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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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Find any of the 8787 locations currently available in EZFishing database, to check fishing reports, maps, directions, weather and water conditions.

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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.

  • Getting kids hooked on fishing
  • This year, the organization teamed up with Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northeast Wisconsin. Fish for Kids is a nonprofit organization which has been teaching kids the basics of fishing for the past 15 years. "Getting that kid the first fish they have ever
  • WBAY
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  • 5/14/2018 4:07:00 AM
  • Paper fishing licenses still mandatory in some local waters
  • With fishing season in full swing, one reminder could help anglers avoid fines and penalties. The Wisconsin DNR is reminding anglers that even with the prevalence of digital licenses to still always carry the physical copy while out on the water and that .
  • Door County Daily News
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  • 5/13/2018 7:00:00 PM
  • Golden Gate Park fly-fishing club celebrates 85th anniversary
  • “You can wade in, practice your distance, or set up targets to improve your accuracy.” Growing up in Wisconsin, George had always loved fishing and the outdoors, but he didn’t learn to fly-fish until he moved to California. He started at a casting ...
  • SF Gate
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  • 5/13/2018 2:03:00 AM
  • Fly-fishing club in Golden Gate Park celebrates 85th anniversary
  • “You can wade in, practice your distance, or set up targets to improve your accuracy.” Growing up in Wisconsin, George had always loved fishing and the outdoors, but he didn’t learn to fly fish until he moved to California. He first started at a ...
  • SF Gate
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  • 5/12/2018 10:47:00 PM
  • Fly-fishing club in Golden Gate Park celebrates 85th anniversary
  • “You can wade in, practice your distance, or set up targets to improve your accuracy.” Growing up in Wisconsin, George had always loved fishing and the outdoors, but he didn’t learn to fly fish until he moved to California. He first started at a ...
  • San Francisco Chronicle
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  • 5/12/2018 10:47:00 PM
  • Governor seeks hunting, fishing status for Winter area lands
  • Speaking at the 84th annual Convention of the Wisconsin Conservation Congress, Walker stated the proposed easement would span the Townships of Winter and Draper and would provide opportunities for trapping, hunting, fishing, and waterfowl hunting.
  • Ashland Daily Press
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  • 5/11/2018 4:43:00 PM
  • Historical re-enactments, free fishing and more Midwest events
  • There will also be live birds of prey and a petting zoo. http://tinyurl.com/2018IslandRendezvous ♦June 2-3 is the perfect time to get outdoors in Wisconsin. Admission to all state parks will be free on those dates, and there is free fishing statewide ...
  • Chicago Tribune
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  • 5/11/2018 2:35:00 PM
  • 227 consecutive Friday fish frys and counting: Café el Sol
  • RECOMMENDED Originally hailing from Fond du Lac, Wisconsin—home of Walleye Weekend, the self-professed "World's Largest Walleye Fish Fry"—Caleb Westphal has not missed a Friday Night fish fry since sometime in 2013. He's a fanatic of music, film ...
  • Milwaukee Record
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  • 5/11/2018 5:32:00 AM
  • 15,000-plus rainbow trout stocked for 2018 Fort McCoy fishing season
  • Anglers must have the appropriate Fort McCoy permits and state of Wisconsin licenses to fish on post. This includes a general Wisconsin fishing license, a trout stamp if fishing for trout, and a Fort McCoy fishing permit. Licenses can be purchased at the .
  • DVIDSHub
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  • 5/8/2018 5:50:00 PM
  • Trophy Smallmouth Fishing on the Great Lakes
  • The most famous spot is Chequamegon Bay on the southwest shore of Lake Superior near the city of Ashland, Wisconsin. Since 1994, this area has benefited from special regulations of a catch-and-release-only season during the spawn and a one-fish daily limit
  • In-Fisherman
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  • 5/8/2018 4:38:00 PM
  • Wisconsin: Virus Found in Lake Winnebago Fish Unlikely to Harm Gamefish
  • OSHKOSH - Initial lab tests on dead fish found in Lake Winnebago indicate a probable outbreak of VHS, a virus that affects a wide range of fish species. The virus is not known to be harmful to humans. Based on current observations, fisheries biologists do
  • thefishingwire.com
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  • 5/8/2018 5:38:00 AM
