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Fishing WisconsinFisheries and habitat reports

Each survey report listed here is a summary document that outlines significant findings and observations obtained during a survey conducted by staff of the Department of Natural Resources (DNR) and subsequent analysis of the data by DNR staff. The reports include a wide range of locations and survey types and may document management recommendations supported by data as well as qualitative observations noted by the survey efforts.

The length and amount of detail vary according to the intensity and duration of each survey effort. Reports are arranged by county with the most recent surveys first and then alphabetically within the year in which the survey took place. These are not complete listings of all DNR survey efforts.

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The Great Lakes Indian Fish and Wildlife Commission (GLIFWC) is an inter-tribal, co-management agency committed to the implementation of off-reservation treaty rights on behalf of its eleven Ojibwe member tribes. Formed in 1984 and exercising authority specifically delegated by its member tribes, GLIFWC´s mission is to help ensure significant, off-reservation harvests while protecting the resources for generations to come. Inland Fisheries staff at GLIFWC conduct numerous fisheries surveys in the ceded territories of Michigan, Minnesota, and Wisconsin. GLIFWC´s fisheries assessment crews typically conduct 15 to 20 spawning adult walleye population estimates every spring, and around 100 to 150 walleye recruitment surveys every fall.

Other data and reports

Our fisheries biologists also have made available trout survey and assessment reports, Ceded Territory reports and northern Wisconsin spring survey and creel reports.

Adams County

Ashland County

Barron County

Bayfield County

Brown County

Buffalo County

Burnett County

Calumet County

Chippewa County

Clark County

Columbia County

Crawford County

Dane County

Door County

Douglas County

Dunn County

Eau Claire County

Florence County

Fond du Lac County

Forest County

Grant County

Green County

Iowa County

Iron County

Jefferson County

Kewaunee County

La Crosse County

Lafayette County

Langlade County

Lincoln County

Manitowoc County

Marathon County

Marinette County

Monroe County

Oconto County

Oneida County

Outagamie County

Pepin County

Pierce County

Polk County

Portage County

Richland County

St. Croix County

Sauk County

Sawyer County

Shawano County

Sheboygan County

Taylor County

Trempealeau County

Vernon County

Vilas County

Walworth County

Washburn County

Washington County

Waukesha County

Waupaca County

Winnebago County

For more information on these surveys, please contact the fisheries biologist for the county in which the survey took place.

Last revised: Thursday November 02 2017