Fishing in Wisconsin

Wisconsin offers great fishing opportunities for all anglers, and is a premier fishing destination in the Midwest. Purchase your fishing license today, find best fishing sports, and more.

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Top Fishing Spots in Wisconsin

Devil's Lake
Enjoy lakeshore picnic areas, sandy swimming beaches, 29 miles of hiking trails or ease into the backcountry solitude. Devil's Lake is a beautiful year-round park.
Lake Winnebago
Borrow fishing equipment for free with the park’s unique tackle loaner program.
Governor Nelson State Park
Enjoy the eight miles of trails Governor Nelson State Park has to offer and catch a view of the capital city, along with a few fish.
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Common Catches in Wisconsin

Bluegill
Bluegill
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.
Black Crappie
Black Crappie
Crappies are members of the sunfish and the black bass family. Black crappies can be found in large ponds and shallow areas of lakes.
Largemouth Bass
Largemouth 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.
Muskellunge
Muskellunge
It was once believed that there were at least four species of muskellunge, but these varieties are now considered to be one species
Walleye
Walleye
The walleye is a wide-ranging, North American species that occurs virtually everywhere on the mainland.
Northern Pike
Northern Pike
The northern pike is a holarctic species, meaning that it occurs around the world in northern, or Arctic waters.

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Lakes & Ponds for Freshwater Fishing

Lake & Pond Structures

Learn the importance of structures for the best freshwater fishing in lakes and ponds.

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