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

Lake Winneconne, WI

Public boat ramps welcome the boating and fishing public to Lake Winneconne, a 4550 acre lake in the southeast part of the state, at Winneconne. The dozen miles of shoreline blend into the shores of Lake Poygan creating a giant fishery where anglers primary focus tends to be on walleye and white bass.

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Lake Winneconne is a beautiful lake located in east-central Wisconsin and is part of the renowned Winnebago System. It is situated within Winnebago County and offers a prime fishing experience for anglers of all levels. The lake is known for its diverse fishery and provides ample opportunities to target a variety of popular fish species.

Walleye fishing is a big draw for anglers on Lake Winneconne. The lake's fertile waters and varied structure make it an ideal habitat for walleye. Anglers often employ techniques such as trolling, jigging, or casting with live bait or artificial lures to entice these prized gamefish.

Lake Winneconne is also known for its crappie population, including both white crappie and black crappie. Anglers targeting crappie often focus on submerged structures, brush piles, and weed beds where these fish congregate. Jigging with small jigs or using live minnows as bait are popular methods to catch these panfish.

Bass fishing enthusiasts will find both smallmouth bass and largemouth bass in Lake Winneconne. The lake's abundant vegetation, submerged structures, and drop-offs provide excellent habitats for bass. Anglers can use a variety of lures and techniques, such as topwater baits, crankbaits, or soft plastics, to entice these aggressive and hard-fighting fish.

Bluegill, a popular panfish species, is also abundant in Lake Winneconne. These panfish can be found near weed beds, submerged vegetation, and docks. Anglers often use small jigs, live bait, or fly fishing methods to target bluegill, providing a fun and rewarding fishing experience.

Lake Winneconne is home to several catfish species, including flathead catfish and channel catfish. These large and powerful fish can be targeted using live bait such as cut bait or large nightcrawlers. Fishing near deep holes, channel edges, or submerged structures can increase the chances of landing these impressive catfish.

Northern pike and yellow perch are additional popular species found in Lake Winneconne. Anglers targeting northern pike often use large spoons, jerkbaits, or live bait to entice these aggressive predators. Yellow perch can be caught using small jigs tipped with live bait or small minnows.

Lake Winneconne offers a fantastic fishing experience with its abundance of walleye, white crappie, black crappie, smallmouth bass, largemouth bass, bluegill, flathead catfish, channel catfish, northern pike, and yellow perch. The lake's diverse fishery, convenient boating access, and camping facilities make it a popular destination for anglers and outdoor enthusiasts in Wisconsin.

Lake Winneconne Park on the southeast corner of the lake is an ideal spot to launch pontoons, power boats, fishing boats, kayaks and canoes.

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Primary fish species residing in Lake Winneconne

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

Lake Winneconne Amenities

Marina: YES
Boat Rental: NO
Boat Launch Ramp: YES
Campgrounds: NEARBY
RV Hookups: NEARBY
Lodging: NEARBY
Convenience Store: NEARBY
Bait & Tackle: YES
Restaurant: YES

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Boating is a popular activity on Lake Winneconne, with several boat launches available for easy access. Anglers can explore the lake's various fishing spots and find their preferred fishing grounds.

Public Boat Launch Ramps & Landings

Lake Winneconne Park Boat Launch Ramp
Located in the southeast section of the lake, off N 3rd Avenue, this is a two-lane, concrete ramp with a dock and paved parking.

Lake Winneconne Public Boat Launch Ramp
Located in the southeast section of the lake, off Prospect Street, this is a two-lane, concrete ramp with docks and paved parking.


Hidden Harbor Marina
7312 County Rd B
Winneconne, WI 54986
920 229-3250

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Camping facilities are also available nearby, allowing visitors to extend their stay and make the most of their fishing trip.

Campgrounds & RV Parks Nearby

Hickory Oaks Campground - 920 235-8076

Triangle Farm Campground - 920 407-1211

Gala Resort & Campground - 920 446-3222

Lake Winneconne WI Map - Fishing & Camping Areas

Contact Information

Lake Winneconne
Lake Winneconne Park
498 Parkway Dr
Winneconne, WI 54986
920 582-4381


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Lake Winneconne in WI

Fishing for walleye and white bass in southeast WI.

Lake Winneconne, in Wisconsin.