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Smith Pond Fishery Area is a class 2 and 3 trout stream also considered an "Areas of Special Natural Resource Interest" (ASNRI). The property includes emergent wet meadow wetland, forested wetland, lowland shrub wetland, and cultural sites.


Smith Pond Fishery Area is located in Jackson County, Hixton Township; T 22N, R 5W, sections 29 and 30.


Angling opportunities

Shore and wading for trout. Category 2 trout regulation - bag limit 5, minimum size 7 inches (all species).

Recreational Opportunities

  • Hunting - - bear, deer, turkey, and small game
  • Trapping
  • Hiking
  • Cross-country skiing
  • Wildlife viewing
  • Fishing - brook and brown trout
  • Bird watching
  • Berry picking


Smith Pond Fishery Area is managed for trout fishing and habitat, hunting, and trapping.

Interim forest management plan (2016) [PDF]


For questions and comments contact:

Fisheries Biologist
Department of Natural Resources
910 Hwy 54 East
Black River Falls, WI 54615

Last revised: Tuesday March 24 2020