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North’s lakes see increase in bass populations:?DNR

Wisconsin’s northern bass zone harvest season opened June 15 with anglers enjoying increased bass populations across the region and liberalized harvest rules in many northwestern Wisconsin counties and the Minocqua Chain of Lakes in Oneida County.

“Bass fishing is as good as it’s been in a long time,” said Steve Avelallemant, fisheries supervisor for northern Wisconsin. “We’ve seen increases in abundance over time across the region and that means plenty of opportunities for anglers.”

The Department of Natural Resources (DNR) and university researchers and biologists are studying why bass are doing so well and if they are impacting other fish species. Bass fishing forecasts excerpted from the 2013

Tuesday, June 18, 2013 5:31 PM

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