This past weekend marked the opening weekend for sturgeon spearing on the Winnebago System. Day one was by far the better day, with 219 fish collected. Lake Winnebago saw decent numbers with 83 fish caught, but the Upriver Lakes saw much better success, with 136 fish reeled in. Day 2 was not quite as fruitful, with a total of 124 sturgeon captured. The split was much closer as well, with 56 fish coming from Lake Winnebago, and 68 fish being pulled from the Upriver Lakes. Joseph Orlando has the distinction of catching the largest sturgeon of the weekend, measuring at 77.5” long, and weighing a whopping 147.3 LBS. Congratulations to Joseph, and good luck to those braving the winter cold.