DNR Says 90-Percent Sturgeon Harvest Cap Reached On UPriver Lakes

(Winnebago) The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources says spearers Friday reached the 90-percent harvest cap on the Upriver Lakes. They add that spearers with tags for the Upriver Lakes can continue to spear until 1pm Saturday.

Spearers with tags for Lake Winnebago may continue to harvest sturgeon until harvest caps are reached or until the Lake Winnebago System harvest caps are reached. Upriver Lakes harvest numbers representing 90-to-99-percent of the harvest cap, were set at 70 juvenile females, 79 adult females, and 246 males.

The DNR says a total of 61 fish were harvested between Lake Winnebago and the Upriver Lakes on Friday. There were three fish harvested over 100 pounds, the biggest was an F4 female weighing 136.4 pounds and measuring 80.5 inches long. It was harvested by Joshua Genske at the Pipe registration shack.

Pictured: Joshua Genske harvested a 136.5 lbs., 80.5 inch, F4 female from Lake Winnebago Friday. – Photo credit: Wisconsin DNR