The 8 Best Fishing Lakes & Rivers In Wisconsin!
The US has a plenty of fishing lakes, rivers and streams throughout the country. Wisconsin is home to some of the most popular and scenic fisheries. This article will help describe the top 8 places to fish in Wisconsin as voted by the anglers themselves.
If you're finding it difficult to decide where to go fishing, choose a place from the list and experience day of fishing like never before!
Nearby Places: Oshkosh, Neenah, Fond du Lac
Known Types of Fish: Walleye, yellow perch, pike, crappie & bass
Lake Details: This beautiful lake in the heart of Wisconsin is considered a shallow lake with a depth of only 21ft. As winter progresses, many of the Winnebago lakes fish will begin to roam the lakes basin. Those ice anglers who put the effort in and drill a number of holes will be rewarded with bags of fish. Don’t be afraid to venture away (1/2 – 1 mile) from other anglers. The lake's main basin is huge. A good place to start is 2-3 miles off the east or west coast shore.
Nearby Places: Shawano, Cecil, Keshena
Known Types of Fish: Northern Pike, Walleye, Largemouth Bass, Yellow Perch, Pumpkinseed & Crappie
Lake Details: The shawano lake is large, shallow and fertile. His has numerous underwater structures as well as plenty of reeds, the ideal fishing habitat. There has been huge bass, pike and walleye catches in these waters, making it a great day out for fishing.
Shawano is a drainage lake located in Wisconsin, approximately a 30 minute drive, northwest of Green bay. The association that owns the lake hires professional tradesmen to manage the lake, ensuring all weeds are cut back which enables the boating lanes to be easily accessible all year round, these lanes are marked with buoys.
If you’re looking to fish for crappie at Shawano lake, you’ll find the crappie fishing season begins 2 weeks after the ice break-out, typically at the start of spring. The crappie living in this lake tend to have a shallow, pre-spawn feeding pattern around the end of April/beginning of May. They will then feed at the deeper areas (12-14ft) of the water.
Nearby Places: Boulder Junction & Sayner
Known Types of Fish: Largemouth/Smallmouth Bass, Channel Catfish & Panfish
Lake Details: Jute Lake, Boulder Junction in Vilas County, is a very quiet, well-kept lake that supplies anglers with a largemouth and smallmouth bass fishing experience. The lake has a water depth of approximately 8ft-25ft, and the water is mostly clear. The lake is surrounded by plenty of others, in fact, there are 194 lakes within a radius of 10 miles. Therefore, taking a navigation device with you to the lake will help prevent you from getting lost.
If you’re specifically looking to fish Jute lake for bass, it really depends on the time of the year whether the bass are close to the shore in rock piles or located in open water. The lake is situated in a very remote part of Vilas County, if you’re wanting to fish for a number of days, it’s a good idea to book a cabin or take a shelter with you.