Changes to Panfish Enforcement Waters—view regs.
Changes to Miscellaneous Regulations—view regs.
Changes to Stocked Trout Waters—view trout fishing regs.
2018 Mentored Youth Fishing—view Mentored Youth Program info.
- March 24 (regional) and
- April 7 (statewide)
2018 FISHING DATES
Regional Opening Day of Trout – March 31
Statewide Opening Day of Trout – April 14
Opening Day of Walleye/Sauger – May 5
Opening Day of Bass – June 16
Extended Trout Season – September 4
FISH-FOR-FREE DAYS are Your Fishing Holidays
- Sunday, May 27, 2018, and
- Independence Day — Wednesday, July 4, 2018
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.