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Opener date conflict - Again

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Here we go again. Wisconsin Date for the opener - May 6. Minnesota - April 28. They told me last year that they would get this straightened out, and would talk to the neighbor to the west. Or was that the year before??? Typical DNR at its finest..

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just got off the phone with the DNR office in Baldwin - the lady I was talking to read right out of the new reg book - season opener on the Croix is April 28th.

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I have to say I thought there were fewer boats with out the sconi guys last year-It was kinda nice

Wisconsin's Fishing Seasons: Walleye

List of Fish Species

Exceptions

Not all Wisconsin waters follow the fishing season dates for a species for general inland waters or boundary and outlying waters. Exceptions do exist! You must consult the special county regulations in the current hook and line or trout regulations guides, as appropriate, to determine if any special season dates exist for the particular waters you plan to fish. This is the only way to determine whether or not the waters you plan to fish follow the season dates for general inland or boundary and outlying waters listed below. Unless noted otherwise, the dates listed are for the hook and line harvest of fish, not catch and release. Dates are inclusive.

You must also consult the current fishing regulations for information concerning bag and minimum length limits for a species.

Waters Dates for Hook and Line Harvest

General Inland Waters First Saturday in May to the first Sunday in March of the following year

Fox River downstream from DePere Continuous

Boundary Waters Dates for Hook and Line Harvest

All other tributary streams & ditches to Green Bay upstream to the first dam or lake First Saturday in May to March 1

All other waters of Green Bay, major Green Bay tributaries, Lake Michigan tributaries Continuous

Lake Superior Continuous

Lake Superior tributaries First Saturday in May to March 1

Lake Winnebago System Waters Continuous

St. Croix downstream to Prescott First Saturday in May to March 1

Mississippi River Continuous

St. Louis River Saturday 2 weeks prior to the Saturday nearest Memorial Day to March 1

Wisconsin-Michigan boundary waters, rivers and impoundments Continuous

Wisconsin-Michigan boundary waters - lakes First Saturday in May to March 1

Wisconsin-Iowa boundary waters Continuous

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Last Revised: Thursday January 11 2007

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I read the same stuff on the WI DNR website... that's why I called and spoke to someone in person. I was told the web stuff hasn't been updated since the final regs were put in place. The new booklets are ready but the PDF isn't on the website yet. She read the date of April 28th for the Croix opener right out of the book... disregard the outdated material on the web wink.gif

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Thanks Newbie -One would think the web site would be the first thing updated in this day and age

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plus, those regs were what was (and still is) official for the 06-07 season. They haven't posted the 07-08 regs yet.

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Us cheeseheads were out there last year. We just limited out too early, and had to go home. Thanks Newbe. Now I do not have to go through the process. Bet they are quickly changing the regs now.

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Us cheeseheads were out there last year. We just limited out too early, and had to go home.


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We were out at sunrise and off the water by about 2:00 pm last year - didn't limit out but had a pretty darn good day; caught everything from walleye to sauger to gills to perch plus, of course, sheepies and a few cats... Stayed away from the community spots - Kinni narrows, Hudson channel, etc. - and really just spent the day boating and surveying...

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