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Trolling proposal goes back to vote

The state Natural Re­sources Board has approved placing on the 2014 Spring Fish and Wildlife Hearings a compromise engineered by the Conservation Congress that would allow anglers to motor troll statewide.

Motor trolling — a fishing technique in which anglers drag a line and bait behind their boat while it is under power by a gas or electric motor — is allowed in many areas of Wisconsin, but prohibited in many others.

Under the proposal, anglers in 56 counties could troll with up to three lines per angler behind a boat. In the remaining counties, including Vilas and Oneida, anglers could troll with one line per angler except on those lakes where trolling with three lines is already legal and

Tuesday, August 20, 2013 6:12 PM

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