Fishing season is now open
TINA L. SCOTT
Wisconsin’s general inland fishing season opened this past Saturday, May 7, 2022.
First-timers, or those who haven’t had a Wisconsin fishing license for the last 10 years or more, can get a fishing license for just $5.
A one-day general fishing license for Wisconsin residents is $8 or for non-residents is $10. And an annual fishing license for state residents is $20.
Kids age 15 and under and seniors (born before 1927) fish free every day! Plus there are additional discounts for older teens and younger seniors.
To purchase a license, go to: https://gowild.wi.gov/ or stop at a DNR Service Center or other sales location in your area. (In Merrill, the Beacon Bar, Customer One Coop on Center Ave., Express Lane Station on Center Ave., and Walmart, are authorized sales locations.)
For complete Wisconsin fishing regulations, bag limits, fish species, places to fish, eating your catch, and other information, go to: https://dnr.wisconsin.gov/topic/Fishing.