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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.

  • Catching Wisconsin’s ‘Easy’ Muskies
  • There are 104 fish species swimming in the Upper Mississippi where I work as a fulltime guide. Ironically, Wisconsin’s state fish — the muskie — is not commonly caught, even though it swims in a half-dozen of Old Man River’s tributaries. In a half ...
  • gameandfishmag.com
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  • 6/27/2017 2:19:00 PM
  • Fishing guide knows when to fish, when to wait
  • Joel Ballweg knows the Wisconsin River well, but he also knows when it’s best to delay fishing walleyes. Ballweg SAUK CITY — When Wayne Whitemarsh, the sporting goods manager at McFarlanes’ in Sauk City, was asked several weeks ago where the fish are ...
  • The Country Today
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  • 6/26/2017 5:42:00 PM
  • Pro bass fishing: Tom Monsoor captures prestigious FLW Tour event
  • Yes, a Wisconsin man with a classic Lynyrd Skynyrd tune as his theme song. More on that later. Here he was, the winner of a $100,000 FLW Tour event on the Potomac River in the Washington D.C. area, and La Crosse’s top bass fisherman struggled to hook the .
  • La Crosse Tribune
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  • 6/26/2017 12:12:00 AM
  • 49-inch musky, 31-inch walleye win Musky Fest fishing contest
  • No state record fish was caught during the contest, so no one won the $100,000 prize offered this year by the Hayward Lions Club in partnership with the Hayward Area Chamber of Commerce and Walleyes for Northwest Wisconsin. Contest awards were presented ..
  • apg-wi.com
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  • 6/25/2017 3:48:00 PM
  • Peck: Spooner area provides family-friendly fishing
  • Rick Anderson may be the hardest working fishing guide in Wisconsin. Anderson specializes in panfish trips in the Spooner area, working out of a 24-foot pontoon boat—equipped with a galley. “My favorite trips are with families,” Anderson said.
  • Gazette Xtra
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  • 6/25/2017 12:17:00 PM
  • Houston's fishing report: Anglers having plenty of success
  • Stream-fishing reports have been on the silent side this past week. Inland lakes in both Wisconsin and Minnesota have seen great fishing. Panfish have been easy targets. Concentrate on the new weed growth areas with floats and live bait such as worms or ..
  • Duluth News Tribune
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  • 6/25/2017 12:05:00 PM
  • Iowa fisherman use bows to catch rough fish
  • Rough fish, like gar and carp, will also eat the food of other fish." Matt Kirschbaum, 28, of Lancaster, Wisconsin, who competed on the team that won the prestigious AMS Big 30 Challenge bowfishing tournament, has even had fisherman cheer him on.
  • Westport News
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  • 6/24/2017 3:39:00 PM
  • DNR: Lowering Beaver Dam River kills thousands of fish
  • BEAVER DAM, Wis. — The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources says thousands of fish have died in Beaver Dam as a result of a culvert project. Officials lowered the water level in the Beaver Dam River last week so construction work could be done ...
  • Outdoor News
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  • 6/22/2017 3:00:00 PM
  • Jackson: Father, son discover the joy of fishing
  • I have invested a considerable amount of time and energy with Wisconsin guide Billie Heim. The two main reasons for my affinity for this character is that Heim makes me laugh all the time, and he seems to have a natural talent for finding big fish on Lake
  • Daily Herald
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  • 6/22/2017 12:13:00 AM
  • Boys and Girls Club, CP Center team up to fish
  • "This is a really cool opportunity that they're having to learn from one another, have fun, and do an old Wisconsin tradition of getting out and fishing," said Stephanie Nespoli, the Director of Communications for the Boys and Girls Club of Green Bay.
  • NBC26
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  • 6/21/2017 11:48:00 PM
  • DNR: Lowering river kills thousands of fish in Beaver Dam
  • BEAVER DAM, Wis. (AP) — The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources says thousands of fish have died in Beaver Dam as a result of a culvert project. Officials lowered the water level in the Beaver Dam River last week so construction work could be done ..
  • Daily Reporter
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  • 6/20/2017 2:31:00 PM
  • DNR: Lowering river kills thousands of fish in Beaver Dam
  • BEAVER DAM, Wis. - The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources says thousands of fish have died in Beaver Dam as a result of a culvert project. Officials lowered the water level in the Beaver Dam River last week so construction work could be done near ..
