Daily bag and total daily bag limits
Daily bag limit
The daily bag limit is the maximum number of fish that an angler may reduce to his/her possession from a specified waterbody or a portion of a waterbody in one day.
Total daily bag limit
The total daily bag limit is the maximum number of fish that an angler may reduce to his/her possession in one day from all waters or portions of waters fished for that day.
An angler may combine the catch of a particular species from multiple lakes until the total daily bag limit is reached as long as the daily bag limit for each body of water is never exceeded. Be aware that while on the water you may not possess more than the daily limit for that body of water. For example, an angler catches a daily limit of walleye from a three-bag limit lake. The angler can not then go to another lake with a two-walleye limit while still possessing the three fish from the previous lake.
|Species||Total daily bag limit|
|Catfish||25 in total, of which only 1 may be flathead catfish from the Lake Winnebago system|
|Cisco (lake herring), whitefish, and hybrids
10 in total
10 in total
|Lake sturgeon||1 per season|
|Largemouth and smallmouth bass||5 in total|
All waters north of U.S. Hwy 10
All waters south of U.S. Hwy 10
5 in total
2 in total
|Panfish (bluegill, pumpkinseed, yellow perch, white and black crappie)||25 in total|
|Rock, white, and yellow bass and bullheads||No Limit|
|Ruffe, white perch, and gobies||0 but one of each may be killed and possessed for immediate delivery to a DNR Service Center or regional office.|
|Walleye, sauger, and hybrids||5 in total|