WDNR: Tribal spearing declarations mean more 1-walleye lakes for anglers
Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources Secretary Cathy Stepp said Monday Chippewa tribes in northern Wisconsin are setting spearing levels that will mean more one-walleye lakes for sport anglers.
As a result, the WDNR will withhold funds previously paid to the tribe.
For the tribal ceded territory covering the northern third of the state, a DNR analysis indicates out of 535 lakes named for tribal harvests, 197 have been designated by the tribe at a level that will result in one-walleye daily bag limits for anglers.
While most lakes in Iron County, including the Gile Flowage, will have...