• Interview with Clarence Hopp

    Hopp, Clarence

    Richard Braasch interviews Clarence Hopp about near misses while sturgeon spearing, tactics for attracting sturgeon with decoys, and cooking sturgeon when he is lucky enough to spear one.

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  • Interview with Bill Goeser

    Goeser, Bill

    Bill Goeser is interviewed about his experiences sturgeon spearing over the years. He tells of his family learning to spear, early decoys and coaxer styles, and cooking sturgeon. Interviewer identity…

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  • Interview with Barb Cook, Dennis Cook, Art Levknecht, and Dorothy Levknecht

    Cook, Barb, Cook, Dennis, Levknecht, Art, Levknecht, Dorothy

    Barb and Dennis Cook and Art and Dorothy Levknecht are interviewed by Kendal Kamke regarding how both couples became involved in sturgeon spearing, and how they came to fish together as a group of fou…

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  • Interview with Howard Wruck

    Wruck, Howard

    Dominic C. Carmona interviews Howard Wruck about his own and his family's history with sturgeon spearing. Howard discusses cooking methods for sturgeon and spearing stories.

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  • Interview with Gwen Bowe

    Bowe, Gwen

    Gwen Bowe is interviewed by Bill Casper about catching a 126-pound sturgeon in 1980, the first time she’d gone to spear. This fish she speared was eventually donated to Case Western Reserve University…

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  • Interview with Bill Buksyk

    Buksyk, Bill

    Bill Buksyk is interviewed by Dick Koerner about his experience sturgeon fishing. They discuss his first sturgeon spearing experience with his brothers, his most memorable experience, and his worst ex…

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  • Interview with Dan Gerhardt

    Gerhardt, Dan

    Dan Gerhardt, interviewed by Dick Koerner, talks about some of his experiences with sturgeon spearing on Lake Winnebago. He recalls learning to spear and important moments from the last fifty years. H…

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  • Interview with Robert Abraham

    Abraham, Robert

    Dick Ristow interviews Robert "Jake" Abraham about his experiences sturgeon spearing. Robert talks about how spearing has changed over the years, including ice saws, transportation, and shanties. He a…

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