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Guide to fishing for largemouth bass, smallmouth bass, channel catfish, black crappie, white crappie, walleye, bluegill, pumpkinseed sunfish, rock bass, yellow perch, musky and northern pike at Lake Butte des Morts in Wisconsin.

Lake Butte des Morts, WI

Nestled between Lake Winnebago and Lake Winneconne, Lake Butte des Morts gets its share of attention from anglers. With nearly 40 miles of shoreline, this 8,800-acre lake in the southeast part of the state offers quality fishing for walleye and white bass.

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Lake Butte des Morts, located in Winnebago County, Wisconsin, is a renowned fishing destination known for its diverse fishery and scenic beauty. Anglers from all over flock to this lake to pursue a variety of popular fish species.

Largemouth bass and smallmouth bass are abundant in Lake Butte des Morts, making it a favorite spot for bass fishing enthusiasts. Anglers can target largemouth bass near the weed edges and submerged structures, while smallmouth bass can be found near rocky areas, points, and drop-offs. Techniques such as casting plastic worms, jigs, or crankbaits are commonly used to entice these bass.

Walleye fishing is another popular pursuit at Lake Butte des Morts. This lake provides excellent habitat for walleye, and anglers can often find them near points, humps, and transitions between deep and shallow water. Trolling with crankbaits or using live bait rigs are effective techniques for targeting walleye in this lake.

Channel catfish are plentiful in Lake Butte des Morts and offer exciting angling opportunities. Anglers can target them using a variety of methods, such as bottom fishing with cut bait, stink bait, or live bait near submerged structures or along the deeper channels.

Black crappie and white crappie provide excellent panfish angling in Lake Butte des Morts. Anglers can find them near submerged structures, weed beds, and brush piles. Crappie jigs, live minnows, or small plastic baits are commonly used to entice these panfish.

Muskie are present in Lake Butte des Morts and attract dedicated anglers. Anglers often use large bucktail spinners, jerkbaits, or topwater lures to target muskie in this lake.

Yellow perch, bluegill, and northern pike are other popular fish species found in Lake Butte des Morts. These species offer additional angling opportunities, especially for those seeking a diverse fishing experience.

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Primary fish species residing in Lake Butte des Morts

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Largemouth bass Smallmouth bass Channel catfish Black crappie White Crappie Walleye Bluegill Pumpkinseed Sunfish Rock Bass Yellow Perch Muskie Northern Pike

Lake Butte des Morts Amenities

Marina: YES
Boat Rental: YES
Boat Launch Ramp: YES
Campgrounds: YES
RV Hookups: YES
Lodging: YES
Convenience Store: YES
Bait & Tackle: YES
Restaurant: YES

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Boating and camping facilities are available at Lake Butte des Morts, allowing anglers to enjoy the lake to its fullest. Whether you prefer fishing from a boat or casting from the shore, Lake Butte des Morts offers a variety of fish species and a picturesque setting for anglers to enjoy their fishing adventures.

Rental boats, marina, boat launch ramps, a kayak launch area and everything you need for fishing and boating is available at the lake. There are places around the lake for fishing from the bank.

Fishing Boat Rentals

Midwest Rental Company
Rentals: Kayaks and pontoon boats
662 736-8754

Public Boat Launch Ramps & Landings

Butte des Morts Boat Launch Ramp
Located in the northwest section of the lake, north side, off Main Street, this is a one-lane, concrete ramp with docks and limited parking.

Lake Butte des Morts Boat & Kayak Launch Ramp
Located in the southwest section of the lake, off Leonard Point Drive, this is a four-lane, concrete ramp with paved parking.

Rivermoor Drive Boat Launch Ramp
Located mid lake, west side, off Rivermoor Drive, this is a two-lane, concrete ramp with a dock and paved parking.


Lakeside Marina
902 Taft Ave
Oshkosh, WI 54902
920 231-4321

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Campgrounds & RV Parks Nearby

Omro RV Park - 920 252-2743

Hickory Oaks Campground - 920 235-8076

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Contact Information

Lake Butte des Morts
Spellman's Marina
1713 W New York Ave
Oshkosh, WI 54901
920 231-1850


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Lake Butte des Morts in WI

Fishing for walleye and white bass in southeast WI.

Lake Butte des Morts, in Wisconsin.