Rules and boating safety to consider as fishing season opens

Fishing season starts this weekend and the Department of Natural Resources reminds people there are different fishing rules for Green Bay and inland lakes in Door and Kewaunee Counties.  Conservation Warden Chris Kratcha says some fish species that can be harvested on the bay are off-limits for now.



Warden Kratcha also reminds fishing enthusiasts that life jackets are a must, especially with current water temperatures in the 40's.  If you've fallen overboard, Kratcha recommends making your way to the stern to get back into the boat.  He adds that can also be done easier with the proper equipment.



Kratcha also recommends keeping a throwable floatation device attached to a rope to throw to someone who's fallen into the water.

He also recommends you practice tossing it while on land so you know how far you can throw it before taking to the water.

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