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Sturgeon
  1. Employees from Bayshipbuilding in Sturgeon Bay rescued a large, live sturgeon from the graving dock Wednesday. Photo submitted by Tom Carow

    Sturgeon rescued at Bay Shipbuilding

    On Wednesday, after docking the tug Mary Page, Bay Shipbuilding Co. crews noticed the usual Sturgeon Bay fish population had entered the small graving dock — small mouth, brown trout, walleye, perch and carp were abundant, and then came the call,

    • Jun. 6, 2014
  2. Oshkosh native Ron Bruch is the new DNR fisheries chief. Submitted photo

    Mr. Sturgeon: Oshkosh native Ron Bruch takes on role as DNR fisheries chief

    Mr. Sturgeon has become Mr. DNR Fisheries Chief.

    • Jun. 4, 2014
  3. Young Manitowoc archers took part in the National Archery in the Schools competition. In back from left: Andrew Eberhardt, Josh Brooks, Hannah Lulloff, Izzy Balma, Aaron Murphy, Cameron Schroeder, Andrew Kumbalek, Josh Shavlik, Ian Siebold, Jacob Schindler, Ian Schisel, Morgan Tienor and Andrew Hubbartt. Third row, from left: Yannis Acosta, Jordan Shavlik, Stephanie Galien, Elizabeth Voda, Gavin Schlaeger, Kirsten Boettcher, Jacob Siebold, Jarrett Weier, Miranda Kretsch, Mason Gollata, Ashley Wachholz, Lauren Imhoff, Brandon Braun, and Coach Koch. Second row, kneeling, from left: Garden Weber, Kalysta Zdanowski, Abigail Copley, Dawson Boettcher, Ryan Wech, Megan Wech, Katherine Ackley, Rylee Gollata and Allison Hallfrisch. Front row, from left, Phoenix Jonas, Lucas Siebold, Gryffin Jonas and Jacob Tienor. Submitted

    Bob Schuh column: Sturgeon search proves fruitful

    Last Sunday Mary and I loaded up the kids and took a tour in search of the sturgeon that are now spawning in rivers connected to the Lake Winnebago system. Our first stop was the Shawano damn but no sturgeon.

    • Apr. 29, 2014
  4. Ghost sturgeon haunts deep, dark waters

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

    • May 1, 2014
  5. sturgeon Dan Powers/Post-Crescent Media

    Sturgeon spawning slows on Winnebago System

    Sturgeon spawning on the Winnebago System diminished Saturday after an active Friday night on the Wolf River along the Sturgeon Trail on Waupaca County X.

    • Apr. 26, 2014
  6. DNR: Sturgeon spawning activity underway

    Ryan Koenigs, senior fisheries biologist and Winnebago sturgeon biologist for the DNR, reports that sturgeon spawning activity has begun on the Wolf and upper Fox rivers.

    • Apr. 24, 2014
  7. '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
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. Browse, share photos from sturgeon season

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

    • Feb. 18, 2014
  11. 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
  12. 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
  13. 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
  14. 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
  15. 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
  16. 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
  17. 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
  18. 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
  19. 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
  20.  Mark Schram/For Wisconsinoutdoorfun.com

    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
  21. 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
  22. 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
  23. 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
  24. 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
  25. 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
  26. 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
  27. 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
  28. 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
  29. 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
  30. 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
  31. 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
  32. 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

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