Snag your Wisconsin Fishing License!

With more than 15,000 lakes and 33,000 miles of rivers and streams, Wisconsin lures avid fishermen from all over every year.  Relax amid the simple pleasures of boat, water, and something tugging on the end of your line. One visit and we know you’ll be hooked.

Weekend getaway, or visiting from out of town? You’ll want to take advantage of the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources’ new one-day fishing license. Available for purchase beginning April 1st, it’s a thrifty $8 for Wisconsin residents, and $10 for non-residents and allows you to fish for everything except premium species of trout, salmon and sturgeon. You can use it anywhere in the state and it’s a great way to introduce newcomers to this long-standing Wisconsin tradition. Purchase online at or buy it in person from the more than 1,000 DNR vendors.

Once you’ve got your license, get out and fish. Luckily, we have some suggestions for picking out the perfect location to catch the “big one.” And if you need boat access info, the DNR has you covered.

Everyone’s got a great fishing story, right? We’d love to hear about yours below.

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