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Fishing WisconsinInland trout management plan

The Department of Natural Resources will be implementing a process to develop an inland trout management plan to guide trout management over the next decade. The plan would address trout habitat, stocking, and other management issues in Wisconsin.

DRAFT Inland Trout Management Plan, 2020-2029

The Inland Trout Management Plan, 2020-2029 [PDF] outlines the goals and strategies for the vision "to provide outstanding trout populations and cold-water resources as part of a healthy ecosystem that provide enjoyment for people of all ages and backgrounds". You now have the opportunity to review and comment on the draft version of this first inland trout management plan for Wisconsin. The plan was drafted in cooperation with a large stakeholder team. It is available for public comment until July 5, 2019.

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Please spend a few minutes and tell us what you think about the draft management plan. Take the survey.

Public meetings on draft trout management plan- May 29-June 5, 2019

The public will have an opportunity to review and comment on a draft statewide Inland Trout Management Plan at a series of upcoming meetings.

Public meeting resources

The meetings will be held:

  • May 29, La Crosse - 6-8 p.m. La Crosse DNR Service Center, B19-20 (basement conference room), 3550 Mormon Coulee Road. Contact: Kirk Olson 608-785-9017
  • June 3, Wausau - 6-8 p.m. Marathon County Public Library, Wausau Community Room, 300 North First St. There is a 3-hour parking limit in the library's main lot. There are nearby parking ramps. Contact: Dave Seibel 715-623-4190 x3112 Note: this meeting is not sponsored by the Wausau County Public Library.
  • June 4, Fitchburg - 7-9 p.m. Fitchburg DNR Service Center, Glacier's Edge/Gathering Waters room, 3911 Fish Hatchery Road Contact: Justin Haglund 608-341-9465
  • June 5, Spooner - 6-8 p.m. Spooner DNR Service Center, Community Room, RM 112, 810 West Maple St.Contact: Craig Roberts 715-416-0351

Previous trout management plan meetings

Stakeholder team meeting - March 3, 2018

The second Stakeholder Team meeting will be held at the Dreyfus Center on the UW-Stevens Point campus.


Stakeholder team meeting - January 27, 2018

The first Stakeholder Team meeting was held at the Dreyfus Center on the UW-Stevens Point campus.



Inland trout management in Wisconsin

Inland trout fishing in Wisconsin

Contact information

Lori Tate

Chief, Management Section
Department of Natural Resources
101 S. Webster St
Madison, WI 53703

Last revised: Monday November 04 2019