What's your favorite sturgeon spearing memory? Share your stories for an upcoming article.

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Daphne Lemke
Fond du Lac Reporter

FOND DU LAC — Sturgeon spearing season is almost upon us, so what's your favorite memory from previous spearing years?

Spearers, spectators and other enthusiasts each come out of the season every year with their own stories of big fish and good fun, and we want to hear them all!

Is there a catch you'll never forget hauling out of the ice? Amid years of watching the depths with friends or family, is there a particular day that sticks out in your memory? Is there a story behind your shanty?

Do you have a tradition you uphold no matter the ice or weather conditions? If you've speared a sturgeon, what did you do with it afterward?

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Whether you venture out onto Lake Winnebago or the Upriver Lakes, share your stories — and a photo or two — with Daphne Lemke at Then, come back as the 2024 season gets closer to check out other stories from fellow sturgeon enthusiasts.

Daphne Lemke is the Streetwise reporter for the Fond du Lac Reporter. Contact her at