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Sturgeon Spearing Thrives On Wisconsin's Lake Winnebago04:48

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Josh Gumtow, David Schreck & Bill Pahl. Schreck lives in Appleton & speared his first sturgeon opening weekend. His wife said she had the fish "delivered" to his shanty as a Valentine's Day gift. (Susan Bence/WUWM)closemore
Josh Gumtow, David Schreck & Bill Pahl. Schreck lives in Appleton & speared his first sturgeon opening weekend. His wife said she had the fish "delivered" to his shanty as a Valentine's Day gift. (Susan Bence/WUWM)
Pushing the ice block away and under the frozen lake. (Susan Bence/WUWM)
Pushing the ice block away and under the frozen lake. (Susan Bence/WUWM)

Lake Winnebago in Wisconsin is home to one of the largest lake sturgeon population in the world. In many places, sturgeon numbers have plummeted due to overharvesting and loss of habitat. And, for a while, that was also the case in Lake Winnebago.

Reporter Susan Bence of Here & Now contributor WUWM in Wisconsin joined a family out on the ice to find out more about how to catch sturgeon and how this huge fish made a comeback.

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