DNR: 19 Fish Harvested From Lake Winnebago, Upriver Lakes Thursday

(Wisconsin) Only 19 fish were harvested from Lake Winnebago and the Upriver Lakes Thursday. There is still one adult female left until the 90-percent trigger and 9 more adult females left until the 100-percent cap on the Upriver Lakes.

The biggest fish was an 83.3 pound female measuring 72 inches in length registered at Wendt’s.

DNR officials say ice conditions are getting worse on the Winnebago System. The DNR received reports of off-road vehicles and ice fishing shacks going through the ice, adding winds have blown away hazard markers indicating cracks and shoves.

They recommend paying close attention to local spearing and fishing club reports.

Pictured: DNR staff are careful to make sure each registered sturgeon is properly measured.Photo credit: Wisconsin DNR