Wisconsin DNR Seeks Input On Lake Superior Lake Trout Management

Former Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources fisheries biologist Jared Myers shows off a 34-inch lake trout that came up from Lake Superior during a DNR assessment netting. The fish was released alive. News Tribune file photo
Former Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources fisheries biologist Jared Myers shows off a 34-inch lake trout that came up from Lake Superior during a DNR assessment netting. The fish was released alive. News Tribune file photo

 

 

 

 

Two public meetings will be held next week to discuss the next steps in managing lake trout in Wisconsin waters of Lake Superior, the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources announced Tuesday. An emergency rule covering lake trout regulations expired Sept. 30, and DNR officials are seeking public comment on management options the agency is considering.

The meetings will run from 6 to 8 p.m. Oct. 25 at the Northern Great Lakes Visitors Center, 29270 Highway G in Ashland, and from 6 to 8 p.m. Oct. 27 at the Saxon Community Center, in Saxon.

Feedback from stakeholders will help inform development of another emergency rule covering the recreational lake trout open season that runs from Dec. 1 through Sept. 30, 2017.