Each winter a monstrous beast lures men and women to the ice of Lake Winnebago. It is the only place on the planet where this occurs. "The Frozen Chosen" introduces you to the obsessed men and women who are willing to wait days, years, even decades to propel their spears and bring you face-to-face with the prize below.
It's "The Deadliest Catch" meets "Ice Road Truckers," says filmmaker Steve Boettcher, who spent two years on the ice capturing the dangers and ultimate thrills of sturgeon spearing on Lake Winnebago. When you purchase this one-hour documentary, a portion of the proceeds go to support "Sturgeon for Tomorrow, Inc.," a non-profit organization dedicated to the conservation and propagation of lake sturgeon. So thank you, and enjoy the film.
Wisconsin Documentarian and Producer of "The Frozen Chosen" Steve Boettcher is a five-time, Emmy-winning filmmaker. His current work includes producing and directing PBS's national series Pioneers of Television, now in its fourth season. His other television projects include productions for History Channel, Discovery Channel, BBC, CBS and NBC. He has lived in Wisconsin his entire life and prides himself as an advocate for our state.