Correction on the reg's for Wisc. They read 100 ft. from emergant vegatation and it must be enought to hind the boat. The Co's made that quite clear when we visited Pool 9, and I can tell ya this, they don't play around with the reg's. The open water's of the Big Muddy are considered refuge area's. And let me tell ya them stump fields are HARD on prop's.
Hi, buddy! Yes, that is correct. Within 100'. This exception is relevant to Crawford county, where Pool 9 resides.
Other open water hunting constraints in Wisconsin are as follows.
You can only hunt open waters of Lake Michigan, Green Bay, Green Lake, the Petenwell Flowage, and Lake Winnebago. On Winne, there is a restriction as to how close you can hunt to shore. Something like 1,000 or 1,500 yards.
Wisconsin and Minnesota are the only two States that I am aware of, that have some sort of Statewide ruling on open water hunting. Chesapeake Bay has certain restrictions, as mentioned above.