Walleye bag limits to increase on dozens of Wisconsin lakes
Daily walleye bag limits will increase Friday on 447 lakes in northern Wisconsin, according to the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources.
The limits had been reduced to accommodate the taking of walleyes by six Chippewa bands under treaty rights. Anglers’ daily bag limits for walleyes will increase to five per day on 269 lakes, to three per day on 171 lakes and to two per day on seven lakes, according to Ron Bruch, DNR fisheries bureau director. Click here for a list of the updated bag limits.
Together, the six Chippewa bands harvested 27,433 walleyes and 201 muskies as of Thursday. The average harvest of walleyes since 2004 is 29,907, according to the DNR.