Preliminary bag limits announced earlier this year for walleye caught in the Ceded Territory will not be printed in volume by the state and distributed but will be posted at public boat landings and available for download from the web, state fisheries officials say.

DNR will, however, print and distribute in volume the final bag limits set after tribal spearing has occurred and sport fish bags are updated. Those finalized limits would be in effect for the rest of the 2013-14 game fishing season, which ends March 2, 2014, according to Mike Staggs, Wisconsin’s fisheries director.

“Anglers planning to fish for walleye in the Ceded Territory can find the preliminary bag limits posted at public boat landings,” he says. “And those who want a personal printed copy for their tackle box are encouraged to wait until it’s closer to the May 4 opening day and then download and print off a copy from our website or go to a DNR service center and ask for a copy.”

The preliminary bag limits, and all fishing regulations, can be found by searching the DNR website, for “fishing regulations” and clicking on the link for Ceded territory walleye bag limits – initial – 2013-14 [PDF]

And as always, DNR call center staff are a great resource for general information about fishing regulations.

The Call Center is available seven days a week, 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. Call toll-free 1-888-WDNRINFo (1-888-936-7463). Open a chat session available from 7 a.m. to 9:45 p.m. Bilingual services are available.

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