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About Lake Winnebago
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The northern pike is a holarctic species, meaning that it occurs around the world in northern, or Arctic waters.
The Channel catfish is very highly regarded for its food and sports value. The Channel catfish is most abundant in the central part of U.S. and southern states.
The yellow perch, unlike the so-called white perch, Morone americana, is a true perch, not a bass.
The largemouth bass is the most popular freshwater game fish in the U.S. Learn more about how you can identify a largemouth bass, where to catch it and what bait and lures to use.
They are an excellent light tackle fish that will take a bait or lure readily.
The freshwater drum has the greatest north/south range of any North American freshwater fish.
The walleye is a wide-ranging, North American species that occurs virtually everywhere on the mainland.
The common carp is a prolific survivor, and able to tolerate many conditions and bottom types, making it an ideal species for pond culture.
The flathead catfish is a popular food fish has an excellent flavor.
The bluegill is one of the most popular panfish species you can find in North America. And is a fish that has become increasingly popular among fly fishing anglers.
The smallmouth bass is the second largest member of the sunfish family attaining a weight of almost 12 lb.
Crappies are members of the sunfish and the black bass family. Black crappies can be found in large ponds and shallow areas of lakes.
The sauger is closely related to the walleye, and the two appear almost identical.
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Conservation Through Participation
You can help support and protect our aquatic natural resources by simply going fishing and boating. Buying a fishing license, respecting other anglers, practicing catch and release, being mindful of water conservation, keeping the environment around us clean and fishing responsibly are just some of the ways you can participate.
Responsible Fishing Starts With You
Learn more about how fish populations and habitats are managed, the connection between fishing and water quality, and the importance of fishing laws.