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Northern zone musky season opens May 23

It may be hard to top last year’s record haul of trophy muskies, but anglers wanting to try should target some of Wisconsin’s largest musky waters in 2009. Last year’s parade of monsters reaffirms that if you want to catch a big fish, you should fish big waters, says Tim Simonson, the fish biologist who leads the Department of Natural Resources’ musky team. “We know that the ultimate size of fish – how big they grow – is higher in larger lakes,” Simonson says. Anglers who chose to register their 2008 catch with Muskies, Inc. reported catching a record-high 89 fish 48 inches or greater from Wisconsin waters, with 29 of them 50 inches or...
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Wisconsin Fishing Regs & Licenses

Resident
Fishing, Annual - $20.00
Fishing, Junior (16-17) - $7.00
Fishing, Senior Citizen (65+) - $7.00

Nonresident
Fishing, Annual - $50.00
Fishing, 15 day - $28.00
Fishing, 15 day Family - $40.00

License Requirements:
Wisconsin residents who are 16+ need a fishing license to fish in any waters of the state. Nonresidents who are 16+ need a nonresident fishing license to fish in Wisconsin waters with hook and line.

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