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DNR: Spearers took 1,820 sturgeon


MADISON (WKOW) -- It was a record-breaking sturgeon season for Wisconsin anglers.

The Department of Natural Resources says Ron Grishaber of Appleton bagged a 212.2-pound female, an all-time state record. The agency says Matt Judkins of Mt. Calvary killed a 116.8-pound male, the largest male ever registered.

In all, spearers took 1,820 fish during this month's sturgeon season on the Lake Winnebago system.

The season closed on Feb. 18 after six days. Overall in 2010, spearers took 270 juvenile females, 801 adult females and 749 males. Eighty-two fish weighed 100 pounds or more.

The DNR sold 10,366 spearing licenses for Lake Winnebago. The agency also sold 494 out of 500 licenses for lakes Poygan, Winneconne and Butte des Mort.

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