Wind Lake Fishery Area
DNR Fisheries Areas
Wind Lake Fishery Area occupies almost the entire island on the west side of the Lake.
A large number of birds, ranging in size from large game birds to small songbirds, are found in the Wind Lake area. Game birds that are found in the drainage area include the pheasant, partridge, woodcock, snipe, rail, dabbling duck, diving duck, coot, and goose. Pheasant and partridge are upland game birds and provide some opportunities for hunting. Although the Wind Lake drainage area lies within the Mississippi flyway, opportunities for waterfowl hunting are now limited because of habitat deterioration and urbanization.
The Wind Lake Fishery Fishery Area is on an island on the west side of Wind Lake and is only accessible by boat. Wind Lake is in northern Racine County 20 miles northwest of Racine and 10 miles southwest of Milwaukee.
Panfish dominate the Wind Lake fish community with large populations of bluegills and yellow perch present. Other important panfish species include black crappie, pumpkinseed, white crappie, black and brown bullheads. Game fish in Wind Lake include largemouth bass, walleyed pike, northern pike and channel catfish. Rough species include longnose gar, quillback, and white sucker; minnow species include golden minnow and common shiners.
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