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NORTHERN ANGLERS ENCOURAGED TO MEASURE AND COUNT THIS MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND

May 19, 2015

MADISON -- There's great fishing in store on northern Wisconsin lakes this Memorial Day weekend and the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources is encouraging visiting anglers and returning cabin owners to familiarize themselves with some updated rules before heading out for walleye.

Highlights of the new and upcoming changes include:

Additional habitat improvements, stocking efforts and research projects also will move ahead, Hewett said. There are many great fishing opportunities for catching and keeping other game fish and panfish on Minocqua, Mid, Mud, Jerome, Kawaguesaga, Little Tomahawk and Tomahawk lakes as noted in the Wisconsin Hook and Line Fishing Regulations for 2015-2016.

To learn more about the three-bag limit and other rule updates, search the DNR website, dnr.wi.gov, for "fishing regulations." For background information on the tribal and recreational fishery and Chippewa treaty rights, search for "Ceded Territory."

FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT: Russell Fell, DNR conservation warden supervisor, 715-645-0050, Russ.Fell@wisconsin.gov; Steve Hewett, DNR fisheries management section chief, 608- 267-7501, Steven.Hewett@wisconsin.gov; Jennifer Sereno, DNR communications, 608-770-8084, Jennifer.Sereno@wisconsin.gov

Last Revised: Tuesday, May 19, 2015




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