MADISON, WI (WTAQ) - For the first time in 22 years, anglers in northern Wisconsin can keep the bass they catch.
Ever since 1992, fishing participants have had a catch and release bass season in the north. Now, the DNR says the species is doing so well, that it can survive the removal of more bass.
The large-mouth season runs from May 3rd until the start of next March, and the take home policy for those will take effect right away.
Small-mouth bass must still be returned until June 20th, and they can be taken home after that. Anglers will have daily total bass limits of five.
(Story courtesy of Wheeler News Service)