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Proposed trout regulations aim to simplify existing rules

The public will have an opportunity to provide input on proposals to simplify existing inland trout fishing regulations at 10 public meetings that will be held throughout the state beginning Sept. 3.

Beyond simplifying the rules for anglers, communities that serve as home to Wisconsin’s 13,000 miles of trout streams will likely see additional economic benefits as a result of proposed extensions to the spring and fall seasons and elimination of the current five-day closure, according to Joanna Griffin, trout coordinator for the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR).

“Wisconsin’s trout fishing regulations and seasons were last reviewed in 2003 and much has changed, including improved fish populations,” said Scot Stewart, DNR district fish supervisor. “Guided by public input, we’ve developed draft rules that support the continued health of

Tuesday, August 19, 2014 1:27 PM
 
Be prepared all the time

Gear upkeep vital for hooking muskies: Bucher

By Joe Bucher
Special to the News-Review

A big muskie is just as likely to strike early in the morning, when you’re fresh from a good night’s sleep and a big breakfast, as it is at the very end of the day, when you’re tired and hungry.

Even after four decades of muskie hunting, it never ceases to amaze me how sudden and unpredictable this sport can be. Muskies are apt to hit in any weather, at any time of day and on any given spot.

No matter how much you try to predict their behavior,

Tuesday, August 12, 2014 1:56 PM
 
Giving back
The Three Lakes Fish & Wildlife Improvement Association staged its 14th annual Free Kids Fishing Day last Saturday on Maple Lake, where about 120 kids and their parents were treated to fishing expeditions, food and drink, and many fishing-related prizes. Above, attendees were catching bluegills off the public fishing pier on Maple while awaiting the arrival of another guided pontoon. —Staff Photo By KURT?KRUEGER
Tuesday, August 12, 2014 1:53 PM
 
Giving back
The Three Lakes Fish & Wildlife Improvement Association staged its 14th annual Free Kids Fishing Day last Saturday on Maple Lake, where about 120 kids and their parents were treated to fishing expeditions, food and drink, and many fishing-related prizes. Above, a father-son team found a large sunfish in the mix. —Staff Photo By KURT?KRUEGER
Tuesday, August 12, 2014 1:53 PM
 
Grouse society sets St. Germain banquet

The Chain O’ Lakes Chapter of the Ruffed Grouse Society (RGS) will host its eighth annual Conservation and Sportsmen’s Banquet Thursday, Aug. 28, at Whitetail Inn, located at 9083 Highway 70 West in St. Germain.

The banquet will include a social hour at 5:30 p.m. Dinner will be served at 7:30 p.m.

The evening will feature live and silent auctions, games, drawings and door prizes, including a selection of quality firearms, artwork and collectibles.

According to Jed Lechleitner, individual

Tuesday, August 12, 2014 1:50 PM
 
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