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A History of the Wisconsin Lake Sturgeon

Before we get into the Women on Winnebago event itself, let me give you a little history of Lake Winnebago sturgeon

Many moons ago when Wisconsin was first settled, the settlers that took up residence around Lake Winnebago were either farmers or fishermen.

The fishermen took advantage of the bounty that still to this day, resides in Lake Winnebago.

In the early 19th century, fishermen became dismayed when they realized their nets were being destroyed by an ancient fish native to the Great Lakes region.  The torpedo shaped fish had five rows of bony plates that would easily cut the nets; they were deemed “garbage fish” much like carp is today.  The fishermen began to slaughter the bony fish that would get caught and tear the nets by the thousands in an attempt to eradicate these pests. Continue reading A History of the Wisconsin Lake Sturgeon

Fond du Lac Area Visitor’s Bureau Welcomes the Outdoor Industry with Open Arms

“All that visit the Fond du Lac area will be warmly welcomed to a convenient Lake Winnebago destination with a versatile, affordable experience.”

C’mon in…

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Serving as the base hub for the largest inland lake in Wisconsin, Fond du Lac undoubtedly offers the outdoorsman a wide variety of recreational opportunities.

Last fall the Fond du Lac Area Visitor’s Bureau rebranded itself, and has been making headlines in the outdoor industry. Due to the efforts of the handful of employees at the Visitor’s Bureau, it has become a hotspot for the outdoor communicator looking for the next great story.

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Sturgeon Spearing Season Kicks Off With a Celebration of This Prehistoric Fish

The Winnebago System Sturgeon Spearing Season kicks off tomorrow and anglers are giddy in anticipation of the ultimate cold weather hunt.

Wisconsin Sturgeon Spearing is a tradition handed down or attracting new spearers dating back eighty years.
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