Tackling The Tackle Box Essentials

Wisconsin’s 2024 general inland fishing season opener is a little more than two weeks away, on May 4. If you’re looking to try fishing for the first time and need tackle box tips, or if you haven’t been fishing in a while and need a refresher, the spring issue of Wisconsin Natural Resources magazine has the information you need.

“Tackling the tackle box essentials” covers how to stock your basic tackle box so you can get out and go fish. Now’s a good time to get organized to be sure you’re ready when the fish start to bite!


  • Bait & Lures
  • Bobbers
  • Sinkers
  • Extra hooks
  • Extra fishing line

The DNR’s fishing website has all the resources you need to try fishing for the first time or get out again for the 500th time! From license information to rules and regulations to places to try your luck on the water, we’ve got you covered.