South Branch Oconto River Fishery Area
DNR Fisheries Areas
By the time the South Branch Oconto River reaches the Fishery Area, the stream averages over 50 feet in width. Despite the great distance from its origins, the water in the stream during the summer throughout the Fishery Area is ideal for the growth of trout. Natural reproduction of brook trout takes place as well as brown trout to a more limited extent. The popularity of the stream to anglers attests to its fine trout population.
The South Branch Oconto River Fishery Area is northwest of Suring in Oconto County. There are several access/parking locations throughout the Fishery Area.
The fish population is characteristic of a cold water fishery. In addition to brook and brown trout, some forage and rough fish have been observed. The most common species are the mottled sculpin, white sucker, hog sucker, longnose dace, blacknose dace, and pearl dace.
The South Branch Oconto River Fishery Area is managed to preserve, protect, and enhance the high quality fishery and habitat for a variety of recreational and educational opportunities.
For questions and comments contact:
Department of Natural Resources
101 N Ogden Road
Peshtigo WI 54157-1708