Posted at: 02/25/2013 9:59 AM
OSHKOSH, Wis. (AP) - The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources says a total of 567 sturgeon were harvested during the 2013 spear season - and 39 of them weighed over 100 pounds.
The sturgeon season ended Sunday.
WLUK-TV reports (http://bit.ly/13gfrr5 ) that this year's total is just one more fish than harvested in 2012, when 566 sturgeon were registered.
A total of 306 sturgeon were taken on Lake Winnebago, and 9.5 percent of those speared on Winnebago weighed more than 100 pounds. The DNR says that's a record.
Final totals on Lake Winnebago for the 2013 season were: 30 juvenile females, 131 adult females, and 145 males. The numbers speared were well below the cap.
Information from: WLUK-TV, http://www.fox11online.com
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