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Wisconsin Bass Fishing

All about fishing for largemouth and smallmouth bass in Wisconsin lakes.

Bass Fishing Lakes In Wisconsin

Wisconsin is home to some very good bass fishing, especially smallmouth. You can find both types of bass in most of the warmer waters in the state and smallies in some of the colder waters. Ponds, rivers, parks and lakes are likely to produce bass. Major Wisconsin lakes with healthy populations of bass include Beaver Dam Lake, Big Eau Pleine Reservoir, Castle Rock Lake, Fence Lake, Gile Flowage, Green Lake, Grindstone Lake, Holcombe Flowage, Lac Vieux Desert, Lake Butte des Morts, Lake Chetac, Lake du Bay, Lake Geneva, Lake Kegonsa, Lake Koshkonong, Lake Michigan, Lake Monona, Lake Mendota, Lake Pepin, Lake Poygan, Lake Puckaway, Lake Superior, Lake Winnebago, Lake Wisconsin, Lake Wissota, Long Lake, Namekagon Lake, North Twin Lake, Pelican Lake, Petenwell Lake, Rainbow Flowage, Shawano Lake, Shell Lake, Tomahawk Lake, Trout Lake, Turtle Flambeau Flowage and Willow Reservoir.

Fishing for bass In Wisconsin

Largemouth Bass

Largemouth bass

World record: 22 lbs 4 oz

WI State Record: 11 lbs 3 oz

Smallmouth Bass

Smallmouth bass

World record: 11 lbs 15 oz

WI State Record: 9 lbs 1 oz

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Bass fishing in Wisconsin

Bass are one of the most sought after of all the game fish. Its appeal spans cultures, age groups and genders to tap on the heart strings of anglers everywhere. Join us in our endeavor to offer information about bass fishing on your favorite bass lake in Wisconsin.

Understanding the primary seasonal movements of smallmouth bass and largemouth bass is key to locating them on local lakes in the Badger State.

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Catch big bass!

Ripley Lake was home to the Wisconsin state record largemouth bass and the Wisconsin state record smallmouth bass came from Indian Lake.

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Bass fishing information, by state.


Learn the lifecycle of a bass

The more you know about the seasonal migration of bass, the more likely you are to be looking in the right area next time you visit Wisconsin bass fishing lakes. Bass become active in spring and begin the spawning process in shallow water. As summer arrives they move to deeper, cooler water. In fall they migrate into the shallows again and feed heavily preparing for their move to deeper water to wait out winter. Visit the bass fishing page for more in-depth information about bass activities.

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Best bass fishing lakes in Wisconsin!