Lake Michigan News


Emergency Lake Michigan Trout Rules in Effect

March 1, 2017—The Wisconsin Natural Resources Board today approved an emergency rule regarding bag limits and season length on lake trout for Lake Michigan. The rule increases lake trout daily bag limits to five 10″ fish on Lake Michigan waters with open season from March 1–Oct 31. The previous limit was two fish.

This does not change the regulations for the Mid Lake Reef Complex (see page 66 of Wisconsin’s Hook & Line guide) where there is NO open season. 

Updated: January 11, 2022 — 11:36 am

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