Lac man new King of sturgeon season

    Brian King needed a lucky charm so he wore his grandpa’s hat and a shirt with holes Monday morning.

    • Feb. 11, 2014
  13. Fantastic fish: Fond du Lac man spears 148-pound sturgeon

    Don Feldner’s first sturgeon in 19 years was a work of art.

    • Feb. 10, 2014
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    Blogger shares ten things to do if your sturgeon spearing partner falls asleep

    Sturgeon spearing is a highly intense sport, which requires long periods of strong concentration. The shanties, which are completely dark inside, offer a warm and quiet environment perfect for relaxation.

    • Feb. 10, 2014
  15. Sturgeon season to close Monday on Upriver Lakes

    Sturgeon spearing season on the upriver lakes will close today and likely will not last until the weekend on Lake Winnebago.

    • Feb. 10, 2014
  16. Opening sturgeon day a clear success

    Two miles out across the frozen ice of Lake Winnebago Henry “Heinie” Theisen waits in his ice shanty for a sturgeon to glide by.

    • Feb. 9, 2014
  17. Monster opener: Sturgeon spearing season kicks off on Lake Winnebago

    Jake Slattery can count the number of sturgeon he has seen swim beneath his shanty in the last 13 years.

    • Feb. 9, 2014
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    Bill Meetz brings in the first sturgeon at Jim and Linda's Lakeview Supper Club weigh station on Saturday, Feb. 8, 2014. The fish weighed 101 pounds and was 75 inches long. Carlos Munoz/For Wisconsinoutdoorfun.com

    Photos, video: 2014 sturgeon season opener yields big fish

    Participants in the 2014 sturgeon season headed out on the ice yesterday to prepare their holes and shanties.

    • Feb. 8, 2014
  18. The tradition returns: Sturgeon season opens to thick ice, clear water

    Pull out the saws and spears and get the cold gear ready, Saturday kicks off the return of the annual 16-day sturgeon spearing season on the Lake Winnebago water system.

    • Feb. 7, 2014
  19. This year's sturgeon spearing season starts Saturday and is expected to produce a big harvest. Aileen Andrews/Gannett Wisconsin Media

    Chasing monsters: Thick ice, clear water could boost sturgeon numbers this weekend

    Clear water, several feet of ice and a healthy population could combine to shatter records Saturday as sturgeon spearers take to Lake Winnebago.

    • Feb. 7, 2014
  20. DNR: Ice and water clarity conditions updated for sturgeon spearing season

    With just days to go before the 2014 Winnebago lake sturgeon spearing season opens Feb. 8, state fisheries officials report that water clarity and ice conditions, the best in a decade and the keys to spearing success, continue to improve.

    • Feb. 4, 2014
  21. Mark Haensgen of St. Peter and Annette Petrie of Plymouth chat as they watch for sturgeon in a Lake Winnebago shanty in 2011. File photo

    Wisconsin filmmaker captures sturgeon hunt in documentary

    Inside almost every ice shanty on Lake Winnebago live more than 100 years of secrets. And sturgeon-spearing traditions passed down through the generations are not simply revealed.

    • Feb. 4, 2014
  22. Wardens answer questions about sturgeon season

    DNR wardens answer a pair of the most common questions about the sturgeon season taken by their call center.

    • Feb. 3, 2014
  23. Blogger Mark Schram previews the 2014 sturgeon season on the Lake Winnebago System

    Approximately 12,000 sportsmen and women will descend upon the Winnebago System in hopes of spearing an ancient monster in excess of 36 inches beginning on Saturday, Feb. 8.

    • Feb. 1, 2014
  24. A look back at some of 2013's largest sturgeon

    The 2014 sturgeon spearing season in Wisconsin arrives on Saturday, Feb. 8. To preview this annual event, Wisconsinoutdoorfun.com has assembled photos of the ten largest sturgeon shared by readers during the 2013 season.

    • Jan. 31, 2014
  25. Watch a new episode of We Love It! Outdoors focused on sturgeon

    'We Love It! Outdoors' features hunting, fishing and the shooting sports and airs throughout the Upper Midwest on a variety of cable networks and local broadcast stations.

    • Jan. 30, 2014
  26. DNR: Behind the numbers of another sturgeon season

    A series of graphics prepared by the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources compares recent sturgeon spearing seasons.

    • Jan. 29, 2014
  27. Conditions ripe for an exciting sturgeon spearing season

    Some very big fish - with the heft of heavy weight boxers - are cruising below the thick ice of Lake Winnebago as the 2014 sturgeon spearing season approaches.

    • Jan. 23, 2014
  28. Live chat: DNR experts answer questions about sturgeon season

    Join us for a live chat with Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources experts on the 2014 sturgeon season at noon on Tuesday, January 28.

    • Jan. 15, 2014
  29. KATHY KLINE

    Sturgeon, up close and personal, at Fond du Lac library on Jan. 16

    Kathy Kline, one of the authors of 'People of the Sturgeon,' a fascinating collection of stories and photos, will present a slide show on the history of the Lake Winnebago lake sturgeon at 6 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 16, at the Fond du Lac Public Library.

    • Dec. 30, 2013
  30. Lake Winnebago. Contributed photo

    Winter geocaching, sturgeon spearing and ice diving offer thrills for adventure seekers

    For many, winter means skiing, skating or snowmobiling. But if you’re hunting for a more unusual winter adventure, Wisconsin offers plenty.

    • Dec. 19, 2013
  31. Revival: Sturgeon released into Lake Michigan

    Judy Brown of TheCountryToday.com reports on efforts to spawn and release sturgeon in Lake Michigan in an effort to re-establish the species.

    • Oct. 29, 2013

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