  • Lure Lock Seeks Ambassadors
  • ETTRICK, Wisconsin – Lure Lock an innovator and new leader in the fishing tackle storage category is looking to grow its promotional angling program through its new ambassador program for anglers. The program will reward its members for their help in ...
  • thefishingwire.com
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  • 5/8/2018 5:38:00 AM
  • Wisconsin Dells Wrestling Club Fish Boil and Golf Outing is May 18
  • The Wisconsin Dells Wrestling Club Fish Boil and Golf Outing Fundraiser will be held on Friday, May 18 at Spring Brook Resort in Wisconsin Dells. The golf outing is a four-person scramble event that begins at 4:30 p.m. and costs $50 per golfer. Individual
  • wiscnews
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  • 5/8/2018 12:28:00 AM
  • Wisconsin Bass Fishing Hotspots This Spring
  • There was a time when walleyes were the centerpiece of Wisconsin’s angling. Make no mistake; there’s still great walleye fishing in our state. But Wisconsin’s bass fishing is rapidly gaining recognition across the country. Dan Degner lives just ...
  • Game & Fish
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  • 5/7/2018 1:29:00 AM
  • Conditions ideal for Southern Wisconsin fishing opener
  • MADISON, WI (Wisconsin Radio Network-WSAU) -- Anglers looking to land some big fish in central and southern Wisconsin have plenty of options this weekend. Delafield based fishing guide Mike Smith says anglers in central and southern Wisconsin should be ...
  • WHBL
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  • 5/6/2018 10:52:00 PM
  • Wisconsin Governor’s Fishing Opener 2018 Kicked Off Saturday
  • Chetek, Wis. — The 53rd Annual Wisconsin Governor’s Fishing Opener had anglers across the state casting their lines for a first bite on lakes free of ice! Just two weeks ago the Chetek Chain Of Lakes was covered in 20″ of ice, leaving many people ...
  • fox21online
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  • 5/6/2018 6:47:00 AM
  • Anglers Celebrate Fishing Opener
  • GREEN BAY, Wis. - A nice weather day couldn't have come at a better time for anglers in Northeast Wisconsin. Today they took to the water to celebrate the state's fishing opener. It also created a busy day at local bait shops in Green Bay. The owner of ...
  • NBC26
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  • 5/6/2018 4:24:00 AM
  • Anglers Prep For Wisconsin Fishing Opener
  • LAKE NEBAGAMON- Anglers in Wisconsin were trying their luck on the lakes Saturday for the fishing opener. Although the weather was nice, it wasn't as busy as it has been in the past. Trevor Janowicz, an angler, was excited to use his new boat. "Real ...
  • WDIO
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  • 5/6/2018 4:14:00 AM
  • Anglers Try Their Luck at Wisconsin Fishing Opener
  • LAKE NEBAGAMON- Anglers in Wisconsin were trying their luck on the lakes Saturday for the fishing opener. Although the weather was nice, it wasn't as busy as it has been in the past. Larry Emons, an angler, was happy about the weather. "It’s gorgeous ...
  • WDIO
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  • 5/6/2018 4:14:00 AM
  • Fishing season officially begins in Wisconsin
  • The first weekend of May was off to an exciting start as fisherman were back out on the water after a record breaking winter in Wisconsin. Saturday marked the official day of the fishing season for the badger state. "It seemed like it took forever," said .
  • WKOW
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  • 5/6/2018 1:55:00 AM
  • Gov. Scott Walker fishing on Lake Chetek for Wisconsin opener
  • Grab your tackle and bait! Saturday marks the first day of Wisconsin's fishing opener. Governor Scott Walker is expected to be in Chetek Saturday for the opening. He began fishing on Lake Chetek at 8 a.m. The Governor's opener is by invitation only.
  • KBJR 6
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  • 5/5/2018 8:58:00 PM
  • Fishing opener iced out on some lakes
  • MINOCQUA, WI (WSAU-WAOW) -- Just because it’s the fishing opener doesn’t mean that you’ll actually be able to fish on some Wisconsin lakes. Sub-zero temperatures through the winter left plenty of ice on some lakes, and some of that ice still hasn’t ...
  • WSAU
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  • 5/5/2018 12:48:00 PM
  • Walker goes to Chetek for fishing opener
  • MADISON — Gov. Scott Walker is heading to northwestern Wisconsin to celebrate the beginning of the state’s general inland fishing seasons. The season is slated to open today. Walker announced Friday morning that he will speak at the Governor’s ...
  • Eau Claire Leader-Telegram
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  • 5/5/2018 5:17:00 AM

Wisconsin Guides/Outfitters

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Wisconsin Fishing Clubs

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