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Wisconsin Bass Fishing

All about fishing for largemouth and smallmouth bass in Wisconsin lakes.

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Bass Fishing Lakes In Wisconsin

Wisconsin is home to some very good bass fishing, especially smallmouth. You can find both types of bass in most of the warmer waters in the state and smallies in some of the colder waters. Ponds, rivers, parks and lakes are likely to produce bass. Major Wisconsin lakes with healthy populations of bass include Beaver Dam Lake, Big Eau Pleine Reservoir, Big Green Lake, Castle Rock Lake, Chetac Lake, Fence Lake, Geneva Lake, Gile Flowage Lake, Grindstone Lake, Holcombe Flowage,Lac Courte Oreilles, Lac Vieux Desert, Lake Butte des Morts, Lake Chippewa, Lake du Bay, Lake Kegonsa, Lake Koshkonong, Lake Michigan, Lake Monona, Lake Mendota, Lake Onalaska, Lake Pepin, Lake Poygan, Lake Puckaway, Lake Superior, Lake Winnebago, Lake Wisconsin, Lake Wissota, Long Lake, Namekagon Lake, Pelican Lake, Petenwell Lake, Pewaukee Lake, Rainbow Flowage, Shawano Lake, Shell Lake, Tomahawk Lake, Trout Lake, Turtle Flambeau Flowage and Willow Reservoir.

Fishing for bass In Wisconsin

Largemouth Bass

Largemouth bass

World record: 22 lbs 4 oz

WI State Record: 11 lbs 3 oz

Smallmouth Bass

Smallmouth bass

World record: 11 lbs 15 oz

WI State Record: 9 lbs 1 oz

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Bass fishing lures

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Bass fishing in Wisconsin

Bass are one of the most sought after of all the game fish. Its appeal spans cultures, age groups and genders to tap on the heart strings of anglers everywhere. Join us in our endeavor to offer information about bass fishing on your favorite bass lake in Wisconsin.

Understanding the primary seasonal movements of smallmouth bass and largemouth bass is key to locating them on local lakes in the Badger State.

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Catch big bass!

Ripley Lake was home to the Wisconsin state record largemouth bass and the Wisconsin state record smallmouth bass came from Indian Lake.

Bass fishing information, by state.

 
The lifecycle of bass

The more you know about the seasonal migration of bass, the more likely you are to be looking in the right area next time you visit Wisconsin bass fishing lakes. Visit the bass fishing page for more in-depth information about bass activities.

Bass boats and boat rentals

Best bass fishing lakes in Wisconsin!