Spring showers are bringing May flowers; and May Day also brings the opening day of fishing in Wisconsin. Bring your boats; your poles; your lures; and your off for a great season of Wisconsin fishing. Oconto County Wisconsin offers 58 lakes, all with public boat launches available for your convenience. In order to protect this precious natural resource, it is important to enlist everyone’s help in addressing the spread of harmful plants, animals, and other organisms from invading our lakes. Three simple procedures used each time you leave any lake, stream, or coastal area can help stop aquatic hitchhikers. Number 1) Simply remove visible mud, plants, fish, or animals before transporting equipment. 2) Eliminate water from equipment before transporting. 3) Clean and dry anything that came in contact with the water. 4) Never release plants, fish, or animals into a body of water unless they came from that body of water. Following these simple steps will allow future generations to enjoy fishing in Oconto County Wisconsin for years to come. Go out and catch a big one now!