More than 220 lakes
By Gary Ridderbusch
increased to 5-fish limit
Daily walleye bag limits increased on 442 lakes in northern Wisconsin last Saturday, just in time for the three-day Memorial Day weekend.
The big news out of last week’s announcement by the Department of Natural Resources (DNR) is that a total of 223 lakes Vilas, Oneida, Forest and Iron counties returned to a five-fish walleye bag limit.
The adjustments follow Gov. Scott Walker’s announcement last Wednesday of the Wisconsin Walleye Initiative (see related story) to make available more than $13 million for use by state, tribal and private fish hatcheries to produce more walleye for Wisconsin’s lakes.
Tourism officials had hoped the walleye bag