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Woman spears 92-pound sturgeon on opening day

LAKE WINNEBAGO, Wis. (CBS 58) -- A good luck charm helped a woman spear a 92-pound sturgeon on opening day of the 2020 season on Lake Winnebago. 

According to the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources, Brandi Lefeber walked onto Lake Winnebago from her family farm with a deer antler as a good luck decoy and preceded to spear the nearly 100-pound sturgeon from inside her tent shanty.

Congrats, Brandi! 

The DNR says because of the hit-or-miss conditions, poor water clarity and a snowstorm, harvest on both Lake Winnebago and the upriver lakes lagged behind traditional weekend harvest numbers.

The shanty count was considerably less than last year.


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Lawrence 17 days ago
And then did what with it? There is a good reason no one eats sturgeon. Horrible. Was this just a vanity kill?
Mike Lawrence 17 days ago
Ate it, there’s a good reason there are dozens of sturgeon recipes on the internet. Sorry you don’t like it, if you have ever even tasted it, just more for the lucky ones that harvest one. Enjoy Wisconsin’s great outdoors!
Lawrence Mike 17 days ago
Okay, someone ate it. But if you want to prove me wrong Mike, post the restaurants with sturgeon on the menu. I'll post the 1000 that do not. I talked with a guy doing this. He won't eat it either.
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