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Fishing Lake Michigan

Lake Michigan Chinook stocking

Lake Michigan, or the big pond as many Wisconsinites know it, is the number one most frequently visited water in Wisconsin and it's easy to see why. Whether by boat or on shore, a fishing pole will bring you some of the state's best and most diverse fishing, not to mention picturesque views.

And with more than 15 million fish stocked annually to keep populations healthy - there's a good chance they'll be a bite at your line.

Help us plan for success. The DNR's Lake Michigan Fisheries Program is guided by a ten-year plan. We would like to hear from the public on the success of this plan plus suggestions and comments on the new plan. Please take a few moments to assist in this task.

Fishing Lake Michigan

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Call the Southern Lake Michigan hotline at (414) 382-7920 or the Northern Lake Michigan hotline at (920) 746-2873 for up-to-date fishing reports and conditions.
Last revised: Thursday March 15 2012