Chicago Sun-Times
Stray Casts will intelligently report and observe, hopefully with a touch of wit, on daily occurrences, reports and releases related to Chicago-area outdoors from bucks to bass to birds to bugs

Fish of the Week: Legal sturgeon

| No Comments | 2 TrackBacks

Mark Tsurkis of Wheeling caught the first legal lake sturgeon of the hook and line season on the Wisconsin River at the Wisconsin Dells.

sturgeon09-21-10wisconsindellsrs

Tsurkis (right), who was fishing with his buddy Vitaly Jentimir, earned Fish of the Week honors.

I believe this is a FOTW first.

They registered the sturgeon at at River's Edge, where Botch Leonhardt said it measured 60.5 inches and weighed 47 pounds.

Legal sturgeon must be 60 inches or longer. A harvest tag is required. The season at the Dells runs through Sept. 30. Click here for more on hook and line sturgeon season in Wisconsin.

FOTW usually tops the Midwest Fishing Report on the outdours page of the Sun-Times each Wednesday. An extended online version appears here, usually by midnight Tuesday.

E-mail FOTW nominations to outdoordb@sbcglobal.net.

2 TrackBacks

TrackBack URL: http://blogs.suntimes.com/cgi-bin/mt-tb.cgi/35635

Shoreline events and the shoreline fishing for salmon and trout lead this Midwest Fishing Report.... Read More

As usual, this is the busiest weekend of the fall for Wild Weekend Wanderings around Chicago outdoors, led by Hunting and Fishing Days, National Public Lands Day and the usual fall doings.... Read More

Leave a comment

About this Entry

This page contains a single entry by Dale Bowman published on September 21, 2010 7:43 PM.

Illinois Hunting Report: Ridiculous harvest was the previous entry in this blog.

Stray Cast: Fish & baseball is the next entry in this blog.

Find recent content on the main index or look in the archives to find all content.