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Free Fishing Weekend is back Jan. 16-17

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Posted at 10:29 AM, Jan 14, 2021
and last updated 2021-01-15 18:37:04-05

The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources' Winter Free Fishing Weekend is back and taking place this weekend.

The DNR said it would be taking place from Jan. 16 to 17. Those interested in partaking in the weekend can fish in any body of water without a license or trout stamp.

All other fishing regulations apply, including limits on the number or size of fish you can keep.

There are no scheduled events taking place this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

"Free Fishing Weekend is a do-it-yourself adventure this winter," said DNR R3 Coordinator Theresa Stabo in a press release. "Although this is not a time to share your shanty with people from outside your household, you and a family member or roommate can still venture out for a brisk walk and drop a line on that weekend. Stay six feet from the nearest angler or passerby, and keep a mask handy in case you need it. That mask will also keep your face warm."

For those wanting to do some ice fishing, the DNR warns that no ice is 100 percent safe and to check local ice conditions before fishing.

To view all of DNR's fishing regulations, click here.

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