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Fishing WisconsinFlag up! Ice fishing in Wisconsin

When the snow flies and the wind howls, we know where to find Wisconsin anglers - on the ice! Have a fun and safe season.

Northern Wisconsin Ice Fishing

Ice fishing tips from seasoned veterans

Fisheries biologists Kurt Welke, Skip Sommerfeldt and Terry Margenau give helpful tips on fishing for panfish, walleye and northern pike:

Make it a great ice fishing season by:

Staying safe

The DNR does not monitor ice conditions or the thickness of the ice so be sure to check ice conditions before heading out. More on staying safe »


Having fun

Check out these tips to help you get started ice fishing. Discover how fish survive all winter long under the ice.

Taking a kid ice fishing

Skip Sommerfeldt, DNR fish biologist, avid ice angler, and father of three girls shares tips for ice fishing fun with the whole family.

Last revised: Friday November 22 2013