New size, bag limits for 2022 Wisconsin fishing season

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The Wisconsin fishing opener is Saturday and there are a few new regulations for the 2022 season the DNR wants anglers to be aware of.

"For this Saturday you can harvest both species, but again in the northern part of the state muskies are not open until the end of May and small mouth bass cannot be harvested until mid-June," fisheries biologist Nate Thomas said. ‘So make sure you’re paying attention to the regulations for the waters that you’re fishing and make sure you’re following the rules."

Some of the new limit and length regulations apply to the Flambeau River flowing through Ashland, Sawyer, and Iron Counties. There will be a 15 inch minimum limit for walleyes, and those from 20-24" cannot be kept. Only one 24"-plus walleye can be kept, with a total daily bag limit of three.

To find the full list of new regulations, click here.