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Annual sturgeon spearing tradition kicks off Saturday on Lake Winnebago (video, photos)

3:55 PM, Feb. 8, 2013
Cutting in: Sturgeon spearers prepare for opening ...
Cutting in: Sturgeon spearers prepare for opening ...: FEB. 8, 2013: Josh Hungerford, of Oakfield, explains how he cuts his spearing hole on Lake Winnebago near Stockbridge.
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Chain saws buzzed and pickup trucks pulling shanties dotted the Lake Winnebago horizon Friday morning as sturgeon spearers prepared for the annual tradition.

More than 12,000 people will hope to haul up one of the bottom-feeding, slow-moving fish when the season opens Saturday.

Josh Hungerford, of Oakfield, had a crew of six help cut-in his 8-foot-wide spearing hole about a mile out from Stockbridge Friday. ...

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