Get a Wisconsin Fishing License

You can fish on Lake Michigan right in downtown Milwaukee at Lakeshore State Park or fish a more rural setting on Half Moon Lake in Eau Claire. Regardless of the Wisconsin fishing spot you choose, you will have to purchase a freshwater fishing license before you go fishing in Wisconsin.

Get a Wisconsin Fishing License

WISCONSIN FISHING LAWS AND REGULATIONS

After buying your Wisconsin freshwater fishing license, you will need to check the state fishing regulations to be sure you know the seasons, size limits and bag limits. Fishing rules and regulations are an important part of maintaining healthy fish populations in each state

IT’S NOT A FEE, IT’S A CONTRIBUTION

Your fishing license purchase helps to protect and preserve the sport of fishing for years to come. The fees collected from Wisconsin fishing licenses go toward fishery management, habitat development, endangered species programs, and conservation education.

Wisconsin Fishing License

WISCONSIN FISHING LICENSE INFORMATION

  • The easiest way to purchase your fishing license is to buy one online from the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources. Alternatively, you can purchase a license through a local fishing license agent.
  • A valid fishing license is required for persons age 16 and older.
  • Fishing licenses are in effect from April 1 through March 31 of the following year.