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Carrie Zylka’s 2017 February Wrap Up

February was a short month but it felt like a really long one. The month kicked off with the 5th annual Women on Winnebago Media Event. Every year the Fond du Lac Visitor’s Bureau hosts a handful of outdoor communicators for Wisconsin’s Sturgeon Spearing season. This year we had friends from out of state join us which made it more fun. If you’re on Twitter/Instagram/Facebook you can search for #SturgeonSpearing and #ss2017 hashtags to see several of our posts and photos.

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Exciting news/Special Announcements:

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Dinosaur Hunting on Lake Winnebago

Wisconsin. A state steeped in outdoors heritage and tradition. Generations of hunters and fishermen have taken to the woods and the waters of this great state for many generations, but you would be hard pressed to find a tradition in the outdoors older than the Sturgeon spearing season on the Lake Winnebago chain.

Lake Winnebago is home to the largest self reproducing population of lake sturgeon in the world. These giants of the lake live for well over 100 years and reach sizes of over 200 pounds! Continue reading Dinosaur Hunting on Lake Winnebago

Join Me For A Weekend of Sturgeon Spearing in 2017

February 10-12, 2017

Photos, a video and information on the 2017 HuntFishTravel Sturgeon Spearing outing you’re invited to, as well as the highlights from 2016.

The quest is for dinosaurs older than my grandparents on Lake Winnebago….the hunt for prehistoric behemoths that prowl the waters less than fifty miles from my home.

Join Me For A Weekend of Sturgeon Spearing in 2017 Shanty Town

These creatures fascinate me. Their history is rife with drama and science fiction; you can read how Wisconsin can justifiably claim them as the state’s most successful conservation effort here:

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#HuntFishTravel 130 – Sturgeon Spearing through the Ice in Wisconsin

“”HuntFishTravel 130 – Sturgeon Spearing through the Ice in Wisconsin”




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In this episode Carrie is joined by Lee Schneider of Boot-Trac Adventures. They chat about sturgeon spearing scouting, cutting in, how to navigate the roads on the lake and they share their two biggest tips for first time spearers. Continue reading #HuntFishTravel 130 – Sturgeon Spearing through the Ice in Wisconsin

Sturgeon Camp 2014

Spending several days with a group of buddies, getting up at the crack of dawn and heading out into the frigid Wisconsin temps to try to kill a really big animal….could be an interchangeable description for either Deer Camp or Sturgeon Camp. Continue reading Sturgeon Camp 2014