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Turtle-Flambeau walleye rules likely to change in 2020


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MERCER, Wis. — When the Wisconsin walleye season opened this weekend, it was likely the beginning of the last season of fishing on the Turtle-Flambeau Flowage before regulations change regarding the type of walleyes that anglers can keep.

Under the current fishing regulations for the flowage, a person can keep up to three walleyes a day with no restrictions on size.

The proposed rule would maintain the three-fish daily bag limit, but would require they be at least 12 inches and only one fish over 15 inches is allowed.

The proposed change was appro...