Successful sturgeon spearing season comes to a close

OSHKOSH – The 2014 sturgeon spearing season finished on Thursday. For the year 1,854 sturgeon were harvested between Lake Winnebago and the Upriver Lakes. They were 89 fish harvested on the final day of the season.

A total of 89 spearers harvested fish on the final day of the season, bringing the season total on Lake Winnebago to 1,513 fish. 95 of these fish (6.3%) tipped the scales at 100 pounds or larger, which is the most fish over 100 pounds ever registered in a season. The largest fish harvested today was registered at Jerry’s Bar by Sheri Rasmussen and tipped the scales at 137.2 pounds, measuring 72.5 inches.

Click on the video above for more on the final day of the season.

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