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Fishing Wisconsin Winnebago System walleye management plan

Collecting walleye

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The Winnebago system is well known both for its healthy, self-sustaining walleye population and the decades-long history of public input in support of fisheries management. This is the first major update to the plan since it originated in 1991. Winnebago System waters include lakes Poygan, Winneconne, Butte des Morts and Winnebago and all their tributaries, including the Wolf and upper Fox rivers, from their mouths upstream to the first dam.

The planning process

The Department of Natural Resources has scheduled three public meetings on a proposed update to the Winnebago System Walleye Management Plan. The meetings will also offer the public an update on the status of the Winnebago System walleye population.



  • Monday, March 19 6:30-8:30 pm
    JP Coughlin Center, 625 E County Rd, Oshkosh

  • Wednesday, March 21 6:30-8:30 pm
    Engler Center of the Performing Arts, 530 W Main St., Chilton

  • Wednesday March 28, 6:30-8:30 pm
    Mosquito Hill Nature Center, N3880 Rogers Rd., New London


Comments will be accepted until May 1, 2018.

Contact information

Comments or questions can be sent to:

Adam Nickel
DNR fisheries biologist
625 E County Road Y, Suite 700 
Oshkosh, WI 54901

Last revised: Thursday March 15 2018