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|Waters||Dates for Hook and Line Harvest|
|General Inland Waters||First Saturday in May to the first Sunday in March of the following year|
|Boundary and Outlying Waters||Dates for Hook and Line Harvest|
|Green Bay, major Green Bay tributaries, Lake Michigan||Continuous|
|Lake Superior tributaries and connected sloughs upstream to the first dam or lake||First Saturday in May to March 1|
|Lake Superior - spearing||Through the ice|
|Mississippi River from Prescott downstream||Continuous|
|St. Croix River to Prescott||First Saturday in May to March 1|
|St. Louis River||Saturday 2 weeks prior to the Saturday nearest Memorial Day to March 1|
|Wisconsin-Michigan boundary waters||First Saturday in May to March 1|
|Wisconsin-Minnesota boundary waters||First Saturday in May to March 1|
|Wisconsin-Iowa boundary waters||Continuous|
Not all Wisconsin waters follow the fishing season dates for a species for general inland waters or boundary and outlying waters. Exceptions do exist! You must consult the special county regulations in the current hook and line or trout regulations guides, as appropriate, to determine if any special season dates exist for the particular waters you plan to fish. This is the only way to determine whether or not the waters you plan to fish follow the season dates for general inland or boundary and outlying waters listed below. Dates are inclusive and may be subject to change.
You must also consult the current fishing regulations for information concerning bag and minimum length limits for a species.