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Trout fishing regulations, 2021-2022

Fishing Wisconsin

Attention anglers: Effective July 23, 2021, the daily bag limit for lake trout will increase to 5 (in aggregate with other trout and salmon) for Lake Michigan, Green Bay and their tributaries, excluding the Mid Lake Reef Complex.  Lake trout fishing will be open year-round on most waters. Check the regulations below for more details.
Trout Regs Cover 21-22

The Guide to Wisconsin Trout Fishing Regulations, 2021-2022 [PDF] contains the regulations for all Wisconsin trout seasons, including the inland waters catch and release and the extended Lake Superior tributaries seasons.

Early Trout Season. - The early inland trout season on selected waters [PDF] runs from 5 a.m. on the first Saturday in January (January 2, 2021) through the Friday preceding the first Saturday in May (April 30, 2021). 

Trout regulation maps

The following state map shows different sections of the state and is meant to be a general guide to help you locate trout waters. The maps do not include unnamed streams or all spring ponds. For exact boundaries of regulations and open seasons see the Guide to Wisconsin Trout Fishing Regulations, 2021-2022 [PDF]

To view a trout waters map, select the region of Wisconsin you plan on fishing from the map. Each trout waters map is contained within an Adobe Acrobat [PDF] file. Note that the map files can be large, so please allow a few moments to download them. Your best option may be to right-click on the maps, choose "Save Target As" to save them to your hard drive and then open the file. Because the maps rely on color to denote the various regulation categories, the maps are best printed on a color printer or viewed on your monitor.

Trout Map Sections


Trout Waters by Section (sections are identified on the map above)

Section 9 [PDF] Section 10 [PDF] Section 11A B [PDF] Section 12 [PDF]
Section 13 [PDF] Section 14 [PDF] Section 15 [PDF] Section 16 [PDF]
Section 17 [PDF] Section 18 [PDF] Section 19 [PDF] Section 20 [PDF]
Section 21 [PDF] Section 22 [PDF] Section 23 [PDF] Section 24 [PDF]