Changes to Panfish Enforcement Waters—view regs.
Changes to Misc. Regulations—view regs.
11 stream sections designated as both Class A Wild Trout Waters and Stocked Trout Waters—view trout fishing regs.
Changes to Special Regulations for Trout—view regs.
2017 Mentored Youth Fishing—view Mentored Youth Program info.
- March 25 (regional) and
- April 8 (statewide)
2017 FISHING DATES
Regional Opening Day of Trout – April 1
Statewide Opening Day of Trout – April 15
Opening Day of Walleye/Sauger – May 6
Opening Day of Bass – June 17
Extended Trout Season – September 5
FISH-FOR-FREE DAYS are Your Fishing Holidays
- Sunday, May 28, 2017, and
- Independence Day — Tuesday, July 4, 2017
No fishing license is needed to fish on either of these days. It’s a great way to introduce someone to the world of fishing. Check the Calendar section of our website to find events. Remember
that all other regulations apply.