Yes, you can fish during Wisconsin's 'Safer at Home' order

Posted at 4:31 PM, Mar 27, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-20 08:57:03-04

WISCONSIN — Anglers near and far, here's some good news. Even with the "Safer at Home" order, you can still head out to the water and do some fishing.

Governor Tony Evers' "Safer at Home" order went into effect on Wednesday, but that doesn't mean you need to pack up the fishing pole.

Under the order, Evers asked residents to only leave their homes for essential activities such as buying groceries or going to the doctor. However, state officials also say it is still acceptable to get outdoors.

State Parks remain open for those who want to get out, and so do public waters. If you're going to head to the nearest lake and spend the day fishing, you can.

Gov. Evers and the CDC ask that when you head to public waters, practice social distancing and leave at least 6-feet between yourself and others.

Under the order, state officials aren't just allowing outdoor activities, but they're encouraging them. Such outdoor activities include fishing, so grab your pole and head to public waters! Just remember to keep your distance.

Stay safe out there, and if you have the option to stay home, please do it.

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