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Adventure is on the Line

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Get ready to experience the greatness of the Great Lakes. With hundreds of fishing guides and charter captains all throughout the state, fishing Wisconsin's big blues is an easy and epic adventure for everyone to enjoy. Whether you're an experienced fisherman, or a first-timer, we've got everything you need to get started! The first step: booking a charter or guide.

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Experience the Greatness of the Great Lakes


Every season is great on the Great Lakes. Our well-maintained fisheries offer a range of species to reel in all year long. From ice fishing to summer fun, it’s the best place to get the greatest catch.
Sunset from a fishing boat


Fishing the Great Lakes is an epic experience unlike any other outdoor adventure. Come connect with nature, gain new perspectives, and, most of all, experience the greatness that you can only find on the Great Lakes.
Child holding a caught fish on a boat.


Fishing with a guide or charter is one of the best ways to experience the Great Lakes. For larger groups, we recommend booking a charter where a captain will supply everything you need for an epic adventure. For those looking to fish one-on-one, we suggest booking a guide to help you get the most out of these great waters.
Fishing guide holding a caught fish on a boat.


Wisconsin's Great Lakes are home to diverse and well-maintained species of fish you can find all year long. From Lake Trout and Whitefish to King Salmon and Walleye, no matter the season, there's always something great on the line.
Closeup of trout.


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Fishing Lake Michigan

With millions of fish stocked annually, adventure is always on the line. All you have to do is reel it in.

Fishing Lake Superior

As the largest freshwater lake in the world, Lake Superior is also home to some of the best fishing in the world.

Fishing Regulations

Check our fishing regulations for updates and announcements before getting on the lake.


Fishing the Great Lakes is a one-of-a-kind adventure to share with family and friends. It’s also the best way to connect with nature and experience its greatness firsthand. From all of us at Wisconsin’s Department of Natural Resources, we thank you for choosing The Great Lakes and helping us conserve our state’s greatest adventure.