The 5 primary trouts are the rainbow, brook, brown, cutthroat and
lake trout. Brown trout are considered the most difficult to catch
and brookies are the easiest. Pure cold water is key to survival
of the trouts and the brook trout is the most sensitive to temperature.
The others are comfortable in slightly warmer waters.
Trout Fishing Lakes In Wisconsin
Most trout fishing in Wisconsin is conducted on the banks of rivers
and streams. Some ponds, parks and small lakes have natural or
stocked populations of trout. A few of the major lakes in the state
have significant trout populations, they are Green Lake, Lake Geneva,
Lake Michigan and Lake Superior. Visit the Wisconsin Department
of Natural Resources website for schedules and details regarding
trout stocking in Wisconsin.
Lake Michigan was home to the Wisconsin state record brook
trout, brown trout and rainbow trout. The WI state record lake
trout came from Lake Superior.
Organizations & Resources
The states list to the left can direct you to information about
trout fishing in other states.
All About Fishing for Trout in Wisconsin.