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Fishing

TRY THE LURE OF WISCONSIN’S OUTDOORS. THE WATER IS OPEN TO EVERYONE.

Wisconsin's unique combination of lakes, streams and rivers, easy fishing access, opportunities for action and the potential for large fish, make it one of the top fishing destinations in the nation. Share the water, take someone fishing and make memories one fish at a time. 

Get a fishing license

Know the regulations

Before you soak a line you may want to review the fishing regulations of the water you'll be fishing.

Know the Fishing Seasons

Information on when you can fish. Know when you can schedule and plan those special fishing trips

Find places to fish

Where to fish is often the most important question. Wisconsin offers a variety of fishing opportunities. Try them all!

Get started fishing

Not familiar with Wisconsin fishing? Get the information you need to get out on the water, have fun and try your luck!

Fish for trout

Wisconsin boasts over 13,000 miles of trout streams to test anglers. Are you up to the test?

Meet your Wisconsin Fishes

Wisconsin waters are home to over 160 different fish species. Get to know them all.
Meet your Wisconsin Fishes

Eat your catch

Eating your catch can be part of a healthy diet. There’s no better place to fish for your meals than Wisconsin.
Eat your catch

Take a youth Fishing

Kids and fishing. There is no better combination. Leave the future of Wisconsin fishing in good hands.
Take a youth Fishing

Get your Fishing questions answered

Review our frequently asked questions to help you enjoy your fishing experience.
Get your Fishing questions answered