Warm weather. A cold beverage. The only thing that’s missing? A nice day of fishing. Here in Wisconsin, we love to fish, and Lord knows we have plenty of great fishing spots. We’re counting down ten of anglers’ favorite places:
1. Lake Winnebago
If you want to fish, better visit one of Wisconsin's grandest lakes. At 138,000 acres, there is no shortage of fish to be had. There is definitely a large population of Walleye here. But you'll also find Muskie, Panfish, Northern Pike, and large and small mouth bass.
2. Delavan Lake (Walworth Co.)
At just under 2000 acres and a maximum depth of 52 feet, Delavan Lake is a favorite place of anglers. You can expect to find a ton of panfish, and a good deal of muskie, northern pike, walleye, and large and small mouth bass.
Whether you're sitting on the pier or out on the water, catch some great fish up in Algoma. Some of the fish you might find are steelhead, chinook salmon, coho salmon, brown trout, and lake trout.
4. Chequamegon Bay (Ashland)
Chequamegon Bay is an inlet of Lake Superior. Right now, smallmouth are very abundant.
It's also a fabulous place for ice fishing.
5. Turtle-Flambeau Flowage (Iron Co.)
Fishermen flock to this 13,000 acre lake up in Iron County. This is a wonderful place if you're angling for sturgeon.
6. Petenwell Lake (Adams Co.)
Lake Petenwell is just under 36 square miles. There are public boat landings and a public beach. You might find Panfish, Largemouth Bass, Smallmouth Bass, Northern Pike, Walleye, Sturgeon and Catfish.
7. Pewaukee Lake (Waukesha County)
Pewaukee Lake is a beautiful lake of just under 2500 acres. Fishermen can catch a wide variety of fish, including bluegill, largemouth bass, northern pike, tiger muskie, muskie and walleye.
8. Brule River State Forest
The Brule River is considered one of the best trout rivers in all of the Great Lakes states. As such, over 30,000 fishermen visit the river each year.
9. Lake Wissota (Chippewa County)
This lake is 6148 acres in scenic Chippewa County. It has a maximum depth of 64.4 feet. Visitors have access to the lake from public boat landings, a public beach. Some of the fish anglers can find are Musky, Panfish, Largemouth Bass, Smallmouth Bass, Northern Pike, Walleye, Sturgeon and Catfish.
10. Lake Onalaska (La Crosse County)
This lake is located between the Black River and Mississippi River between Wisconsin and Minnesota. It is 4 miles across, and is actually the widest part of the Mississippi River. Some of the fish you can find are Panfish, Largemouth Bass, Smallmouth Bass, Northern Pike and Walleye.
What’s your favorite Wisconsin fishing spot? Be sure to let us know in the comments.