Lake Winnebago

Wisconsin

Best Place to Fish & Boat

About Lake Winnebago

Borrow fishing equipment for free with the unique tackle loaner program at High Cliff State Park.

People Often Fish Here For:

Northern Pike Northern Pike

The northern pike is a holarctic species, meaning that it occurs around the world in northern, or Arctic waters.

Channel Catfish Channel Catfish

The channel catfish is very highly regarded for its food and sports value.

Yellow Perch Yellow Perch

The yellow perch, unlike the so-called white perch, Morone americana, is a true perch, not a bass.

Largemouth Bass Largemouth Bass

The largemouth bass is the most popular freshwater game fish.

White Bass White Bass

They are an excellent light tackle fish that will take a bait or lure readily.

Freshwater Drum Freshwater Drum

The freshwater drum has the greatest north/south range of any North American freshwater fish.

Walleye Walleye

The walleye is a wide-ranging, North American species that occurs virtually everywhere on the mainland.

Common Carp Common Carp

The common carp is a prolific survivor, and able to tolerate many conditions and bottom types, making it an ideal species for pond culture.

Flathead Catfish Flathead Catfish

The flathead catfish is a popular food fish has an excellent flavor.

Bluegill Bluegill

Today the bluegill is one of the most popular panfish species in North America.

Smallmouth Bass Smallmouth Bass

There is no doubt that the smallmouth bass rivals the largemouth in popularity.

Black Crappie Black Crappie

Crappies are members of the sunfish and the black bass family.

Sauger Sauger

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.