Guide To Fishing At Lake Wissota
AKA: Wissota Reservoir
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.
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.
Lake Wissota Amenities
Boat Rental: YES
Boat Launch Ramp: YES
RV Hookups: YES
Convenience Store: YES
Bait & Tackle: NEARBY
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Fishing Boat Rentals
Lake Wissota Lodge
Rentals: Pontoon boats
Rentals: Fishing boats and pontoon boats
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
Lake Wissota WI Map - Fishing & Camping Areas
Lake Wissota State Park
18127 Co Hwy O
Chippewa Falls, WI 54729
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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.