Trout anglers, you've been dreaming about it since September 30 and it's finally here. The early catch-and-release trout season opens at 5 a.m. on March 5 and runs until midnight May 1. A few changes have been made since last year:
•Anglers are not required to use barbless hooks. Artificial lures and flies are still required.
•Wisconsin's official list of classified trout streams has been updated and contains 58 more streams that have been classified as trout waters since 2002. Most of those 260 miles are found in west central and southern Wisconsin counties and will be open for the early season.
•New online maps and interactive maps will make all of the trout waters easier to find and provide other information to increase anglers’ success.
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