SHERWOOD, Wis. (AP) - The 2010 sturgeon-spearing season has opened in record-settingfashion, as one spearer nabbed a fish weighing a whopping 212pounds.
The Green Bay Press-Gazette reports that Ron Grishaber ofAppleton registered the sturgeon Saturday morning. It was 84.2inches long, or about the height of Milwaukee Bucks center AndrewBogut.
The previous record was a 188-pound sturgeon caught six yearsago. That fish was about five inches shorter than Grishaber's.
Dozens of spearers caught fish that weighed at least 100 pounds.A record 34 such fish were registered, with 31 from Lake Winnebagoand the other three on upriver lakes.
Lake Winnebago is already at nearly 40 percent of its adultfemale harvest cap. Upriver lakes are at more than 50 percent oftheir cap.
Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.
A three-semi crash in Dodge County injures two people.
The Oshkosh Board of Education discuss a possibly referendum.
Area road crews are ready to get out and salt the roadways. However, they say, that can't be doing that Wednesday night.
Oneida Casino officials say they're not playing games when it comes to giving patrons what they want. Leaders detailed changes coming as a part of the casino's multi-million dollar renovation and expansion.
Green Bay Metro Fire Department crews are taking advantage of the closed Leo Frigo Bridge to get some training in Wednesday.
A panel of experts tasked with reviewing Outagamie County's response to a series of tornadoes that hit the county in August revealed its findings Wednesday.