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2013 sturgeon season on par with last year, low harvest

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OSHKOSH (WKOW) -- Sturgeon spearing season is now over and state wildlife officials have tallied up the harvest.

The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR) says a total of 567 sturgeon were harvested during the 2013 spear season -- and 39 of them weighed over 100 pounds.

WLUK-TV reports that this year's total is just one more fish than harvested in 2012, when 566 sturgeon were registered.

A total of 306 sturgeon were taken on Lake Winnebago, and 9.5 percent of those speared on Winnebago weighed more than 100 pounds. DNR officials say that's a record.

The numbers speared were well below the cap.

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