April 13, 2016
I brought this gill lice problem to the WDNR's attention about 15 years ago and nothing was done.
Two years ago I contacted the WDNR Fish Health Division and they told me to harvest any brook trout of legal size with gill lice. I told them that a stream with gill lice should be closed to brook trout harvest. The new regulation now mirror my concerns and recommendations.
I guess me with zero fisheries training knew more than the WDNR. It is quite obvious to me the WDNR is not the know all entity they try to make themselves out to be be. You just need to look at the new trout regulations and it is obvious they don't have a clue.