Free fishing weekend is Jan. 19-20

Ice Fishing in winter scene
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WAUSAU, Wis. (WSAW) -- The state Department of Natural Resources will offer its fourth annual free fishing winter weekend Saturday and Sunday.

Anglers can fish without a license or on almost all Wisconsin waters on Jan. 19 and Jan. 20. The exception is spring trout ponds. The agency also will loan equipment out at 19 sites around the state, including eight state parks.

Click here for a list of locations.

The warns some areas may have inconsistent ice condition, an urge extreme caution when heading out.