MADISON -- Do trout lure you out of bed or walleye keep you out late at night? Are you passionate about panfish?
Whatever species you want to fish for in Wisconsin, the 2013 Wisconsin Fishing Report is now available and ready to help you catch your fancy.
This year, the annual 16-page compilation of fishing forecasts is organized by species. The forecasts, submitted by Department of Natural Resources fisheries biologists, share information about the number and sizes of fish they found during population surveys on a wide range of waters across the state.
"Pick your fish species and find where you want to go," says Karl Scheidegger, the DNR fisheries biologist who leads fisheries outreach efforts for DNR and edited the publication.
"It's a great way to try some new fishing spots or to look for the particular kind of fishing experience you want."
The 2013 Fishing Report is also available in print at DNR Service Centers and is inserted into the April issue of Wisconsin Natural Resources magazine. Subscribe to the magazine any time in the next six weeks to get that issue and the report delivered to your mailbox. The magazine is $8.97 for one year, six issues; $15.97 for two years, 12 issues; and $21.97 for three years, 18 issues.
Other online resources help anglers make the most of the fishing year
Again this year anglers can download and print off a color calendar with photographs of Wisconsin fish species, important fishing dates; moon phases; game fish identification tips; and monthly forecasts.
And the new hook and line and trout fishing regulations booklets are now available online on the fishing regulations page of the DNR website.
FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT: Karl Scheidegger (608) 267-9426