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Wisconsin Fishing Report

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Fishing report - What they are hitting

If you’re planning a fishing trip to Wisconsin, you have some excellent choices for lakes and streams throughout the state including Beaver Dam Lake, Big Eau Pleine Reservoir, Castle Rock Lake, Fence Lake, Gile Flowage, Green Lake, Grindstone Lake, Holcombe Flowage, Lac Vieux Desert, Lake Butte des Morts, Lake Chippewa, Lake Chetac, Lake du Bay, Lake Geneva, Lake Kegonsa, Lake Koshkonong, Lake Michigan, Lake Monona, Lake Mendota, Lake Pepin, Lake Poygan, Lake Puckaway, Lake Superior, Lake Winnebago, Lake Wisconsin, Lake Wissota, Long Lake, Namekagon Lake, North Twin Lake, Pelican Lake, Petenwell Lake, Rainbow Flowage, Shawano Lake, Shell Lake, Tomahawk Lake, Trout Lake, Turtle Flambeau Flowage, Willow Reservoir and others. Many of the lakes in Wisconsin have camping facilities as well as other accommodations nearby.


WI Dept of Natural Resources - Fishing Reports

The above reports are offered by third-party websites.

Wisconsin is well known for excellent Bass, Crappie and Walleye fishing. Additionally, in waters around the state you’ll find populations of Trout, Salmon, Catfish, Stripers, Musky, Tiger Musky, Northern Pike, Sauger, Sturgeon and sunfish including Green Sunfish, Pumpkinseed Sunfish, Rock Bass, Warmouth, White Bass, White Perch, Yellow Perch which are plentiful in some waters.

Reading Fishing Reports

When reading fishing reports the most useful information is likely to be the sum total of all reports over the last couple weeks, rather than the specifics of the most current fishing report. So finding that the fish have been caught shallow over the last few weeks is more important to know than the exact lure mentioned in the latest report.

Wisconsin fishing reports for lakes, rivers and streams.

Often archived Wisconsin fishing reports, from prior years, can help you identify seasonal patterns for a specific lake. Review the prior reports to find consistent information for summer months of June, July and August...the fall months of September and October...the winter months of November, December, January and February. Pay special attention to the spring (March, April and May) fishing reports from prior years as they should provide information to help you predict the approximate time for the spawn.

If you are considering a visit to Wisconsin for a fishing trip and are unfamiliar with the area, some of the major cities in Wisconsin include Eau Claire, Superior, Green Bay, Wausau, Onalaska, Platteville, Madison, Milwaukee, Oshkosh, Racine and others scattered across WI, some with fishing opportunities nearby. To enhance your fishing experience, you may want to hire a local guide. Click here for a list of Wisconsin fishing guides.

Fishing reports, by state.


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Fishing report for local waters in Wisconsin.