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Family friendly fishing

Fishing Wisconsin

District fish supervisors throughout Wisconsin recommend their top 10 family-friendly fishing waters.

Southeast Region

  • Lake Michigan (Big Pond)
  • Pewaukee Lake, Waukesha County
  • Geneva Lake, Walworth County
  • Delavan Lake, Walworth County
  • Big Muskego, Waukesha County
  • Big Cedar Lake, Washington County
  • Paradise Springs, Waukesha County
  • Long Lake, Fond du Lac County
  • Milwaukee River, Washington and Milwaukee counties
  • Okauchee Lake, Waukesha County

Northern Region

  • Pickerel and Crane lakes (connected), Forest/Langlade counties
  • Pine Lake, Forest County
  • Carol and Madeline Lakes (connected), Oneida County
  • Chetek Chain of Lakes, Barron County
  • Balsam Lake, Polk County
  • Clam Lake, Burnett County
  • St. Croix Flowage, Douglas County
  • Solberg Lake, Price County
  • Nelson Lake, Sawyer County
  • Miller Dam Flowage, Taylor County

Northeast Region

  • Fox River at Fremont, Waupaca County
  • Fox River at Voyageur Park, Depere, Brown County
  • Lake Winnebago, Winnebago, Calumet and Fond du Lac Counties
  • Shawano Lake, Shawano County
  • Waupaca Chain of Lakes, Waupaca County
  • Silver Lake, Wautoma, Waushara County
  • Machickanee Flowage, Oconto County
  • Lake Noquebay, Marinette County
  • High Falls Flowage, Marinette County
  • Green Bay at Stone Quarry, Sturgeon Bay

South Central Region

  • Lake Koshkonong, Jefferson County
  • Rock River, Dodge, Rock and Jefferson counties
  • Lake Mendota, Dane County
  • Lake Monona, Dane County
  • Lake Waubesa, Dane County
  • Wisconsin River, South Central Region
  • Yellowstone Lake, Lafayette County
  • Beaver Dam Lake, Dodge County
  • Devil’s Lake, Sauk County

West Central Region

  • Pettibone Lagoon in La Crosse, La Crosse County
  • Half Moon Lake in Carson Park, Eau Claire County
  • Black River below Black River Falls Dam, Jackson County
  • La Crosse River below Lake Neshonoc (Hwy 108 Bridge), La Crosse County
  • Coon Creek System, Vernon County
  • Mississippi River, Stoddard Bay, La Crosse County
  • Mississippi River, Tailwaters of Lock and Dam 8, Vernon County
  • Mississippi River, Trempealeau Lakes, near Trempealeau, Trempealeau County
  • East Channel of Mississippi River off St Feriole Island in Prairie du Chien, Crawford County
  • West Fork Kickapoo River near Avalanche, Vernon County