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Give yourself the license to relax and catch some memories while you're at it.
Know the regulations to make your fishing more enjoyable.
Places to fish
Wisconsin offers a variety of fishing opportunities. Give them a try!
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Get the basic information you need to get on the water and try your luck.
Contact information
For information, contact:
Fisheries Management

Fishing WisconsinFishing activities for kids

There´s no better time than now to get a child hooked on fishing. Here's some great information and links to get started.

Fishy fun for kids

Plan a fishing trip with kids

Family outings

    Reel in a child or new angler and cast out to Wisconsin´s waters for Free Fishing Weekend. All the waters of the state are open, including state waters of the Great Lakes and rivers bordering Wisconsin.

  • Visit a hatchery or egg-taking facility
  • Keep our state fish hatcheries in mind when planning your next day trip. These facilities are open to visitors and provide unique opportunities to see lots of fish at all stages in their life cycles.

Coloring fun

Activities for kids

Last revised: Friday August 31 2012