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Popular lake jumping can mean trouble

By Kurt Krueger

AS ANGLERS add bass fishing to the mix on opening day this Saturday, the opportunity to chase multiple species on different lakes in a single day will hit its peak for the season.

Let’s say you hit the Eagle River Chain early for walleyes, head to Boot Lake for some midday crappie action, and then finish up the day chasing smallmouths on Butternut or Kentuck.

Sounds like a plan. Similar scenarios are played out again and again this time of year as anglers make the most of their days.

It’s called lake jumping, and it’s an inseparable part of Wisconsin’s fishing tradition. The trend has become even more common since tribal spearing gave us three-walleye and two-walleye bag limits, where anglers are forced

Tuesday, June 11, 2013 6:44 PM

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