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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.

  • Finally tackling long neglected fishing trip
  • Wisconsin: You can call Wisconsin’s Lake Michigan Fishing Hotline at 414-382-7920 to hear the latest fishing information for Lake Michigan and its tributaries. Excellent Wisconsin Lake Michigan fishing is posted at dnr.wi.gov/topic/Fishing/lakemichigan ...
  • Northwest Herald
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  • 8/18/2017 3:27:00 PM
  • Best Places to Fish in Wisconsin: Ballard Lake
  • Ballard Lake, part of the Birch-Ballard-Irving chain of lakes, is a 503 acre body of water in Vilas County with a maximum depth of 25 feet. This chain of lakes, including Ballard, is naturally spring-fed and the water here is found to be moderately clear.
  • travelwisconsin.com
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  • 8/18/2017 12:24:00 PM
  • Wisconsin: Sportsmen's Caucus Learn-to-Fish Day for Kids
  • On August 15, the Wisconsin Legislative Sportsmen's Caucus hosted their inaugural "Learn-to-Fish" Day at Okauchee Lake in Oconomowoc, Wisconsin. The Caucus partnered with the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources, numerous sportsmen's groups, and ...
  • thefishingwire.com
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  • 8/18/2017 6:33:00 AM
  • 189 consecutive Friday fish fries and counting: Kokopelli’s Pub & Grub
  • A 3 is just above average, meaning I’d go there again and the place is pretty representative of a lot Wisconsin fish fries. A 3.5 has something that sticks out to make it better than average. Maybe it’s the ambiance, maybe it’s the food. A 4 is an ...
  • milwaukeerecord.com
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  • 8/18/2017 5:12:00 AM
  • Niagara River
  • Some 5-pound class bronzebacks have been caught. Mike Dulmes of Wisconsin was fishing with Capt. Jake Joseph on Sunday and his biggest was a 5 pounder caught on a shiner. This is the time of year when some fat walleyes show up for the Greater Niagara Fish
  • fishingforbass.blogspot.com
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  • 8/17/2017 12:25:00 AM
  • The Reality of Wanting More Children When My Husband Has Cancer
  • He loved his job even though for the last four years of it he had to commute for three days from our newly built house in the Wisconsin Northwoods. See, Bill was a fisherman. It defined him and was his passion. Up north we were five boat-towing minutes ...
  • themighty.com
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  • 8/16/2017 8:53:00 PM
  • St. Croix Legendary Performance Perpetuates
  • Put one in your hand and find out why it took saltwater rod's top honors. Now in its 70th year, Park Falls, Wisconsin based St. Croix Rod remains a family-owned and managed manufacturer of high-performance fishing rods with a heritage of USA manufacturing.
  • thefishingwire.com
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  • 8/16/2017 9:22:00 AM
  • PREP FOOTBALL: History lesson on the 8 Badger North Conference programs
  • And if you are the type of person that enjoys a traditional Wisconsin fish fry before kickoff on a Friday night, we’ve got you covered as well. Last season: The Thunderbirds finished 3-6, including 2-4 in the Badger North. Baraboo recorded a non ...
  • Madison
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  • 8/16/2017 6:59:00 AM
  • PREP FOOTBALL: History lesson on the 8 Badger North Conference programs
  • And if you are the type of person that enjoys a traditional Wisconsin fish fry before kickoff on a Friday night, we’ve got you covered as well. Last season: The Thunderbirds finished 3-6, including 2-4 in the Badger North. Baraboo recorded a non ...
  • WisNews
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  • 8/16/2017 6:56:00 AM
  • Let the walleye fishing begin
  • Kicking off the contest was Wisconsin’s own Lt. Gov. Rebecca Kleefisch, who welcomed the anglers to the state for the final fishing showdown. “Thank you all for coming to the great State of Wisconsin,” she said in her welcome speech. “Oh behalf of ...
  • EHEXTRA
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  • 8/16/2017 5:07:00 AM
  • Fish wrap: Season ends at the hands of Sparta
  • This one's going to sting awhile. After beating the Medford Moon Dogs, 7-4, in a first-round game of the Wisconsin Baseball Association playoffs Saturday, Aug. 12, in Stanley, the River Falls Fighting Fish took a five-run lead into the bottom of the ninth
  • River Falls Journal
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  • 8/15/2017 9:07:00 PM
  • Fluorocarbon Fishing Line Fundamentals
  • When fishing with ultralight gear, the Winnebago, Wisconsin-based guide fills the spools of his client’s spinning reels with Seaguar’s 4-pound-test AbrazX. Being able to keep your line straight in river current or windy conditions, too, is extremely ...
  • odumagazine.com
