March 20, 2013 | Vol. 94, No. 66

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.

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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...