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Guide to fishing for largemouth bass, smallmouth bass, channel catfish, black crappie, white crappie, walleye, bluegill, white bass, yellow perch, brown trout, lake trout, muskie and northern pike at Green Lake in Wisconsin.

Big Green Lake, WI

Home to the WI state record lake trout, Green Lake is a 7,300-acre fishing paradise. Healthy populations of bass, trout, perch, walleye, white bass, trout, northern pike, muskies, catfish, crappie and sunfish all thrive in this fertile reservoir.

The purpose of this page is to deliver an overview of this lake, the fishing options, and area amenities. Our goal is to provide info to first time visitors, as well as beginner and novice anglers. We gathered details from personal experience, numerous trusted websites that each offer select bits of information, and videos of fishing activity on the lake. These websites include the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources, marinas at the lake, campgrounds, boat rental agencies and others. By consolidating this information to one page it allows visitors to see the entire picture, all in one place.

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Green Lake, located in Green Lake County in central Wisconsin, is a popular destination for fishing enthusiasts. The lake offers a diverse range of fish species, making it a favorite among anglers of all levels of experience.

Brown trout and lake trout are two prized species found in Green Lake. These trout species thrive in the cold, deep waters of the lake. Anglers can target them using various methods such as trolling with spoons, spinners, or live bait.

Largemouth bass and smallmouth bass are abundant in Green Lake and provide exciting fishing opportunities. Anglers can explore the lake's shorelines, weed beds, and submerged structures to find these bass species. Techniques such as casting with crankbaits, soft plastics, or topwater lures can yield successful catches.

Walleye is another highly sought-after fish in Green Lake. These elusive fish can be found near drop-offs, points, and deeper areas of the lake. Trolling with crankbaits, jigging with minnows or leeches, or using live bait rigs are popular techniques for targeting walleye.

Channel catfish, black crappie, white crappie, northern pike, yellow perch, bluegill, and white bass are also prevalent in Green Lake. Anglers can enjoy targeting these species using various fishing methods and baits depending on their preferences.

Green Lake in central Wisconsin is a renowned fishing destination offering a wide variety of fish species, including brown trout, lake trout, largemouth bass, smallmouth bass, walleye, channel catfish, black crappie, white crappie, northern pike, yellow perch, bluegill, and white bass. With its natural beauty and recreational amenities for boating and camping, Green Lake is a fantastic place for anglers and outdoor enthusiasts to indulge in their favorite activities.

The lake sets in the south-central part of the state, at the city of Green Lake, WI. There are 29 miles of shoreline with eight boat launch landings and access to the shore for fishing from the bank at numerous places around the lake. In winter, during safe ice, local anglers go ice fishing catching most of the fish species in the lake. A marina serves the boating public and boats are for rent at the lake, including ski boats, pontoon boats, fishing boats, kayaks, canoes and a variety of pleasure boats.

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Primary fish species residing in Big Green Lake

Click images for fishing tips and details about each species.

Largemouth bass Smallmouth bass Channel catfish Black crappie White crappie Walleye Bluegill White Bass Yellow Perch Brown trout Lake trout Muskie Northern pike

Green Lake 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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Green Lake not only offers exceptional fishing opportunities but also provides a picturesque setting for boating and water recreation. Boaters can explore the expansive lake, soak in the scenic views, and access prime fishing spots. Camping facilities around the lake allow visitors to extend their stay and enjoy the serene atmosphere.

Fishing Boat Rentals

Bayview Motel and Marina
Rentals: Pontoon boats
920 294-6504

Green Lake Marina Boat Rentals
Rentals: Pontoon boats
920 329-2628

Pierless Boat Rentals
Rentals: Pontoon boats
920 295-2628

Sterling Marina & Rentals
Rentals: Pontoon boats
920 294-3000

Public Boat Launch Ramps & Landings

Canal Street Boat Launch Ramp
Located mid lake, on the north side of the lake, off Canal Street, this is a one-lane, concrete ramp with paved parking.

Deacon Mills Park Boat Launch Ramp
Located mid lake, on the north side of the lake, off Park Drive, this is a two-lane, concrete ramp with a dock and paved parking.

Dodge Memorial Park County Boat Launch Ramp
Located in the southwest section of the lake, off County Road K, this is a two-lane, concrete ramp with a dock and paved parking.

Horner Landing Boat Launch Ramp
Located in the southeast section of the lake, off Horner Road, this is a two-lane, concrete ramp with limited, paved parking.

Green Lake Inlet Boat Launch Ramp
Located mid lake, east side, off County Road A, this is a two-lane, concrete ramp with a dock and paved parking.

Klaver Street Boat Launch Ramp
Located in the northeast section of the lake, off Klaver Street, this is a one-lane, concrete ramp with limited parking.

Marinas

Bayview Motel and Marina
439 Lake St
Green Lake, WI 54941
920 294-6504

Sterling Marina & Rentals
489 Lake St,
Green Lake, WI 54941
920 294-3000

Click here for a Wisconsin Fishing License.

Campgrounds & RV Parks Nearby

Green Lake Campground - 920 294-3543

Hattie Sherwood Campground - 920 229-1828

Green Lake WI Map - Fishing & Camping Areas

Contact Information

Big Green Lake
Hattie Sherwood Campground
451 S Lawson Dr
Green Lake, WI 54941
920 229-1828

 

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Come fish for trout, perch, bass, walleye, white bass, trout, northern pike, muskies, catfish, crappie and sunfish at Big Green Lake, in south-central Wisconsin.

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