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Fishing Wisconsin

EZFishing brings you Wisconsin's most comprehensive list of fishing locations, providing interactive maps that show each location's GPS coordinates, nearby facilities (like restaurants, gas stations, marinas and fishing shops), their current and forecasted weather and, if available, their water conditions.

Registered users can rate fishing locations, post their personal/public notes and also tag them with information about fish species generally caught there as well as the most common and effective fishing techniques.

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Wisconsin Fishing Resources

Fishing regulations and licensing, guides/outfitter services and local fishing clubs in Wisconsin.

Wisconsin Fishing Regulations

Are you familiar with the fishing regulation in Wisconsin?
It is never a bad idea to check it again before your next outing.


Wisconsin Fishing License

Purchasing a fishing license you are helping to preserve the environment and also ensure that future generations can enjoy fishing as you are. Among other things, your fishing license fees support fisheries and hatcheries management, education programs about fishing and conservation, protection of endangered species.

Here it is where you can get your fishing license.


Links to Wisconsin Government Agencies

Here are a few websites of Wisconsin's agencies involved in regulation and conservation.

Wisconsin Fishing News

Check out what is the latest fishing buzz in Wisconsin.

  • DNR determines several factors led to Janesville fish kill
  • JANESVILLE, Wis. - The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources has determined several compounding factors caused a fish kill at Traxler Park in Janesville. Ethan Lee, Janesville parks and forestry coordinator, said someone reported the fish kill to the .
  • Channel 3000
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  • 5/27/2017 3:57:00 PM
  • NRHS students planted trout ahead of fishing opener
  • As part of that project, Shores works with local hatcheries and area students to plant trout in local streams and rivers ahead of the fishing opener in Wisconsin. "I've been doing this for quite a few years. I had done a reach out program in the past that
  • New Richmond News
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  • 5/27/2017 10:05:00 AM
  • Fish kill hits Traxler Park Lagoon in Janesville
  • JANESVILLE, Wis. - The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources is investigating a fish kill at a popular fishing spot in Janesville. Ethan Lee, a city parks and forestry coordinator, said the DNR is investigating several fish kills around the state.
  • Channel 3000
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  • 5/26/2017 12:01:00 AM
  • Chetek picked to host fishing opener in 2018
  • Gov. Scott Walker will be invited to the Chetek Chain of Lakes on May 4–6, 2018, for the 53rd annual Wisconsin Indian Head Country’s Governors Fishing Opener. Wisconsin Indian Head Country has been holding the Governors Fishing Opener since 1965 moving ...
  • chetekalert.com
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  • 5/24/2017 1:00:00 PM
  • OUTDOORS REPORT: Windy times makes for mixed fishing
  • I haven't heard much on trout, either." Up north, the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources reports fishermen have been having success fishing the Flambeau River for walleye and bass and that northern pike, walleye and smallmouth bass were being caught
  • La Crosse Tribune
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  • 5/24/2017 3:34:00 AM
  • Fishing Sideways With New Baits
  • He took this walleye on a board from Green Bay near Oconto Wisconsin. Notice the planer boards in the background in the water. To see all the newest episodes of the Fishing the Midwest television series, new fishing related tips, and fishing articles ...
  • odumagazine.com
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  • 5/23/2017 8:26:00 PM
  • Big Action on Bass-Muskie Combo Trips
  • For flies, Britt Stoudenmire recommends these. “I had the pleasure of fishing with river guide Brad Bohen several years ago in the beautiful North Woods of Wisconsin and he introduced to me to several of his flies that have proven to be winners here in V .
  • gameandfishmag.com
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  • 5/23/2017 5:12:00 PM
  • Pro fishing tour: Bryan Schmitt holds off field to win first FLW Tour event
  • Despite not landing the size of fish he wanted, Stefan was thrilled to be able to fish in Wisconsin again. “After seven years on tour, I am really just happy that we had a tournament in Wisconsin,” said Stefan, who bagged 11-7 Sunday to finish with a ...
  • La Crosse Tribune
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  • 5/22/2017 12:37:00 PM
  • Pro fishing tour: Schmitt holds off field to win first FLW Tour event
  • Despite not landing the size of fish he wanted, Stefan was just thrilled to be able to fish in Wisconsin again. “After seven years on tour, I am really just happy that we had a tournament in Wisconsin,” said Stefan, who bagged 11-7 Sunday to finish ...
