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Fishing WisconsinIce fishing - catch and release

Handle fish carefully
Handle the fish gently, quickly and carefully.

Protect the future of fishing; practice catch and release. A fish's body slows down in the winter reducing its need for oxygen. This helps make catch and release during ice fishing highly successful.

  • Remember to handle the fish quickly and gently.
  • Cut the line if the fish swallows the hook.
  • The hook will dissolve inside the fish in a short time.

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Last revised: Monday April 06 2015