As of this year, June through August (give or take) you can only keep (catch-hold-release) 3 fish per day in Wisconsin bass and walleye tourneys. Yeah. Three.
Click the pic below to read from a DNR letter to a tourney director:
Ignoring the “new rule that is not a new rule” part, the “unreasonable waste of natural resources” â€“ seriously?
Are the water temps 100+ degrees there?
Are Wisconsin bass unbelievably delicate for some reason? (Do they do ballet and wear tutus?)
Is the WI DNR related to the PA DNR?!
Tell me if I’m missing something here WI/MN guys. I well could be, not hailing from there. But if not, this is one big reason people stop fishing and hunting: Too many *@&#^$ regs!
[By the time you finish reading this, your fish and game regs book will be 3 pages longer. And thanks to the unidentified BassParade reader who sent it in.]