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.
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