Before turkey hunting, May was THE month to catch fish

Prior to our regionís spring turkey hunting seasonís implementation, May was THE month for angling. With just about all our most abundant and popular fish speciesí seasons open (bass and purebred musky being the lone ones closed until June, although bass can be caught and immediately released), anglers could fish for everything from walleye to trout to assorted panfish. That list also included such popular fish as pickerel, pike, tiger musky, crappie, bullhead and sunfish. So other than perhaps woodchuck hunting, all-around sportsmen and women encountered little to conflict with their fishing.

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