A documentary that shows two families' long histories catching the elusive and primitive
Lake Sturgeon will air on public television Monday night. Emmy award-winning director Steve Boettcher's film "The Frozen Chosen" features the Muche and Schumacher families. Both are from the Fond du Lac area and have storied pasts spearing sturgeons. The show will air on PBS Monday February 10th and Thursday February 13th. Boettcher will be a guest at 9:10am Monday on AM 1170 WFDL’s Between the Lines program. Anglers sometimes spend years searching for the fish, which can weigh in at hundreds of pounds. Boettcher, an Appleton native, says his film focuses on state agencies' attempts to protect the species' population. The premiere aired Thursday at Fond du Lac's Thelma Sadoff Center for the Arts and the sturgeon spearing season opens Saturday on Lake Winnebago and Upriver Lakes.