Wisconsin Other Fishing
All about fishing for bowfin, longnose gar, musky, northern pike, sturgeon and tiger muskie in WI.
Larger lakes across the state, with some of these miscellaneous fish populations, 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, Willow Reservoir and others.
Other Available Species
World record: 21 lbs 8 oz
State Record: 13 lbs 1 oz
World record: 50 lbs 5 oz
State Record: 21 lbs 4 oz
World record: 69 lbs 9 oz
State Record: 69 lbs 11 oz
World record: 55 lbs 1 oz
State Record: 38 lbs 0 oz
Estimated world record: 1,100 lbs
State Record: 170 lbs 10 oz
World record: 51 lbs 2 oz
State Record: 51 lbs 3 oz
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Check out the Northern Pike Fishing page to get tips, tactics and methods for catching more pike. Also visit the top producing northern pike lures page to assist in selecting the best baits. The Muskie Fishing page offers methods, tips and tactics. Also view the page revealing the top producing lures for catching musky and tiger musky.
Wisconsin Miscellaneous Fish Records
The state record bowfin was caught in Willow Flowage.
The state record longnose gar was caught from the Wisconsin River.
The state record muskie was caught in Chippewa Flowage.
The state record northern pike was taken out of Lake Puckaway.
The state record lake sturgeon was caught from Yellow Lake.
The state record tiger muskie was taken out of Lac Vieux Desert.
For information about local sauger and saugeye fishing, visit the WI walleye page.
Information on fishing for unique species, by state.