MENASHA - Sturgeon
spearers are getting ready for the season to open on frozen Lake
Fishermen and women
have been cutting thousands of holes in the ice. After checking
clarity conditions for weeks, spearers can now get a look at the
visibility below the surface with the holes cut.
After the recent
cold spell, many say the ice is now thick enough. Shawn Wendt and
his crew cuts holes for spear fishermen around the lake. Wendt tells
a news outlet the ice is about 15 inches thick is his area about two
miles off the Lake Winnebago shoreline.
The forecast calls
for bitter cold when the sturgeon season opens Saturday at 7 a.m.
The season will run for 16 days, or until the safe harvest limit is