Exeland Rod and Gun Club

Latest Minutes posted: 7/9/2017

The Exeland Rod and Gun Club (~130 members) is a local community organization of outdoor enthusiasts and civic minded individuals from the Exeland Wisconsin area.


Next meeting will be September 22nd (Friday)  @ 6:30

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In May the Exeland Rod & Gun Club held their annual Fishing Expo for 4 th graders from four different schools. Over 90 kids attended the field trip. It was a huge success as Club members taught kids about fishing and conservation. After the field day was completed all of the kids were served a meal and then each given a nice new fishing pole. Great event by the Club!

The Club is already done a lot of preparation for this year’s Trout Fest. This is the 25 th annual fest and they want to make this one special. Raffle tickets for a 4-wheeler, gun and $100 will be up for sale in the near future.

By the time this newsletter is printed, a new sign showing the way to the Sports Center should be completed. Dean Johnson is the master mind of this project. A big thank you to Dean for all of his great work!

The Club made a $450 donation to the Bruce High School ice fishing team. They also made a $100 donation a young man who has physical disabilities so it would be possible for him to go on a dream hunting trip.

More improvements are being made at the pavilion. A new bar is being installed in the near future and a new cooler was purchased for the softball field concession stand. It’s great to have such a nice facility for the public to use for big events. Contact the Club if you have an event and would like to rent the pavilion.

The 7 trees that were blown over on the Nature Trail have been removed and the trail is open and ready to be used.

The DNR planted another thousand rainbow trout in Balsam Lake and the public is welcome to fish all they want. The little lake is behind the Rod & Gun facilities and there is a boat landing available. Otherwise, fish off one of the three Club docks.

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2017-2018 fishing seasons

(dates inclusive)

Early inland trout (catch and release)
January 7 (5 a.m.) to May 5

General inland trout
May 6 (5 a.m.) to Oct. 15

General inland fishing
May 6 to March 4, 2018

Largemouth bass northern zone
May 6 to March 4, 2018

Smallmouth bass northern zone catch and release
May 6 to June 16

Smallmouth bass northern zone harvest
June 17 to March 4, 2018

Large and smallmouth bass southern zone
May 6 to March 4, 2018

Musky - northern zone
May 27 to Nov. 30

Musky - southern zone
May 6 to Dec. 31

Northern pike
May 6 to March 4, 2018

May 6 to March 4, 2018

Lake sturgeon
Sept. 2 to Sept. 30 (hook-and-line)

Free fishing weekends
June 3-4, 2017 (summer)
January 20-21, 2018 (winter)

Opening day for Wisconsin fishing is traditionally the first Saturday in May. Hook and line fishing for many fish species on many Wisconsin waters begins on that day. However, to better manage Wisconsin fisheries, season dates are often specific to the species of fish as well as the water body.