DNR: Springville Pond “Re-Opens” for Trout Fishing
Springville Pond, just off Post Road, in June. (City-Times photo)
For the City-Times
For the past 20 or more years Springville Pond has been closed to fishing during the trout fishing season, but that’t about to change.
Thanks to recent discussions between local Wisconsin DNR fisheries and law enforcement staff, Springville Pond has now been removed from the list of designated trout waters. The change now allows for fishing during the regular inland waters fishing season, and will create additional angling opportunities for all species of fish including trout.
A review of the historical records for the Little Plover River revealed that Springville Pond should not have been included in the fishing closure during the regular game fishing season that exists for all trout waters. The pond was open to fishing year-round prior to about 1990.
The designation of the Little Plover River as trout water has not changed. From the headwaters of the Little Plover River east of Kennedy Avenue to where it enters Springville Pond is still considered trout water and therefore closed to fishing during the closed season for trout.
All size and bag limits listed in the trout regulations book will still apply to both the Little Plover River and Springville Pond (5 fish daily bag, 7 inch size limit), along with all other fishing regulations. The fishing season runs from September 30 to the first Saturday in May.