Wisconsin Bass Fishing
Top Bass Fishing Lakes In WI
Fish for largemouth and smallmouth bass.
Wisconsin is home to some very good bass fishing, especially smallmouth. You can find both types of bass in most of the warmer waters and smallies in some of the colder waters. 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 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. Ponds, rivers, parks and smaller lakes are also likely to produce bass.
World record: 22 lbs 4 oz
State Record: 11 lbs 3 oz
World record: 11 lbs 15 oz
State Record: 9 lbs 1 oz
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Wisconsin Bass Records
The state record largemouth bass was caught in Ripley Lake.
The state record smallmouth bass came from Indian Lake.
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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.