Looking at all the fishing reports has me researching and unable to find the answer. When fishing with a guide, do customers get to keep the guide‘s limit as well? As if the guide may donate their portion of the total boat possession to the customer?
Wisconsin Fishing Discussion
Fish Limits with a guide
Recently there was a post on one of the fish reports that the WI DNR has changed rules; and it's now illegal for guides to gift fish to paying clients. I had read about a year ago that the DNR was looking into this. Just wondering if anyone here has more information about this. Please post-up if you know anything about these changes. Thanks!
Steelhead technically if they're caught the prior date and eaten the next, they don't count towards the daily or possession limit from the next day's catch at all. Any not eaten would count towards possession limit but not daily. To be honest I don't hate this as much. But I wonder how many "shore lunches" are disposed of from fish caught same day and a full limit was still taken home, which would be illegal but hard to prove without photo/video documentation.
How about the guide who posted on here during this last spring walleye bite that he didn’t have any clients on a particular day so he was fishing solo to catch fish for the next days clients shore lunch. Where would any fish caught for the next days shore lunch fit it into daily limits? Never heard off any shore lunch like that
Is the experience of fishing with a guide exactly that, an experience? A way to learn how to fish, a fun day on the water, an appreciation for nature and gain an understanding of conservation?
Or, is it a loop-hole in the law and a way to pay for a double limit of meat?
If it's the latter we got some problems. Just eliminate that aspect and all's good.
In all reality that large segment you talk about has gotten quite a bit smaller as the technology gets better and better. With the electronics available, the equipment, depth curve charts easily available on your phone it doesn't make it that difficult for someone to go out and be successful assuming that the fish are there. I really feel that limits across the board are going to have to be cut for every species.