DNR announces first winter season free-fishing weekend | Arts & Culture
Residents, nonresidents invited to try winter-time fishing without a license
The state Department of Natural Resources announced Wisconsin’s first winter free fishing weekend, which is scheduled to take place Jan. 19-20.
Bob Manwell, DNR spokesman in Fitchburg, said residents and nonresidents are invited to fish Wisconsin waters without first purchasing a license.
Wisconsin has had a similar free fishing weekend in June for many years but Manwell said the mid-January free fish event offers the chance to try "hardwater" fishing.
Manwell also said loaner tackle is available at some sites.