Currently having productive outings fishing farm and meadow streams with a Joe's Hopper. Grass on the banks is easily 5 feet high. Getting really good with a "bow cast".
all trout streams in wi
MOON PHASE (98%)
66° - 70° F
Our stream in Adams County is as high as I have ever fished it. Chest deep and higher. Good thing I wear a belt over the chest waders.
Brook trout, but few keepers. There does not seem to be any otters this summer. Hopefully, I will catch a few more keepers before the season is over.
A few keepers do not like the rapala lures. Neither would they take a tiny jig and twister. Time to pick up a few wet flies.
MOON PHASE (33%)
Unless he was planning on preserving the by an approved method to use later. So yayaya back to the trout reports fellas.
Fish a county bordering Illinois this weekend after a lot of scouting found a stream holding big browns. Got a 15, 13,10and 9. Drifting reds and casting spinners. Fish were moving slow had a lot of big ones swipe at the bait and completely miss
No, you can not transport fish from one body of water to another.. as mentioned below.
You do not need a permit (other then a WI fishing license) to trap small amounts of minnows for personal use on the same body of water with a minnow trap ( not sure on the siene net rules). You do have to list your name, address etc. (see rule book for details) on the trap. You have to check the trap every 48 hrs on non-trout waters and every 24 hrs on trout waters. There are some places the book says you are not allowed to "transport" them "away from the body of water they were caught on" though. This sounds like you can catch and use them that day... but not take them home and use them the next day.
Please note all VHS suspect waters are closed to bait fish harvest. (See listing of waters in regs - pg 19 - 2016 rule book.) FYI there is a seperate reg book for bait harvesting.
You can use Any legally caught fish (rough/ minnow/ game) as long as it meets the length restrictions for the body of water you are on, and you count it toward your daily bag limit. This includes panfish, bass, walleye, catfish, etc... In addition... if the fish you intend to use as bait is longer then 8" there are regs on the type of hooks and hook rig you use... (see the regs for details - pg 8 - 2016)
"Is a chub a minnow or rough fish." I think someone is gonna have to speak with a CO or Fisheries Biologist on this one. They are not listed in either the minnow or rough fish definitions in the 2016 or 2012 reg books.
IMHO a chub is a rough fish. For what its worth.. :) The state record for a Horny Head Chub is 7.9" and a Creek Chub is 11.75"
Read the regs...its illegal...
Especially if it is a different body of water. Which I assume is the case since pike fishing was mentioned and most of my trout streams do not yield a significant pike population.
Is a chub a minnow or rough fish?