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2012 fishing calendar and an invitation to help make fishing even more fun
Hello -- The day we've all been waiting for is almost here -- opening day of the regular fishing season! We hope you will use these new resources to help you plan your fishing trips:
- Our 2012 Year of Fish and Fishing calendar with important fishing season dates, moon phases and tips.
- Our 2012 Wisconsin Fishing Report is now online and can give you a line on where to go.
- Our fishing video playlist tells the story of Winnebago system walleye and how we work with partners elsewhere to improve fishing.
Help us make fishing easier and more fun
These are just a few ways we're hoping to make fishing easier and more fun. We invite you to share your ideas at the annual spring hearings held April 9 at locations in every county.
We've been directed by Gov. Scott Walker to simplify fishing regulations and want to make sure we head in the right direction. We encourage you to come to the hearings and help us start the discussion. Weigh in on some big questions -- about year-round fishing, eliminating fish refuges, allowing motor trolling statewide and more. Find them starting on page 10 of the 2012 questionnaire on this web page. Also on April 9, you can give your own suggestions for simplifying fish regulations and for reducing barriers to getting more people to fish.
With your help, we want to make fishing even better in Wisconsin. Thanks, and hope to see you April 9 and out on the water.
DNR Fisheries Director