Neenah, WI

Interviewee Collection Sort descending Description Interviewer Date of Interview Location of Interview Affiliation
Bob Frank People of the Sturgeon: Wisconsin's Love Affair with an Ancient Fish

Dick Koerner interviews Bob Frank about his experiences with sturgeon fishing. Frank discusses his techniques and superstitions, as well as his thoughts on regulation changes over the years. Frank mentions his favorite fishing stories from his own past and how he prefers to cook sturgeon.

Dick Koerner Neenah, WI University of Wisconsin Board of Regents, Oshkosh Public Museum
Bob and Darlene Homan People of the Sturgeon: Wisconsin's Love Affair with an Ancient Fish

Bob and Darlene Homan are interviewed by Dick Koerner about Darlene's record sturgeon and other spearing stories.

Dick Koerner Neenah, WI University of Wisconsin Board of Regents, Oshkosh Public Museum
Carl Jersild People of the Sturgeon: Wisconsin's Love Affair with an Ancient Fish

Carl Jersild, interviewed by Dick Koerner, tells of his first and only sturgeon he speared in 19 years. He also praises the DNR for the work in managing the sturgeon population. In addition, Carl also relates a story about being on shifting ice, and another about a friend who videotaped his day sturgeon fishing only to find out, while watching the videotape, that he missed a golden opportunity. 

Dick Koerner Neenah, WI University of Wisconsin Board of Regents, Oshkosh Public Museum
John Jurgenson People of the Sturgeon: Wisconsin's Love Affair with an Ancient Fish

 Dick Koerner interviews John Jurgenson about changes in ice fishing equipment changes since the old days of spearing and the group of people he typically spear with.

Dick Koerner Neenah, WI University of Wisconsin Board of Regents, Oshkosh Public Museum
John Jurgenson People of the Sturgeon: Wisconsin's Love Affair with an Ancient Fish

John Jurgenson discusses creation of sturgeon spears. Interviewer identity for August 2, 2007 interview is unknown.

Unknown Neenah, WI University of Wisconsin Board of Regents, Oshkosh Public Museum
Dick Koerner People of the Sturgeon: Wisconsin's Love Affair with an Ancient Fish

Ronald M. Bruch interviews Dick Koerner, avid sturgeon spearer since 1955. Dick relates numerous stories of memorable fishing incidents, as well as discussing his construction of his shanties and creation of spears and decoys.

Ronald M. Bruch Neenah, WI University of Wisconsin Board of Regents, Oshkosh Public Museum
Elmer Kuchenbecker People of the Sturgeon: Wisconsin's Love Affair with an Ancient Fish

Dick Koerner interviews Elmer Kuchenbecker about his sturgeon spearing stories, including the largest fish he ever speared.

Dick Koerner Neenah, WI University of Wisconsin Board of Regents, Oshkosh Public Museum
Donald Petersen, Sr. People of the Sturgeon: Wisconsin's Love Affair with an Ancient Fish

Interviewed by Dick Koerner, Donald Petersen, Sr. (also known as Old Timer or O.T.) discusses his experiences with sturgeon spearing. He talks about changes in the sport, his spearing history, and preferences for recipes, spearing locations, and spears.

Dick Koerner Neenah, WI University of Wisconsin Board of Regents, Oshkosh Public Museum
Lynn and Larry Benedict People of the Sturgeon: Wisconsin's Love Affair with an Ancient Fish

Lynn and Larry Benedict are interviewed by Dick Koerner about their experiences with sturgeon spearing on Lake Winnebago, Wisconsin. They discuss changes in spearing over the years, some of their most exciting experiences related to sturgeon spearing, and how the weather on the lake impacts fishing.

Dick Koerner Neenah, WI University of Wisconsin Board of Regents, Oshkosh Public Museum