Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Lake Sturgeon - on a hook and a line

The lake sturgeon hook and line season opens September 4th and runs through September 30th. High water levels in state rivers should make this one interesting.

The 2010 season marks the fourth year that the minimum length for harvesting sturgeon is set at 60 inches, with a one-fish limit per season. There is a catch and release season on a stretch of the Menominee River downstream from the Hattie Street dam to Green Bay.

New this year is a catch and release season on the lower St. Croix River from St. Croix Falls Dam downstream to the Mississippi River from Oct. 1 through Oct. 15 to allow Wisconsin and Minnesota to have the same regulations for the same species. This is not reflected in the Fishing Regulations 2010-2011.

Remember to follow all required fishing regulations and bring your bug spray!

About the Hook and Line Season

News release from WDNR.

photo used by permission from the Shedd Aquarium, Chicago