  • Winona Daily News
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  • 5/22/2017 1:39:00 AM
  • Pro fishing tour: Schmitt holds off field to win first FLW Tour event
  • Despite not landing the size of fish he wanted, Stefan was just thrilled to be able to fish in Wisconsin again. “After seven years on tour, I am really just happy that we had a tournament in Wisconsin,” said Stefan, who bagged 11-7 Sunday to finish ...
  • La Crosse Tribune
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  • 5/22/2017 1:33:00 AM
  • Action Outdoors: Trout - another great fishing option
  • And Minnesota, with 116, is second only to Alaska in the number of lake trout lakes. Wisconsin too, has some great trout streams that provide excellent fishing. The steelhead (rainbow) trout run is very popular all around Lake Superior during late March ..
  • Walkermn
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  • 5/20/2017 2:02:00 PM
  • Outdoors: Trout: Another great spring fishing option
  • And Minnesota, with 116, is second only to Alaska in the number of Lake trout lakes. Wisconsin too, has some great trout streams that provide excellent fishing. The steelhead (rainbow) trout run is very popular all around Lake Superior during late March ..
  • ABC Newspapers
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  • 5/20/2017 12:15:00 PM
  • Stolen Wisconsin fish photo rekindles a Rice Lake debate
  • Wisconsin, be on the lookout for this picture. It’s a picture of Louie Spray, of Rice Lake, Wis., who once owned the Wisconsin musky record — three times. He died in 1984, his gravestone noting his fishing prowess. Someone stole his picture from the ...
  • blogs.mprnews.org
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  • 5/19/2017 10:09:00 PM
  • Wisconsin's Stefan leads Day One of FLW Tour on Mississippi River
  • "I feel like the way I'm fishing is a lot different than what a lot of guys would probably expect," said Stefan, a seven-year Tour veteran who is one of three Wisconsin residents competing in the event. "I live on the Wisconsin River, which is literally a
  • Outdoors FIRST
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  • 5/19/2017 3:43:00 PM
  • Wisconsin’s Stefan leads Day One of FLW Tour on Mississippi River
  • "I feel like the way I'm fishing is a lot different than what a lot of guys would probably expect," said Stefan, a seven-year Tour veteran who is one of three Wisconsin residents competing in the event. "I live on the Wisconsin River, which is literally a
  • OutdoorsFIRST
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  • 5/19/2017 2:57:00 PM
  • Ron Johnson: Mueller Shouldn't Embark on 'Fishing Expedition'
  • "What I don't want to see is an expanding fishing expedition," the Wisconsin Republican told Fox News' "America's Newsroom" anchor Bill Hemmer. "I don't want to see what happened with Valerie Plame, where we knew up front who did reveal that, and we had ..
  • newsmax.com
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  • 5/18/2017 7:07:00 PM
  • Fishing Season Opens in Upper Peninsula
  • Marie and the city of the same name in Ontario. Wildlife officials say anglers should consult the DNR's annual Fishing Guide for regulations governing the Michigan-Wisconsin boundary waters, Big Island Lakes Complex, Sylvania Wilderness Area and the Seney
  • WDIO-TV
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  • 5/15/2017 4:27:00 PM
  • Fishing season opens in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula
  • Marie and the city of the same name in Ontario. Wildlife officials say anglers should consult the DNR’s annual Fishing Guide for regulations governing the Michigan-Wisconsin boundary waters, Big Island Lakes Complex, Sylvania Wilderness Area and the ...
  • WOOD
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  • 5/15/2017 1:32:00 PM
  • WI woman catches monster fish, and then goes into labor on boat
  • For Aron and Lacey Kastern, fishing is a big part of the life. They live in Northern Wisconsin and for Lacey, who was 10-days overdue with their second child, fishing on Mother's Day weekend is the way she wanted it. "It was quite a fight," Kastern chuckle
  • 12news.com
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  • 5/14/2017 5:46:00 PM
  • The ‘fishing’ side of fishing
  • “My mom likes fishing a lot because she likes to catch northerns,” Raven said. “We went fishing one time in Wisconsin and it was my first time on a big river like that. We were fishing for muskies, but I caught a sunny, which was not what I really ...
  • Hibbing Daily Tribune
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  • 5/14/2017 11:05:00 AM
  • Gary Engberg: Spring prime time to fish from shore
  • The areas that I’m fishing regularly and guiding on are the Madison chain of lakes (Lakes Mendota, Monona, Waubesa, Kegonsa, and Wingra) and the Wisconsin River from the Wisconsin Dells to Spring Green. There are numerous locations around the Madison ...
  • Madison
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  • 5/14/2017 10:11:00 AM

Wisconsin Guides/Outfitters

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Wisconsin Fishing Clubs

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