- Associated Press - Tuesday, April 19, 2016

MANAWA, Wis. (AP) - One of the more unique rites of spring has started in eastern Wisconsin.

The annual sturgeon spawning season is underway. The large, ancient fish make their way up the rivers that feed the Lake Winnebago system to spawn. It’s a big draw for nature lovers who come to the Wolf, Fox and Embarrass rivers each year.

Department of Natural Resources sturgeon biologist Ryan Koenigs tells WLUK-TV (https://bit.ly/23W7TGB ) the recent warm weather has drawn fish to the Wolf River where the water temperature jumped about 15 degrees in less than a week.

DNR crews net and tag the fish. Koenigs says they tagged about 100 to 150 fish on Monday alone.

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Information from: WLUK-TV, https://www.fox11online.com


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