The 2014 commercial trap nets have been back in the lake since mid-April. Please refresh your knowledge of the markings and how to avoid them. Keep wire cutters close at hand to cut lines and down rigger cables if your gear becomes entangled in the net or one of the many anchor lines.

WI Sea Grant is your one stop shop for trap net safety information: http://bit.ly/Trap_Net_Safety, and trap net maps, bouy locations, and depth: http://bit.ly/Trap_Net_Coordinates.

I’ll provide updates on locations throughout the fishing season.

Titus Seilheimer, WI Sea Grant