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Give yourself the license to relax and catch some memories while you're at it.
Know the regulations to make your fishing more enjoyable.
Places to fish
Wisconsin offers a variety of fishing opportunities. Give them a try!
Get started
Get the basic information you need to get on the water and try your luck.
Contact information
For information, contact:
Fisheries Management

Fishing WisconsinGet started fishing

Family Vacation

Fishing allows you to capture moments like this.

Fishing Wisconsin is an adventure. To those who haven't fished before, the task might seem a little daunting. We've tried to compile information that will help you begin your adventure. Fishing's fun and easy!

Fishing season dates

Get up-to-date Fishing season information if you are planning your trip around opening day or a certain species.

basic tackle box

Fishing in Wisconsin

Fishing reports

Fishing with children

Wisconsin fishes


Boating in Wisconsin provides information on boating registrations, regulations, safety tips and upcoming classes.

Lake information

Wisconsin lakes

Other resources

Frequently asked questions

For additional information on Wisconsin fishing, (e.g., maps, fish consumption advisories), please see our list of Frequently asked questions.

Last revised: Wednesday April 03 2019