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DNR Fisheries AreasNorth Branch Trempealeau River Fishery Area

North Branch Trempealeau River Fishery Area is a class 1 and 2 trout stream that is considered "Areas of Special Natural Resource Interest" (ASNRI) and is designated an Exceptional Resource Waters (ERW). The property also includes lowland scrub wetland, forested wetland, and cultural sites.

Location/Directions

North Branch Trempealeau River Fishery Area is located in Jackson County, Hixton and Garden Valley Townships; T 22N, R 5W, sections 4, 9, 16; T 23N, R 5W, sections 20, 28, 29, and 33.

Activities

Angling opportunities

Shore and wading for trout. Category 4 trout regulation - bag limit 3, minimum size 12 inches (brown trout), 8 inches (brook trout). Except small segment Category 5 (special) trout regulation - bag limit 2, only 1 may be a brown trout, minimum size limit 18 inches (brown trout), 10 inches (brook and rainbow trout). Artificial lures only.

Recreational Opportunities

  • Hunting - bear, deer, small game, and turkey
  • Trapping
  • Hiking
  • Snowmobiling trail
  • Cross-country skiing
  • Wildlife viewing
  • Fishing - brook and brown trout
  • Bird watching
  • Berry picking
  • Canoeing

Objective

North Branch Trempealeau River Fishery Area is managed for trout fishing and habitat (instream restoration work), hunting, and trapping.

Interim forest management plan (2016) [PDF]

Contacts/Partners

For questions and comments contact:

Fisheries Biologist
Department of Natural Resources
910 Hwy 54 East
Black River Falls, WI 54615
715-284-1428

Last revised: Monday February 20 2017