Sheboygan man spears 185-pound sturgeon

SHEBOYBAN, Wis. (AP) – A Sheboygan man has speared a 185-pound
sturgeon while ice fishing on Lake Winnebago.

Twenty-year-old Josh Genske pulled in the monster catch Monday.
He tells The Sheboygan Press from his ice shanty that hanging up,
the sturgeon is almost a foot taller than he is _ and he’s
6-foot-1.

The sturgeon measures 80.2 inches long and 40.5 inches around.
It ranks as the third-biggest speared in the Winnebago system since
records began in 1941.

Fisheries biologist Karl Scheidegger with the Wisconsin
Department of Natural Resources says the sturgeon was likely 90 to
100 years old.

It ranks behind a 212.2-pound sturgeon speared last year and a
188-pounder landed in 2004.

 

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