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Strict new rules now in effect for boaters, anglers to prevent spread of VHS

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MADISON - New emergency rules to prevent the spread of a new deadly fish disease took effect statewide today (Friday).

The new rules mean that all boaters and anglers must drain the water from their boats, boat equipment and fishing equipment and make sure any fish they take away are dead, including bait minnows, before traveling away from any Wisconsin lake or river.

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