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  • 8/14/2017 2:28:00 PM
  • 'Musky Joe' rightly enters Fresh Water Fishing Hall of Fame
  • For someone whose livelihood is based on fishing, that is a big deal — almost as big as the six 50-plus-inch muskies he has landed in nearly five decades of stalking Wisconsin’s state fish. “There are millions of people who fish but only about 400 or ...
  • La Crosse Tribune
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  • 8/12/2017 10:30:00 PM
  • Legislators to teach fishing at area event
  • OCONOMOWOC — The Wisconsin Legislative Sportsmen’s Caucus, a bipartisan group of state legislators working to preserve and promote Wisconsin’s outdoor heritage, will host a learn-to-fish event for children and military veterans Tuesday starting at 9 ...
  • Watertown Daily Times
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  • 8/11/2017 5:09:00 PM
  • 188 consecutive Friday fish fries and counting: The Social Haus
  • Caleb Westphal hasn’t missed a Friday fish fry since 2013. Follow along with his record-in-the-making here. With the arrival of the Wisconsin State Fair, my initial thought was to spend this week looking for a fry at the fair, or to get one nearby.
  • milwaukeerecord.com
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  • 8/11/2017 6:02:00 AM
  • Different waters: Fish seek stability in playoffs
  • If the regular season is any indication, it's hard to predict how the River Falls Fighting Fish will fare in the Wisconsin Baseball Association playoffs beginning this weekend in Stanley. The third-seeded Fish will play the No. 2 Medford Moon Dogs in a ...
  • River Falls Journal
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  • 8/10/2017 11:02:00 AM
  • Yahara Lakes 101
  • David’s presentation will discuss the methods the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources uses to survey and assess the fishes of the Madison lakes as well as an overview of each of the five lakes and their fish. We'll also be joined by local fishing ...
  • Isthmus The Daily Page
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  • 8/10/2017 1:09:00 AM
  • Night Walleyes: Don’t Stop Fishing at Sundown
  • Dark or Clear Water: Pick Your Lake for Wisconsin Walleyes From a fish-finding standpoint, you often can locate fish on your graph that are staging just off breaks, and it’s easy to see which points or humps they are likely to move up after dark.
  • gameandfishmag.com
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  • 8/9/2017 6:31:00 PM
  • This Week on World Fishing Network/Outdoor Channel/Sportsman Channel
  • Then, 10 anglers compete to advance in the General Tire Summit Cup from La Crosse, Wisconsin, on Major League Fishing. Next, adventures from the some of the most beautiful fishing destinations in the salty waters of the Sunshine State take place on Florida
  • thefishingwire.com
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  • 8/7/2017 6:37:00 AM
  • 187 consecutive Friday fish fries and counting: Lakefront Brewery
  • 4 out of 5 stars. 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 ...
  • milwaukeerecord.com
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  • 8/4/2017 2:29:00 PM
  • Fish like a GIRL
  • The Upper Midwest Bass Challenge (UMBCS) team bass fishing series hit their fourth lake for the Wisconsin Lakes Division last weekend. Thirty-eight teams took off shortly before 7 a.m. on Sunday in search of a five-fish limit. Twenty-four teams were able .
  • Lakeland Times
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  • 8/4/2017 12:41:00 PM
  • A look at a fishing spider
  • MOUTAIN, WIS. (WLUK) -- Joel shared this picture with us of a fishing spider. He took it on Chute Pond in Mountain, Wisconsin. We shared this picture with UWGB Professor, Mike Draney. a Natural & Applied Sciences Professor. He's especially interested in ..
  • Fox11
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  • 8/4/2017 11:34:00 AM
  • Columbus civic leader, philanthropist Bill Turner dies at 94
  • The family-owned company became a major real estate developer and also acquired other companies including Zebco, the manufacturer of fishing equipment, and Lamplight, the Wisconsin company that makes TIKI brand torches. All of that, and the enormous ...
  • Ledger-Enquirer
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  • 8/1/2017 6:48:00 PM
  • Fish Attractors
  • I know it says “cribs” in the title and that is a very specific artificial cover that is more commonly used in natural lakes in places like Wisconsin, but what is said about fish “cribs” applies to every type of artificial cover. Let’s get one ...
  • magazine.outdoornebraska.gov
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  • 7/31/2017 9:38:00 PM

Wisconsin Guides/Outfitters

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Wisconsin Fishing Clubs

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