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MuskieHunter930
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7/13/14 7:44 AM CST
August 1st deadline for upriver permit apps.

I've got five points and this year will be my sixth. Any year now?

Tight Lines. Stay Dry.

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3/25/14 7:05 AM CST
With the season over, and a long time to wait for the next one, some of you mite get alittle stir crazy. I think I found something that mite help. It's a book called People of the Sturgeon Wisconsins love affair with an ancient fish. I've never speared before but I've always been in aw of them. This book has a complete history of sturgeon in the winnabago chain and for those of you that can't read, there's plenty of pics, HaHa. I. would say if you don't already have it get it! Hell, some of you are most likely in it, or know some one that is.:-)

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3/14/14 10:03 PM CST
I can believe that regalt45. Unfortunately alot of spears out there dont fly straight.A big reason for missed fish.Sorry to hear that.Big believer in test throwing your spears,especially ones that are new or arent proven.For me it's a confidence thing, perfection, but I'm a freak about all my gear.We learned alot when we started video recording throws.You can easily see if they steer and glide one way and need to be tweaked.Also not a big fan of two piece handles for alignment reasons,may change every time its put back together.Off season storage is another factor.Always hang them from their eye hooks, gravity is your friend, not leaning against the basement wall,the shafts may arch over time and if bumped hard enough head alignment will be off.Always seems to be the little things that can make or break your season.

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3/14/14 6:15 PM CST
I bought a spear from Doug in Kaukauna. I have nothing against him and don't know him personally. But that spear did NOT fly straight. Just speaking from personal experience. As far as the craftsmanship of the spear, it was fantastic. But it didn't fly straight.

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3/14/14 10:35 AM CST
That's a somewhat vague question but obviously all are made from stainless or steel on a conventional mill or CNC. Lots of private guys make there own,and sell a few.Just search Craigslist under "sturgeon" to get ahold of someone. Couple businesses come to mind also that somewhat mass produce them. Bowes makes them,will sell you just the tines with barbs on already incase you bend one. Call or Text Mike For more Details Or bowespitstop.com 920-960-2670.

In Kaukauna, CNC shop makes the absolute best around.Contact Doug at 920.205.0237 if you are interested.They can help you out.Here's there story and info. http://winnebagosturgeon.wordpress.com/2011/01/17/looking-to-buy-a-new-sturgeon-spear/

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3/14/14 9:29 AM CST
Does anybody know how or what they use to make barbs on flying barb spears? Or if I can get in touch with a builder, shoot me a message

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3/9/14 7:16 PM CST
@Arrowed_Tom... I put in for the tag by myself. I am looking forward to getting an URL tag next year, if not, I will really have some questions. Thanks for the input.

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3/9/14 5:39 PM CST
I'm planning on doing it 1 time just to try it and back down with the group. As of now I'm all alone this coming year and I'm not waiting for a big one up there.

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3/9/14 4:44 PM CST
@sturgeonsmacker...did you put in for a tag or point only? Or if you put in as a group they take the points of the person with fewest.

I've now got 3 points myself. I've never speared the URLs and just want to check it out. But I'll be basically on my own as my group has our spot that we don't move from.

Muskyhunter I might be asking you to see what its like in 2015.

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3/8/14 7:27 PM CST
I just bought my new license yesterday. This was the first year I was asked if I wanted a point or a harvest permit. I picked permit so this summer I'm expecting a good news letter from the DNR.

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3/8/14 6:47 PM CST
Thanks for the info Arrowed_Tom.

I, like MuskyHunter, have 6 points, which means last year I would have had 5 points. According to the info passed along by Arrowed_Tom, this means I would have been offered an URL tag this past season, which I was not. I had a great year on Winnebago, so I am not complaining, but I am wondering if anyone else experienced this same thing? Thanks!

MuskyHunter
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3/8/14 12:45 PM CST
6 points for this guy!

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3/7/14 8:28 PM CST
More information on drawing a tag for URL via an email from Ryan Koenigs

The applicants/winners for 2014 is shown in the table below. Anyone who was applying solo or in a group where the lowest member had 5 or more points should have received a permit (remember though these are preference points before the lottery, whereas the number shown on the letter is the number + an additional point because the applicant was not drawn that year). So looking ahead to 2015 season, applicants will need at least 5 preference points to draw a permit, but not all applicants with 5 will receive a permit.

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3/7/14 9:08 AM CST
It's a point system, just like bear...... pay the $3 application fee every year until you have enough points.

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3/7/14 4:49 AM CST
9-11 years for a first year applicant now.

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