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Lake Wissota, WI

The relatively clear water of Lake Wissota is home to a nice variety of fish species. Perch, walleye, sauger, sunfish, bass, muskie, pike, catfish, crappie, sunfish and sturgeon all populate this 6,300-acre reservoir in the west-central part of the state, at Chippewa Falls, WI.

During warm months anglers can fish the 51 miles of shoreline from a boat or by fishing from the bank. In winter, when there is safe ice, many of these species can be taken through the ice. Walleye, saugeye, perch, sunfish and northern pike are the targets of local ice fishing enthusiasts. Visitors have access to the lake via half a dozen boat launch ramps, parks, a beach and various spots around the lake where the road is close to the water. Many of these access points are suited for portage of canoes and kayaks. Pontoon boats and fishing boats are available for rent at the lake. Camping, lodging, stores and restaurants are all at or nearby Lake Wissota to enhance your weekend fishing trip, or extended vacation.

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What to fish for...

Fishing for largemouth bass, smallmouth bass, channel catfish, flathead catfish, black crappie, walleye, bluegill, pumpkinseed sunfish, white bass, yellow bass, yellow perch, musky, northern pike, sauger and sturgeon at Lake Wissota in Wisconsin.

Primary fish species residing in Lake Wissota

Click images for fishing tips and details about each species.

Largemouth bass Smallmouth bass Channel catfish Flathead catfish Black crappie Walleye Bluegill Pumpkinseed Sunfish White Bass Yellow Bass Yellow Perch Muskie Northern pike Sauger Sturgeon

Lake Wissota Amenities

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

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Fishing Boat Rentals

Lake Wissota Lodge
Rentals: Pontoon boats
715 723-1000

Hideaway Resort
Rentals: Fishing boats and pontoon boats
715 720-7367

Public Boat Launch Ramps & Landings

Chippewa Rod and Gun Club Boat Launch Ramp
Located mid lake, west side, off 74th Avenue, this is a two-lane, concrete ramp with docks and paved parking.

Lake Wissota Boat Launch Ramp
Located mid lake, on the south side of the lake, off 175th Street, this is a two-lane, concrete ramp with docks and paved parking.

Lake Wissota Public Boat Launch Ramp
Located mid lake, east side, off Riverdale Landing, this is a one-lane, concrete ramp with limited parking.

Lake Wissota State Park Boat Launch Ramp
Located mid lake, east side, in the Lake Wissota State Park, this is a two-lane, concrete ramp with a dock and paved parking.

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Campgrounds & RV Parks Nearby

Pine Harbor Campground - 715 723-9865

O'Neil Creek Campground - 715 723-6581

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Contact Information

Lake Wissota
Lake Wissota State Park
18127 Co Hwy O
Chippewa Falls, WI 54729
715 382-4574


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Lake Wissota in Wisconsin.

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Lake Wissota offers fishing for perch, walleye, sauger, sunfish, bass, muskie, pike, catfish, crappie, sunfish and sturgeon in west-central Wisconsin.

Fishing on Lake Wissota.