Agency recommends keeping at least three 24-inch walleyes – or 6 feet – away from other people while in public, "whether you're fishing, grabbing groceries, or anything else in between."
As of Tuesday, March 24, state parks, trails and restrooms remain open; property buildings closed.
The goal of the bag limit reduction is to reduce walleye exploitation on the Winnebago System and maintain a sustainable fishery.
In response to this discovery, the DNR is working with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, the U.S. Geological Survey, the Wisconsin DNR and commercial fishing operators to conduct large-scale netting, studies of the captured carp and increased monitoring.
Researchers know Wisconsin lakes aren't too warm for walleye, a cool-water fish, to survive. They suspect it's a recruitment (surviving to maturity) issue that has more to do with food sources and what species has the competitive edge.
This is the first comprehensive update of regulations on the Mississippi River border waters in nearly 70 years.
A host of updated statewide, regional and local Wisconsin DNR fishing regulations will go into effect on April 1.
Lake Winnebago System sturgeon season starts Feb. 8.
The inland trout management plan includes four primary goals.
AMERY AREA The slush has tightened up on most lakes so ATVs are a good travel option, but trucks have started being used on a few lakes. Look for suspended crappies over 15 to 25 feet on Balsam Lake and…
AMERY AREA Anglers are finding a mixed bag of panfish in 12 to 18 feet on North Twin, Bear Trap, and Wapogasset lakes. Walleye action has been slow, with a few fish and quite a few northern pike being taken…
Capt. Casey Krueger to succeed Chief Todd Schaller, who will retire from the top law enforcement position.