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New walk-in fishing property near Beloit

 


Anglers will be happy to hear a new Walk-in Fishing Area (WIFA), formerly known as the FISH program, has been added near Beloit. This six acre pond is located just off the blacktop approximately five miles west of Beloit on Main Street and has shoreline access around much of the pond. The pond went dry several years ago and did not contain any fish but a recent stocking boosted the numbers of sportfish and will provide immediate angling opportunities for local residents.

On May 15th, 150 pounds of channel catfish, 800 adult bluegill, 160 intermediate largemouth bass, and nine pounds of fathead minnows were stocked. Anglers will be able to harvest many of the catfish and bluegill immediately while the largemouth bass are still several years away from reaching the 18 inch minimum length limit.

This property is open to all anglers (with a valid fishing license) from March 1 to Oct. 31 and includes a small parking area on the east side of the blacktop near the main entrance. Small carry in boats, kayaks and float tubes are all allowed. Anglers are reminded to follow WIFA specific regulations including an 18 inch minimum length limit on largemouth bass and daily creel limit of two fish. Channel catfish are managed with a 15 inch minimum length limit and daily creel limit of two fish. There are no length or creel limits on bluegill but selective harvest is encouraged to allow everyone to enjoy this resource for years to come.

As a reminder WIFA atlases and maps can be found online, at most sporting goods stores, and at all KDWPT offices.

 

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