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Thursday, May 26, 2011

DNR Spring Hearings: The Results

Changes afoot for Musky Size Limits: From Paul Smith at JSonline

Madison - Wisconsin anglers will see the musky minimum length limit increased to 40 inches....

As a result of the regulation, about 600 Wisconsin waters will have the 40-inch minimum for musky in 2012, while 20 special waters will have a 28-inch minimum and 20 others will have 45- or 50-inch minimums.

In other fisheries regulations, the board approved a rule that will require anglers to use a quick-strike rig or circle hooks when using 8-inch or longer minnows for bait.


Although it received support from 57% of the voters, the DNR did not advance a proposal for an 18-inch minimum length and daily bag limit of three fish for walleye in southern Wisconsin.
Staggs said seven of 19 affected counties voted against the proposal and he'd prefer to keep working to find regulations that meet the walleye management objectives of southern Wisconsin and gain broader public support.

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