fishing

Regional
6:29 pm
Tue February 4, 2014

VIDEO: Ready Your Spears - Wisconsin's Sturgeon Season Is About to Start

In 2013, Glen Wiesmueller speared this 110.7-pound sturgeon.
Credit Fond du Lac Area Convention & Visitors Bureau

Lake Effect's Mitch Teich interviews documentary producer Steve Boettcher.

More than 11,000 people are expected to take to the ice of Wisconsin's Lake Winnebago this week, hoping to spear themselves a mighty prize: a sturgeon.

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Regional
11:45 am
Wed March 20, 2013

Wisconsin's Last Flash Point Over Tribal Spear Fishing

Chippewa tribes in northern Wisconsin have announced plans to spear 59,399 walleyes in off-reservation lakes this season.
Credit Wolfgang Hoffmann

Tribal leaders in Wisconsin have been unhappy with state leaders for relaxing mining standards and approving a wolf hunt. Now tensions have emerged over spear fishing.

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Regional
4:41 pm
Mon April 25, 2011

Spring Migration Attracts Fishermen to Heart of City

Fishermen work the Menomonee River near Miller Park.

Every spring in southeastern Wisconsin, rising water temperatures activate certain fishes’ instincts to leave Lake Michigan and migrate up river. Several species, including big trout called “steelhead,” make the run upstream to find gravel beds. That’s where the females deposit eggs and the males then fertilize them.

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