Wisconsin sturgeon harvest plunges on Monday

Wisconsin DNR Senior Fisheries Biologist/
Winnebago System Sturgeon Biologist

The Monday, Feb. 19 sturgeon harvest took quite a dip compared to Sunday as 21 fish were registered.  
Calumet Harbor (Pipe) led the way with 10 fish registered, followed by Wendt’s (5), Stockbridge (4), and Payne’s Point (2).  
There was a single fish registered that pushed over 100 pounds on the scale and that was the 124.2-pound, 71.5-inch female sturgeon registered at Calumet Harbor by Lucas Wagner of St. Cloud, MN.
Monday was also a good day for the Manderscheid family of New Holstein as the brother-sister combination of Gordon Manderscheid and Stella Manderscheid each harvested fish. Gordon’s fish was 62.6 pounds (66.2 inches) while Stella’s fish was 51.6 pounds (59.7 inches).