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Fishing WisconsinLake sturgeon hook and line harvest areas

sturgeon hook and line map
Lower Wisconsin River below the Wisconsin Dells Dam. Season: First Saturday in September to September 30. Minimum length limit: 60 inches; Bag limit: one fish per season. Anglers must have a sturgeon harvest tag to harvest a sturgeon Menominee River on the Wisconsin/Michigan boundary. Season: First Saturday in September to September 30. Minimum length limit: 60 inches upstream of Hattie Street Dam. Catch and release only downstream of the Hattie Street Dam; Bag limit: one fish per season. Anglers must have WI/MI boundary water sturgeon harvest tag to harvest a sturgeon. Mainstem Chippewa River including sloughs, bayous, and flowages. Season: First Saturday in September to September 30. Minimum length limit: 60 inches; Bag limit: one fish per season. Anglers must have a sturgeon tag to harvest a sturgeon Jump River below the North and South Forks.  Season: First Saturday in September to September 30. Minimum length limit: 60 inches  Bag limit: one fish per season. Anglers must have a sturgeon harvest tag to harvest a sturgeon Lake Superior. Season: Continous, year-round. Minimum length limit: 50". Bag limit: One fish per season. Anglers must have a sturgeon tag to harvest a sturgeon. Yellow Lake downstream to the Danbury Dam, including Little Yellow Lake and Danbury Flowage. Season: First Saturday in September to September 30. Minimum length limit: 60 inches; Bag limit: one fish per season.  Fishery operated under a quota system. Anglers must have a sturgeon harvest tag to harvest a sturgeon St. Croix River below St. Croix Falls Dam. Season: First Saturday in September to September 30 (harvest season). October 1 to October 15 (catch and release only). Minimum length limit: 60 inches; Bag limit: one fish per season. Anglers must have a sturgeon harvest tag to harvest a sturgeon West Fork of the Chippewa River including the Chippewa Flowage upstream to Moose Lake Dam. Season: First Saturday in September to September 30. Minimum length limit: 60 inches; Bag limit: one fish per season. Anglers must have a sturgeon harvest tag to harvest a sturgeon South Fork of the Flambeau River. Season: First Saturday in September to September 30. Minimum length limit: 60 inches; Bag limit: one fish per season. Anglers must have a sturgeon harvest tag to harvest a sturgeon North Fork of the Flambeau River from the Turtle-Flambeau Dam downstream to the confluence with the Chippewa River. Season: First Saturday in September to September 30. Minimum length limit: 60 inches; Bag limit: one fish per season. Anglers must have a sturgeon harvest tag to harvest a sturgeon East Fork of the Chippewa River. Season: First Saturday in September to September 30. Minimum length limit: 60 inches; Bag limit: one fish per season. Anglers must have a sturgeon harvest tag to harvest a sturgeon Butternut Lake (Price Co.). Season: Season: First Saturday in September to September 30. Minimum length limit: 60 inches; Bag limit: one fish per season. Anglers must have a sturgeon harvest tag to harvest a sturgeon
  1. Lake Superior
  2. Yellow Lake downstream to the Danbury Dam, including Little Yellow Lake and Danbury Flowage
  3. Main stem Chippewa River and impoundments
  4. West Fork Chippewa River including Chippewa Flowage upstream to Moose Lake Dam
  5. East Fork Chippewa River including impoundments and drainage lakes
  6. Butternut Lake
  7. North Fork of the Flambeau River in Ashland, Price, Sawyer, and Iron (up to the TFF Dam) counties
  8. South Fork Flambeau River
  9. Jump River below the North and South Forks
  10. Menominee River (WI/MI Boundary Water)
  11. Lower Wisconsin RIver below the Wisconsin Dells Dam
  12. St. Croix River below St. Croix Falls (WI/MN Boundary Water)

Lake sturgeon harvest areas [PDF 248KB]

Contact information
For more information, please contact:
Karl Scheidegger
Fisheries biologist
Last revised: Tuesday August 23 2016