Early catch-and-release trout fishing opens

Wisconsin’s early catch-and-release trout season opened Saturday on hundreds of waters state-wide and provides another fishing opportunity to help anglers beat cabin fever. “The long season offers anglers a great opportunity to try the early trout season if you haven’t before,” said Joanna Griffin, Department of Natural Resources trout team coordinator.

The season is open on all classified trout streams in 46 counties and there is at least one stream open in 18 other counties. All streams in Brown, Calumet, Door, Kewanee, Manitowoc, Menominee, Outagamie and Winnebago counties are closed. The season opened at 5 a.m. Saturday and runs until midnight May 4. Anglers are not required to use barbless hooks but artificial lures and flies are still required. All fish caught must be immediately released as the bag limit is zero.

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