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Statewide trolling up for vote April 8


Angling groups, tourism officials lead opposition in North

By Gary Ridderbusch

News-Review Editor

A controversial rule to allow motor trolling statewide will be debated and voted on during the Department of Natural Resources (DNR) annual spring fish and wildlife hearings in all 72 counties in the state starting at 7 p.m., Monday, April 8.

While advocates of motor trolling claim the method opens up more opportunities for anglers, opponents say there are too many user conflicts and enough pressure on already stressed lakes.

Locally, the public hearings will be at the St. Germain Elementary School gymnasium for Vilas County residents, James Williams Middle School auditorium

Tuesday, April 02, 2013 4:55 PM
Last Updated on Tuesday, April 09, 2013 5:30 PM


0 #1 2013-04-08 14:24
I would like to see a total ban on any form of motorized trolling. Allowing anglers to fish faster means more lake jumping and thus more opportunity to spread invasive species to more lakes.

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