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- For information on Lake Michigan Fisheries contact:
- Bradley Eggold
Fishing Lake Michigan
Lake Michigan, or the big pond as many Wisconsinites know it, is the No. 1 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 there will be a bite on your line.
Help us plan for success. Our work with you and partners to manage Wisconsin's Lake Michigan fishery is guided by a 10 year plan. With your input from our first public review session, we developed a draft plan for the next 10 years (2015-2024). We want your final input into the direction that we should take on managing Lake Michigan fisheries into the future.
The Department along with Wisconsin Conservation Congress hosted a Lake Michigan Yellow Perch Meeting on October 23, 2014. Click here to learn more about the meeting.
Fishing Lake Michigan
Find places to fish on your own or take a charter! This information will help you get started.
- Lake Michigan Fishing Report
- Root River Report
- Root River Open House
- Find a Tributary to Fish
- "Hook into a Good Time" - Questions and answers about taking your first charter fishing trip.
- Find a Fishing Charter
- Milwaukee Fall Fishing Brochure - 50 places to fish within 60 miles of Milwaukee
- Trap Net Safety
- Fish Consumption Advice
What Fish Might I Catch?
- WDNR Lake Michigan/Green Bay Offices
- Wisconsin DNR Staff Directory
- Joint Position - Wisconsin DNR and UW-Milwaukee
Get Weather Conditions
- Current stream flow
- Current stream conditions (temperature, dissolved oxygen, pH)
- Lake Michigan surface temperatures
- Wisconsin weather conditions
- Marine forecast - Lake Michigan - North and South Half
- Lake Michigan Buoys
- Lake Michigan - Green Bay Research Priorities
- Lake Michigan Charter Application Form
- Lake Michigan Fisheries Forum
- Root River Tour Application form
- News Releases
- Root River Steelhead Facility Self-Guided Tour
- Lake Michigan Invasives