Wednesday, February 8, 2012
First was the Best!
Lake Winnebago in Wisconsin plays host to a sturgeon spearing season every year.Here is my very first one and I have not been able to match it since.It was 1995 at about 10:10 a.m. and music from the Jerry Schneider radio show was playing . After a 2 hour stint that morning and 6 previous seasons worth of looking down the hole it finally happened . A shadow appeared from the bottom of the lake and it lifted to meet my decoy. I didn’t have much time to grab the spear and throw but I connected with a perfect mid body shot which drove three tines deep into the fish and then it was,” game on”. The fish put up a nice battle but I was able to wrestled it out of the hole and out the shack door. My first fish, a 86 lb beauty . I have speared several since but this one is etched inside forever!
Posted by John McArdle at 5:17 PM