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Three Walleye Limit Proposed for 2015 Season on Northern Lakes
The Department of Natural Resources (DNR) has announced a proposal for a daily bag limit of three walleye for the season on most waters in northern Wisconsin.  The proposal, which affects only walleye, will be considered by the Natural Resources Board at its next meeting on April 8.  If it is approved by the DNR Board, it will still be subject to a public hearing and comment process.
 
The three walleye decision was reached to manage the population of sport fish in northern waters in the Ceded Territory and establish certainty for anglers.  DNR officials considered the number of fish that will be harvested by recreational anglers and by spearfishing in the Ceded Territory.  In recent years, tribal spearfishing has resulted in fewer fish harvested than predicted, which has caused DNR to adjust bag limits for other anglers at different points throughout the fishing season.  This has caused confusion and uncertainty.  The new three walleye daily limit for the 2015 season will be a consistent number that anglers can count on as they go out on the water.
 
Detailed information about fishing guidelines on all lakes can be easily found through the DNR’s official Fish and Wildlife Guide mobile app, which is available for iPhone and Android.