By Joe Cermele
Last Saturday marked the opening of the sturgeon spearing season on Lake Winnebago in Wisconsin. To kick things off, Green Bay resident Ron Grishaber speared and pulled a 212-pound specimen up through the ice. Not only does the fish break the 188-pound lake rod-and-reel record, but the 195-pound Winnebago spear record set in 1979. Of course this is an impressive catch, but what I find most interesting about it is the age of the sturgeon.
According to this story on the Los Angeles Times Blog, the sturgeon has been a legal-size fish since 1918, which is the same year the U.S. entered World War I.