JANUARY 9, 2019

Wisconsin: Winnebago Lake Sturgeon Meetings Set for January

Wisconsin DNR will be hosting 3 public meetings in January to provide an update on the status of the Winnebago System lake sturgeon population, highlight results from recent assessments, and answer general questions about the sturgeon management program. The Department recently sent a survey to 2,000 randomly selected license holders to gauge spearer opinion about the use of large, "non-traditional" sturgeon spears and underwater cameras. Results from the survey will be presented at these meetings. The meeting will include a question and answer session, so this is your opportunity to come voice your concerns and learn more about the sturgeon management program. We hope to see you at one of the following meetings: • Wednesday, January 23rd, 6:30 PM-8:30 PM, Horace Mann High School Auditorium, 325 McKinley St., North Fond du Lac 54937. • Tuesday, January 29th, 6:30 PM-8:30 PM, Engler Center for the Performing Arts, 530 W Main St., Chilton 53014. • Thursday, January 31st, 6:30 PM-8:30 PM, Menasha High School Auditorium, 420 7th St., Menasha 54952. Feel free to contact Ryan Koenigs with any questions you may have about sturgeon management on the Winnebago System or the upcoming meetings. Ryan Koenigs Senior Fisheries Biologist / Winnebago System Sturgeon Biologist Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources 625 E County Rd. Y, Suite 700 Oshkosh, WI 54901 Phone: (920)303-5450 Fax: (920)424-4404 Ryan.koenigs@wisconsin.gov dnr.wi.gov