  • Channel 3000
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  • 6/20/2017 5:43:00 AM
  • Thousands of fish die after Beaver Dam lowers water level in river
  • The city opened the dam back up early Friday morning and water levels are now what the city calls acceptable. They are working with the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources to prevent future fish loss as this construction project goes forward.
  • wtmj.com
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  • 6/20/2017 3:24:00 AM
  • Thousands of fish die after Beaver Dam lowers water level in river
  • The city opened the dam back up early Friday morning and water levels are now what the city calls acceptable. They are working with the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources to prevent future fish loss as this construction project goes forward.
  • tmj4.com
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  • 6/19/2017 11:31:00 PM
  • Chicken-derived compound boosts fish survival
  • University of Wisconsin-Madison researchers found that oil from the preen gland on the tails of chickens has anti-inflammatory properties that boost the growth of fish and survival amid stress. The team surmises that fish exposed to the compound grow ...
  • SmartBrief
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  • 6/19/2017 5:35:00 PM
  • Compound from chickens could improve fish farms
  • University of Wisconsin-Madison researchers discovered the oil has anti-inflammatory properties, Wisconsin Public Radio reported. University animal science professor Mark Cook knew from previous research that another anti-inflammatory compound boosted fish
  • The Daily News Local News
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  • 6/19/2017 3:58:00 PM
  • Compound from chickens being used to improve fish farms
  • University of Wisconsin-Madison researchers discovered the oil has anti-inflammatory properties. They ran a test using fathead minnows and saw an increase in growth. Researchers believe the oil allows fish to focus energy that's otherwise spent fighting ..
  • NBC26
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  • 6/19/2017 7:37:00 AM
  • Compound from chickens being used to improve fish farms
  • Wisconsin Public Radio reports that University of Wisconsin-Madison researchers discovered the oil has anti-inflammatory properties. They ran a test using fathead minnows and saw an increase in growth. Researchers believe the oil allows fish to focus ...
  • Channel 3000
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  • 6/18/2017 11:54:00 PM
  • Jerry Davis: Local fishing guide knows Wisconsin River for walleyes
  • SAUK CITY -- When Wayne Whitemarsh, the sporting goods manager at McFarlanes’ in Sauk City, was asked several weeks ago where the fish are biting, he immediately thought of Joel Ballweg, who knows Lake Wisconsin and other Wisconsin River fishing spots as .
  • Madison
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  • 6/18/2017 9:55:00 AM
  • Paddock Lake pursuing fish stocking for lake
  • Paddock Lake is pursuing a new round of fish stocking for its namesake body of water. Village administrator Tim Popanda has been communicating with the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources about the stocking. While there is a lot of interest in ...
  • West of the I
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  • 6/15/2017 2:19:00 PM
  • Video Hatch: “Tim Landwehr, Tight Lines Fly Fishing Co.”
  • The Back Forty mine is a proposed sulfide mine 150ft from the banks of Wisconsin’s Menominee River. In this video, Tim Landwehr of Tight Lines Fly Fishing Co. talks about the impact this mine would have on the health of the Menominee River. Via River ...
  • midcurrent.com
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  • 6/15/2017 12:40:00 PM
  • Fishing: Black River Country
  • John Mercure is joined by Chris Hardie, Executive Director of the Black River Area Chamber of Commerce, to explain why the fishing scene in Black River Country may be some of the best in all of western Wisconsin. The fact that this area has so many ...
  • wtmj.com
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  • 6/14/2017 10:57:00 PM
  • Hard and Soft Fishing Hires Industry Veteran Alec Beigle
  • ABOUT: Hard & Soft Fishing has roots dating back to 1922, when their first brand, Uncle Josh, began manufacturing in Fort Atkinson, Wisconsin. They have grown to represent nearly every tackle category on the market for both ice and open-water fishing.
  • thefishingwire.com
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  • 6/14/2017 6:06:00 AM

Wisconsin Guides/Outfitters

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Wisconsin Fishing Clubs

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