Wis. DNR Warns Anglers Of Icy Northern Lakes
This year’s fishing opener will see a common disruption on northern Wisconsin lakes, according to the DNR.
In an interview with Wisconsin Public Radio, DNR Fisheries Manager Bob Hujik says that nearly 15 inches of solid ice can still be found on lakes in the Hayward area and further north into Douglas County.
The Chequamegon Nicolet National Forest has also delayed it’s opening of campgrounds and hiking trails due to this Winter’s deep snow.
An owner of a Hayward bait shop says there are people still ice fishing.
Last year’s slow thaw contributed to an area decline in recreation business, though the Cable Chamber of Commerce says hotel taxes increased nearly 12% by May 2013.
The inland fishing season begins next Saturday in Wisconsin.