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DNR Fisheries AreasBig Roche A Cri Fishery Area

The Big Roche A Cri Creek is a class 1 trout stream, upstream of County Hwy W in Adams County to it's headwaters in Waushara County. This same 6.4 mile section of stream is classed as an Outstanding Resource Water (ORW). The land cover is primarily low lying hardwoods (oak) and jack pine with sandy soils. The area surrounding the fishery property is mainly in agricultural use with potatoes and corn being the predominant crops.

Location/Directions

Big Roche A Cri Fishery Area in in northeast Adams County in the Town of Leola on Archer Drive (T 20N, R 7E, sections 25, 26, and 27), and northwest Waushara County

Activities

Angling opportunities

Anglers can expect to shore fish in some places or wade fish the entire stream section. Brook trout are the predominant trout species in the creek within the fishery area with a few brown trout. Some fly fishing opportunities are available especially in the areas where habitat improvements were made.

Recreational Opportunities

  • Hunting - grouse, woodcock, turkey, and deer
  • Trapping
  • Hiking
  • Wildlife viewing
  • Fishing - current regulations for trout upstream of Hwy W in Adams County is a 7 inch minimum size limit and a daily bag limit of 5
  • Bird watching
  • Pets

Objective

Big Roche A Cri Fishery Area is managed for trout habitat and upland best forest management practices.

Interim forest management plan (1980) [PDF]

Contacts/Partners

For questions and comments contact:

Fisheries Biologist
Department of Natural Resources
473 Griffith Avenue
Wisconsin Rapids WI 54494
715-421-7845

Last revised: Monday February 20 2017