Outdoor Report for April 27-May 3

Jackie Reinke

Outdoor Report for April 27-May 3

1 min
April 28, 2020

This Saturday, May 2nd, is the season-opener for fishing most game fish in Wisconsin. Smallmouth Bass in the Northern Zone (North of Hwy 64) may not be kept until June 20th. At that time, five Largemouth or Smallmouth Bass in combination may be kept and they must be at least 14 inches long. Largemouth Bass harvest is May 2nd to May 7th. Five may be kept and the size limit is at least 14 inches. 

Lakes and rivers within the ceded territory have a daily bag limit of three walleye and most have a standard-length regulation where Walleye and Sauger from 15-20 inches may be kept, except one fish may be over 24 inches. (See page 11 in the 2020-2021 fishing guide for map and further information) 

Muskie is only open South of Hwy 10 until May 23rd when it will be open statewide on open water. Remember: bag limit in Chequamegon Waters (also called Miller Dam Flowage). During the months of May and June, 15 panfish may be kept but only five of anyone species. During the remainder of the season, 25 panfish may be kept.

The third Turkey season will begin on Wednesday, April 29, and runs through May 5, 2020. Good luck fishing and hunting and stay safe.

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Jackie Reinke

Jackie Reinke is the contributing author to the Outdoor Report