Walleyes for Northwest Wisconsin accomplishes this by supporting conservation practices, focus on water quality, improving our fish habitat by involvement with weed control projects and working with the WDNR as needed to accomplish mutual goals.
WFNW’s mission is to improve fishing in Northwest Wisconsin for our children’s future, particularly for but not limited to Walleyes.
WFNW is committed to educating our young anglers about our fish resources and how to keep our lakes in balance so quality fishing opportunities can be shared for generations to come.
WALLEYES FOR NORTHWEST WISCONSIN’S (WFNW) 22nd ANNUAL
HOOK & LINE FAMILY ICE FISHING EVENT
Saturday, February 17, 2018 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. on LAC COURTE OREILLES
PARTICIPATION WRISTBAND COST: Adults $5 Youth (1-17) Free
THOUSANDS OF DOLLARS in Fishing Prizes Awarded for Adult and Youth Divisions awarded by DRAWING!
Grand Prize Raffle Drawings include a Portable Ice Shack, a Power Auger, Two Cash Prizes of $500,PLUS thousands of dollars in other prizes.
Need not be present to win!
PLUS: A Gun Raffle, Bonus Drawings for Women, Ongoing Rip-Ticket Raffles and More!
THIS YEAR’S CONCEPT
Fishing prizes will be awarded by drawing.
Each wristband wearing participant may register up to three total qualifying fish to receive special fish drawing entries. Thousands of dollars in prizes will be awarded by drawing from the qualifying entries.
This procedure puts fish prizes in the hands of a great number of successful anglers and enhances the fair, fun spirit of this winter celebration. Catch-and-release has proved itself to be a viable conservation method in the Northwoods for over a generation. We will not be hanging any fish for display. All fish registered have equal chances to be drawn for prizes, whether kept or released. Fish registration is very close to the lake and we will have release holes as close as practical..
We are not preventing the legal harvest, possession and consumption of fish; we are allowing the catch-and-release choice and preventing rules that in prior years required the mortality of all the large fish caught. For the 2017 event, anglers released 35% of fish after they were registered.