Wisconsin DNR opens Springville Pond for trout fishing

Fitzgerald Cecilio – 4E Sports Reporter

Plover, WI, United States (4E Sports) – The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR) has opened Springville Pond in Portage County for trout fishing during the regular inland waters fishing season.

The move was made after recent discussions between local Wisconsin DNR fisheries and law enforcement staff.

“The move will create additional angling opportunities for all species of fish, including trout,” the agency said in a statement.

Still, Springville Pond is still considered trout water and is therefore closed to fishing during the closed season for trout.

The DNR said all size and bag limits listed in the trout regulations book still will apply to both the Little Plover River and Springville Pond (five fish daily bag, 7-inch size limit), along with all other fishing regulations.

Also, the designation of the Little Plover River as trout water has not changed. From the headwaters of the Little Plover River east of Kennedy Avenue to where it enters

For the past 20, Springville Pond has been closed to fishing during the closed trout fishing season, which runs from Sept. 30 until the first Saturday in May.

However, a review of the historical records for the Little Plover River revealed that Springville Pond should not have been included in the fishing closure during the regular game fishing season that exists for all trout waters.

Anglers had noted that Springville Pond was open to fishing year-round prior to about 1990.

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