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Friday, January 17, 2014

2015 Proposed Fishing Regs:

I've been seeing and hearing from lots of folks on this proposed change, a fairly radical set of changes, to fishing on the local lakes starting in 2015.

Personally, I don't see anything objectionable in these changes. The rules would include a "waiver" of the slot limits so that catch and release bass tournaments could still be held on the CRO lakes.

I'm posting this here for your information. Look it over. I know there's going to be lots of knee jerk reactions one way or the other...but I really think the DNR might be on the right track here. Feel free to comment below the post. An open dialogue on these proposals is a solid first step to improving our fishing opportunities.

From my email inbox:

Proposed Fishing Regulation Changes - Waukesha County

My name is Benjamin Heussner and I am a fisheries biologist for the WDNR responsible for Waukesha County waters.   I am looking for feedback from all user groups so it will best serve a diversity of anglers.  Please keep an open mind when reviewing this proposal as it is intended to benefit all species of fish on the various lakes by promoting protection of quality sized gamefish and panfish.


Benjamin Heussner
Fisheries Biologist
Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources