Changes to Big Bass Waters—view regs.
Changes to Panfish Enforcement Waters—view regs.
Changes to Misc. Regulations—view regs.
Changes to Special Regulations for Trout—view regs.
Changes to Stocked Trout Waters—view region trout water listings.
2016 Mentored Youth Fishing—view Mentored Youth Program info.
- March 26 (regional) and
- April 9 (statewide)
2016 FISHING DATES
Regional Opening Day of Trout – April 2
Statewide Opening Day of Trout – April 16
Opening Day of Walleye/Sauger – May 7
Opening Day of Bass – June 18
Extended Trout Season – September 6
FISH-FOR-FREE DAYS are Your Fishing Holidays
- Sunday, May 29, 2016, and
- Independence Day — Monday, July 4, 2016
No fishing license is needed to fish on either of these days. It’s a great way to introduce someone to the world of fishing. Check the Calendar section of our website to find Family Fishing events. Remember
that all other regulations apply.