Fort McCoy News Jan. 12, 2018

Free fishing weekend to be Jan. 20-21 on post

WDNR Free Fishing Weekend

Anglers looking to get in some ice fishing can do so for free in Wisconsin and at Fort McCoy on Jan. 20-21.

Every year, the first consecutive Saturday and Sunday in June and the third consecutive Saturday and Sunday in January is designated as Free Fishing Weekend throughout Wisconsin, according to the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources.
Residents and nonresidents of all ages can fish without a fishing license (and trout stamps) over these days.

However, all other fishing regulations — such as length limits, bag limits, seasons — apply to all anglers.

For example, anglers can only fish for trout where the trout season is open. For more information about the Wisconsin fishing regulations, go online to or to

Anglers looking for more information about installation fishing regulations should go to the Fort McCoy iSportsman website at, or contact the Permit Sales Office at 608-388-3337.