Anglers rejoice! The Wisconsin 2020 Game Fish season will proceed as planned, with the opening set for Saturday, May 2.
The season will be allowed to happen as normal because outdoor activity is recognized as essential under Gov. Tony Evers' Safer at Home order, the state DNR said Thursday.
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All regulations and license requirements still apply. The DNR also reminds anglers to fish close to their homes, and practice social distancing at all times.
“This year anglers will find themselves experiencing a non-traditional fishing opener. Instead of traveling to their favorite spot, they will create a new tradition of fishing closer to home and finding new local spots to catch a fish or two,” said Justine Hasz, Bureau Director of Fisheries Management. “Fisheries staff have maintained hatchery operations and have been stocking fish out across the state for anglers to go test their skills.”
If you're looking for a fishing license, you can get one online here. Want to find the closest boat launch or shorefishing area near you? The DNR has a list on their website.