If you thought you had to fly to Canada for big-time musky action, or head to the Pacific Northwest to catch coho and Chinook, think again. Both angling experiences can be had in Wisconsin.
Wisconsin is home to 165 fish species. Anglers in Wisconsin have 15,000 inland lakes, 42,000 miles of streams and rivers, plus the Great Lakes Shoreline and 260 miles of the Mississippi River to fish. About 1.4 million licenses are sold each year to adult anglers in the Badger state who annually catch 88 million fish and keep 33 million fish of all kinds.
And fishing just got better in Wisconsin. The state is offering a one-day fishing license to those anglers that want to give Wisconsin fishing a try. Choose your water. Choose your friends. Choose your day. It's that simple. More information is available from the WI DNR.
Here are a few top fishing events to mark on your fall calendar. You can also browse our Fish Wisconsin page for information on great fishing destinations, boat access sites and licenses.
The entry fee includes a cap, meal and a chance at the first place prize. Also included: a reproduction of the largest fish of the tournament! Register early for a chance at the early bird drawing; winners can fish for free!
This tournament is a two-person team tournament, billed as "the last hurrah!" tournament of the season.
First place prize payouts are based on total weight for both days. As in most tournaments, catch and release is encouraged.
In addition to cash prizes, entrants have the opportunity to win many other door prizes and raffle prizes throughout the weekend. Ten area lakes are included in this catch and release tournament, sponsored by the St. Germain Chamber of Commerce.