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Tuesday, June 25th, 2024

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Tuesday, June 25th, 2024

Breaking News for

Sportsmen Since 1967

Walleyes in Green Bay ‘tribs’ getting clobbered by poachers this spring

Walleye overbagging and snagging has been a growing problem on Green Bay tributaries, with this spring’s illegal activities the worst ever, according to local DNR game wardens and fishing guides. (Contributed photo)

The Wisconsin DNR and Conservation Congress may soon hear calls from fishermen to either close Green Bay tributaries to fishing during the spawning run, or allow only catch-and-release fishing during that time. That’s because law-abiding anglers are sick and tired of watching a growing number of river raiders breaking bag limit, snagging, and night fishing laws with impunity as they run to their vehicles with arms full of big walleyes. Only to come back for more.

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