McCoy is participating in the early catch-and-release trout season,
which is under way and will run through midnight Sunday, April 26.
March 7 opening day of the early catch-and-release trout season was
the latest date it can be by law — and that may well benefit
Wisconsin anglers, said Larry Claggett, the Wisconsin Department of
Natural Resources (WDNR) coldwater ecologist. The early season is
catch-and-release, and only artificial lures with barbless hooks may
be used while fishing for any species of fish on trout streams. Most
trout streams are open to early fishing with the exception of most
Lake Superior tributaries and most streams in northeast Wisconsin;
check the 2008-2009 Trout Fishing Regulations pamphlet for specific
for fall quota hunts available
Fort McCoy 2009
Fall Quota Hunting Season applications now are available.
include gun-deer, cantonment archery, muzzle loader and fall
be picked up at the Permit Sales Office, building 2168, or
downloaded and printed off the Web site http://www.mccoy.army.mil,
by clicking on Recreation Opportunities, Fishing and Hunting,
Applications and Fall Hunting Applications.
be postmarked beginning Monday, March 30.
For more information, call the
Fort McCoy Permit Sales Office at 608-388-3337.
Noble, Fort McCoy fisheries biologist, said state licenses and
installation fishing permits are required even though fish must be
who participate in the early catch-and-release season at Fort McCoy
must follow all regulations in place at the state and installation
levels. Fort McCoy fishing permits expire March 31, 2009, which
coincides with the Wisconsin fishing license end date.
reports quality fishing on Fort McCoy streams in 2009. He said,
"Best bets for bigger fish are the lower stream sections on the
La Crosse River, Silver and Tarr Creek. Brown trout are most abundant,
but Silver Creek offers the best opportunity for those who target
can find tips for fishing techniques during the early season and
information on the fish populations in some of the state’s popular
early season waters that are available on the early trout season Web
site at http://dnr.wi.gov/fish/seasons/earlytrout.htm.
those who would rather wait for the inland fishing season to enjoy
fishing with the approval to harvest fish to keep and eat, this season
begins Saturday, May 2.
interested in fishing Fort McCoy will be able to obtain their
2009-2010 Fishing License and Fort McCoy fishing permit approval and
trout stamp from any Automated License Issuance System
licenses are available for purchase and are good from April 1, 2009 to
March 31, 2010.
more information about fishing in the Fort McCoy community, call the
Permit Sales Office at 608-388-3337 or the Fisheries Biologist Office
Fort McCoy Fisheries Biologist Office.)