Hit the ice for free fishing weekend no license required Jan. 15-16

Give fishing a try during Wisconsin’s Free Fishing Weekend Jan. 15-16 – no fishing license or trout and salmon stamps required. Regulations and bag limits apply.

If you’re new to ice fishing, check out the “Ice Fishing Essentials” story in the latest issue of Wisconsin Natural Resources magazine for tips on what you’ll need to get started.

Don’t let the lack of gear stop you from fishing from the water top. Visit the DNR’s Fishing Equipment For Loan webpage to find a tackle loaner site with ice fishing equipment near you. Locations with ice fishing equipment will have an “IF” next to their name. Basic gear is available; however, sites do not lend out ice augers. Hours and available equipment vary, so contact the site in advance and plan ahead to pick up the gear.

And, be sure to brush up on ice safety before you go with these ice safety tips.


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