Sturgeon Spearfishing

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    Mar 21, 2015 3:02 AM GMT
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    NYT: The sturgeon spearfishing season at Lake Winnebago, the largest lake in Wisconsin, attracts ice fishermen to the lake and relatives and neighbors to the check-ins.

    http://www.nytimes.com/2015/03/21/sports/gone-spearfishin.html?ref=sports
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    Mar 21, 2015 3:10 PM GMT
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    NYT: The sturgeon spearfishing season at Lake Winnebago, the largest lake in Wisconsin, attracts ice fishermen to the lake and relatives and neighbors to the check-ins.

    http://www.nytimes.com/2015/03/21/sports/gone-spearfishin.html?ref=sports


    Whoa! That's sucker's HUGE! Are there yellow perch, walleye, and whitefish in Winnebago? LOVE fresh-water fish!
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    Mar 21, 2015 11:45 PM GMT
    I caught a few Columbia River Sturgeon when I was younger. Didn't keep any. Not much sport to it. It's like hooking into a log... (maybe it is a log?) and eventually if you tug on it long enough this huge fish comes up and says "Well, what do you want to do about it?" IIRC, the legal minimum size is four feet and it takes them something like 20 years to get that big. I don't really see the point in killing them.

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    Mar 22, 2015 2:29 PM GMT
    I missed the 't' in headline and was imagining running down the street in my scrubs being chased by someone wielding a harpoon.