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Best Wisconsin Fishing Lakes

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Top places to fish for bass, catfish, walleye and more in WI.

Castle Rock Lake, Lake DuBay, Lake Mendota, Lake Onalaska, Lake Winnebago, Lake Wisconsin, Petenwell Lake and Turtle Flambeau Flowage are the most popular places for fishing in Wisconsin, offering anglers the chance to pursue a variety of fish species.

  • Big Green Lake, WI
  • Castle Rock Lake, WI
  • Geneva Lake, WI
  • Lake Chippewa, WI
  • Lake DuBay, WI
  • Lake Mendota, WI
  • Lake Monona, WI
  • Lake Onalaska, WI
  • Lake Winnebago, WI
  • Lake Wisconsin, WI
  • Lake Wissota, WI
  • Petenwell Lake, WI
  • Shawano Lake, WI
  • Trout Lake, WI
  • Turtle Flambeau Flowage, WI
Best Bass Lakes

Big Green Lake, Castle Rock Lake, Lake Chippewa, Lake du Bay, Lake Kegonsa, Lake Koshkonong, Lake Michigan, Lake Monona, Lake Mendota, Lake Onalaska, Lake Winnebago, Petenwell Lake are considered the best options for largemouth, smallmouth and spotted bass. More...

Popular Catfish Lakes

Big Green Lake, Castle Rock Lake, Lake du Bay, Lake Monona, Lake Mendota, Lake Onalaska, Lake Winnebago, Lake Wisconsin and Turtle Flambeau Flowage are favorite options for channel, blue, white and flathead catfish. More...

Top Crappie Lakes

Castle Rock Lake, Geneva Lake, Lake du Bay, Lake Onalaska, Lake Winnebago, Lake Wisconsin, Shawano Lake and Turtle Flambeau Flowage are the most popular lakes for black and white crappie. More...

Favorite Sunfish-Panfish Lakes

Castle Rock Lake, Lake du Bay, Lake Mendota, Lake Onalaska, Lake Winnebago and Lake Wisconsin are popular lakes to fish for bluegill, bream, perch and other sunfish. More...

Best Walleye Lakes

Big Green Lake, Geneva Lake, Lake Chippewa, Lake du Bay, Lake Mendota, Lake Superior, Lake Winnebago, Lake Wisconsin, Petenwell Lake, Shawano Lake, Trout Lake and Turtle Flambeau Flowage are considered the top lakes for walleye fishing. More...

Popular Trout Lakes

Green Lake, Lake Geneva, Lake Michigan and Lake Superior are the favorite options for rainbow, brook, brown and lake trout. More...

Visit the Wisconsin fishing page for links to information covering a wide variety of fish species and local fishing choices in the state. Visit the Wisconsin map to identify your best route to these top fishing locations. Look to our sister site for additional information about boating in WI at many of the most popular lakes in the state.

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Favorite fishing lakes in Wisconsin.

Most popular fishing lakes in WI.