Wisconsin Walleye Limits to Increase on Many Lakes
The Wisconsin Department Of Natural Resources will increase bag limits on walleye on 447 lakes in Northern Wisconsin beginning May 23rd.
The timing is good for fisherman since it coincides with the long Memorial Day weekend and many fisherman and women will be heading north to enjoy the lakes and fishing.
“Having increased bag limits on these lakes is good news for anglers heading north to enjoy the long weekend fishing, hoping to take fish home,” said Department of Natural Resources Secretary, Cathy Stepp. “As anglers enjoy the season, we will continue to focus on long-term efforts that will yield less fluctuation and more consistency with bag limits from the start while still effectively managing and protecting the resource for all to enjoy.”
The daily bag limit for walleye will increase to five per day on 269 of the 447 lakes. It will be three per day on 171 of the lakes and two walleye per day on seven of the lakes according to Ron Bruch, DNR Fisheries Bureau Director.
“This is a great time of year to fish for walleye,” said Bruch. “With spring just arriving, taking ice off the lakes, and with the walleye done spawning, anglers should find hungry fish ready to bite.”
If you’re looking to find out what lakes these new regulations apply to, you can take a look at the 2014-2015 Guide to Wisconsin Hook and Line Fishing Regulations. You will also be able to see the regulations on bag limits on signs at boat landings and the 2014-2015 Revised Ceded Territory Walleye Bag limits.
Walleye fishing is incredibly popular in Wisconsin and we have some great fishing so hopefully this will not cause any negative long-term effects. What do you think of the revised bag limits for these Northern Wisconsin Lakes?
Let us know in the comments below and if your normal fishing lakes have been affected by over fishing.