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Anglers can keep large-mouth bass

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MADISON (AP) -- Anglers in northern Wisconsin can keep large-mouth bass this season for the first time in 22 years.

The bass season has been catch-and-release in northern Wisconsin since 1992.  Department of Natural Resources officials say the fish are doing very well this year, so anglers are allowed to take them home.  The large-mouth season runs from May 3 to March 1.

Some restrictions still apply on small-mouth bass in the northern zone; however, anglers still must immediately release small-mouth bass between May 3 and June 20.  Any small-mouth bass that is 14 inches or longer can be taken home from June 21 to March 1.

Daily bag limits are five bass total.

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