Ice Fishing in Wisconsin

Winter in Wisconsin is a perfect time to get out on our frozen lakes to do some ice fishing.  Many of the native species – perch, panfish, northern pike and walleye -- are active under those thick sheets of ice, which has made ice fishing a longstanding tradition in Wisconsin.

Whether you’re looking to just spend a relaxing afternoon with family and friends or engage in some friendly competition, there are some great events coming up.

Shanty up for some ice fishing fun at the Ice Fishing Jamboree!

The annual Ice Fishing Jamboree on February 8 in Spirit is sure to be a blast. From ice fishing to brats and chili, raffle tickets to door prizes, there’s something for everyone.

Heading a little further northeast to Three Lakes, the Lions Club will host its annual Ice Fishing Derby on February 26.  Enjoy food, refreshments, live music and much more.  And for those that have a really good day out on the ice, prizes will be awarded for adults and children based on the number and size of the species caught!

If you are new to ice fishing and need a little assistance, many resorts in northern Wisconsin have begun offering ice fishing as a packaged activity for guests.

Also next month, the very popular sturgeon-spearing season opens on Lake Winnebago.  Hundreds of shanties are set up on the lake as fishermen from all over descend on Wisconsin for this one-of-a-kind season. You won’t find this anywhere else in the country.

Just another reason a vacation in Wisconsin will provide you with a unique experience.

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