DNR Ups Daily Walleye Bag Limits Ahead of Memorial Day Weekend

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DNR Ups Daily Walleye Bag Limits Ahead of Memorial Day Weekend

May 23, 2013 Updated May 23, 2013 at 4:24 PM CDT

Madison, WI (NNCNOW.com) - A fishing tradition in the Badger State is about to get better just in time for the extended holiday weekend.

The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources says daily walleye bag limits will increase on 442 lakes in Northern Wisconsin starting on Saturday.

The changes come on the heels of Governor Scott Walker's Walleye Initiative to boost funding for hatcheries to produce more walleye.

The number of fish you can bag all depend on which lakes you're fishing on.

Anglers’ daily bag limit for walleye will increase to five per day on 288 lakes, to four per day on three lakes, and to three walleye per day on 131 lakes, according to Joe Hennessy, who coordinates the treaty fisheries management program for the Department of Natural Resources. All of the bag limit increases reflect actual spear harvest through May 22.

Of the 108 lakes with bag limits less than three, 101 lakes will have a bag limit of two walleye per day and seven lakes will have an bag limit of one walleye per day.

Together, the six Chippewa bands harvested 28,382 walleye and 249 musky as of May 22, 2013.

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