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Fishing licenses - a Wisconsin bargain

Fishing Wisconsin

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Wisconsin is a great state to fish! Kids 15 and under fish free every day. So do anglers born before 1927 and active-duty military on furlough or leave who are Wisconsin residents. For everybody else, a variety of license options can get you out on the water quickly, easily and at a bargain price. So get your license to relax and enjoy what Wisconsin has to offer!

Bargain fishing and incentives

There are a number of convenient bargain licenses:

  • The first-time buyer license is available to those anglers who haven't fished Wisconsin before or want to return to fishing after some time away. Residents or nonresidents can obtain a reduced-price fishing license if they have not purchased a fishing license during the last ten years.
  • A one-day fishing license is available to those anglers that want to give Wisconsin fishing a try,
  • Resident anglers who recruit someone new to purchase a first-time buyer license can earn points toward a reduced-price license of their choice.

Resident and nonresident fishing licenses

Below is a list of resident and non-resident fishing licenses. All licenses are available for purchase through Go Wild, sales locations or at one of our DNR Service Centers unless otherwise noted.

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Resident general fishing

Resident general fishing

Type $
Fishing, Annual 20.00
Fishing. First-time buyer. 5.00
Fishing 1-Day (Can be used towards an upgrade to annual license for $12.75) 8.00
Fishing, Junior (16 & 17 years old) 7.00
Fishing, Senior Citizen (65 years & older) 7.00
Fishing, Spousal 31.00
Inland Trout Stamp 10.00
Great Lake Salmon/Trout Stamp 10.00
2-Day Great Lakes Fishing (includes Great Lake Salmon/Trout Stamp) 14.00
2-Day Inland Lake Trout Fishing (includes Inland Trout Stamp) 14.00
Resident sturgeon fishing

Resident sturgeon fishing

Type $
Sturgeon Spearing Lake Winnebago (deadline to purchase October 31) 20.00
Upriver Lakes Sturgeon Spearing (deadline to purchase October 31) 20.00
Sturgeon Hook & Line Inland 20.00
Sturgeon Hook & Line Wisconsin & Michigan 20.00
Upriver Lakes Sturgeon Spearing Application (Deadline August 1st) 3.00
Resident miscellaneous fishing

Resident miscellaneous fishing

Not available for online purchase.
Please visit one of our sales locations.

Type $
Fishing, Disabled (more information) 7.00
Fishing, Veteran/Disabled (more information) 3.00
Fishing, Armed Forces - resident in active service on furlough or leave 0.00
Nonresident fishing licenses

Nonresident fishing licenses

Type $
Fishing, Annual 50.00
Fishing, Family Annual (primary) (includes children 16 & 17 years old) Note: Family licenses do not include grandchildren 16 & 17 years old 65.00
Fishing, Family Annual (secondary) 0.00
Fishing, First-time buyer 25.75
Fishing, 1 day (can be used towards an upgrade to annual license for $40.75) 10.00
Fishing, 4 day 24.00
Fishing, 15 day 28.00
Fishing, 15 day Family (includes children 16 & 17 years old) Note: Family licenses do not include grandchildren 16 & 17 years old 40.00
Military Fishing 20.00
Inland Trout Stamp 10.00
Great Lake Salmon/Trout Stamp 10.00
Great Lake Fishing, 2 days (includes Great Lake Salmon/Trout Stamp) 14.00
Nonresident sturgeon fishing

Nonresident sturgeon fishing

Type $
Sturgeon Spearing Lake Winnebago (deadline to purchase October 31) 65.00
Upriver Lakes Sturgeon Spearing (deadline to purchase October 31) 65.00
Sturgeon Hook & Line Inland 50.00
Sturgeon Hook & Line Wisconsin/Michigan 50.00
Military Inland Sturgeon Hook & Line 20.00
Military WI/MI Sturgeon Hook & Line 20.00
Upriver Lakes Sturgeon Spearing Application (deadline August 1st) 3.00

 

Fishing Wisconsin. Fun. Easy. Give it a try!