Trolling Northern Wisconsin Lakes for Musky 2015
Nope, we're not smart.
Both rules need to be re-written with the emergence of new fishing technologies, methods, managemental goals, and angler investment. How much longer will this remain a gray area?
What does "sucker fishing" have to do with trolling? And how can "trolling" be properly defined without an element of speed no matter how you attain it? (by wind, rowing, electric motor, gas motor)
new trolling law 2015 Actions Zebro, David A - DNR (David.Zebro@wisconsin.gov) Add to contacts 9:02 AM Keep this message at the top of your inbox To: Brooks, Karl R - DNR, kevin kerstein Cc: OBrien, Matthew M - DNR David.Zebro@wisconsin.gov Kevin, Thank you for asking the below question. I appreciate your efforts to be informed and follow our fishing regulations. The new trolling rule has not been approved yet, and if/when it does, the effective date would, at earliest, be mid-summer 2015. If the rule is approved an angler who is casting and immediately retrieving a lure while having a sucker or other bait trailing behind the boat will be legally fishing. The line which is trailing behind the boat would be considered your one “trolling line” while the line your cast and immediately retrieve is not considered trolling. "Troll" or "trolling" means fishing by trailing any lure, bait or similar device that may be used to attract or catch fish from a boat propelled by a means other than drifting or rowing. Our wardens will still need to interpret if an angler will have two trolling fishing lines. This determination will be considered as a result of looking at the overall intent of the angler and totality of the circumstances. If an angler is immediately casting then retrieving the second line this would not be considered trolling two lines. I hope this answers your question. If not please don’t hesitate to contact me. Thanks again.