LA CROSSE, Wisconsin (WXOW)-- Minnesota's culling law is an element that the BASSMASTER Elite Series anglers are having to adapt to.
Culling is being able to catch five fish and keep them in the boat and then release a smaller fish and replace it with a bigger fish.
Last year, Wisconsin joined many other states in permitting the practice of culling bass.
Gov. Scott Walker signed the bill into law.
Previously, it was illegal to release a bass alive once it had been kept in a boat's live well.
This practice is common during tournaments because anglers try to upgrade their catches by releasing smaller fish.
In Minnesota, once you catch your limit you need to stop fishing.
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