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WHAT'S NEW FOR 2015
 
Trout/salmon permit required each year for Resident Senior Lifetime License purchases, as of Jan. 1, 2015, for those who fish for trout–view Licenses.

2015 Fishing License Button–view Permits.

New crayfish regulations—view regs. for Tackle, Equipment and Bait.

Ice fishing: multiple hooks permitted—view regs. for Tackle, Equipment and Bait.

Changes to Misc. Regulations—view regs.

Changes to Special Regulations for Trout—view regs.

Changes to Approved Trout Waters—view region trout water listings.

2015 Mentored Youth Fishing—view Mentored Youth Program info.

  • March 28 (regional) and
  • April 11 (statewide)

2015 FISHING DATES
Regional Opening Day of Trout – April 4
Statewide Opening Day of Trout – April 18
Opening Day of Walleye/Sauger – May 2
Opening Day of Bass – June 13
Extended Trout Season – September 8


FISH-FOR-FREE DAYS are Your Fishing Holidays

  • Sunday, May 24, 2015, and
  • Independence Day — Saturday, July 4, 2015
    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.
 
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