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Wisconsin is known for some of the best Walleye fishing in the Country.  There are plenty of waters from rivers to lakes that hold Walleye throughout Wisconsin. Many anglers prefer planning a fishing trip to the Northwoods of Wisconsin to catch their fish, most of the lakes in the Wisconsin Northwoods are known for great walleye fishing. Within a 45 minute to an hour radius, you have some of the finest lakes to fish in the entire state. The Eagle River chain of lakes has many lakes with an abundance of walleye. Minocqua, St. Germain and the Hayward Lakes area also have plenty of beautiful lakes to fish for walleye.

Top Wisconsin Walleye Fishing Lakes

Lake Delavan Lake Delavan Wisconsin Fishing Report

Located in Walworth County Wisconsin, Lake Delavan anglers can often reach the 3-fish 18-inch walleye limit.

Lake Mendota Lake Mendota Wisconsin Fishing Report

Located in Dane County Wisconsin, Lake Mendota has a 3-fish 18-inch walleye limit.  On Lake Mendota try pitching a half night crawler or leech into pockets on the outside edge of the weeds on a 1/16-ounce black jighead.

Lake Shawano Lake Shawano Wisconsin Fishing Report

Located in Shawano County Wisconsin, when walleye fishing Lake Shawano target some of the shallow reefs along the lake's east end that top out at about 10 feet by long-line trolling deep-running minnow-imitating lures. Once walleye are located, switch over to a jig-and-minnow presentation, or a minnow under a slip-bobber during periods of low light.

Lake Winnebago Lake Winnebago Wisconsin Fishing Report

During the Spring and Fall, Walleye can be found close to the shorelines on Lake Winnebago.  In the Summer, large schools of walleye are found roaming the vast open water of Lake Winnebago chasing schools of gizzard shad, emerald shiners and young-of-the-year drum or sheepshead.

Lake Wissota Lake Wissota Wisconsin Fishing Report

Located in Chippewa County Wisconsin, when walleye fishing Lake Wissota stay in the 15-25 foot range.  During the day use a jig and minnow and as night approaches anchor and cast some slip bobbers by any drop off.

 

Wisconsin Fishing Report

Bluegill fishing has been best in 12 to 18 feet of water near sand/gravel areas adjacent to weeds, especially for larger fish. Smaller bluegills were found in shallower water around weeds and piers. Giant redworms, leafworms, panfish leeches and wax worms baited on a No. 8 hook or small jig produced. A 1/32-ounce jig and plastic combo along with a black fly baited with a wax worm worked great as well. Slip-bobber rigs or vertical jigging are the best presentation in deeper water, while a small bobber works best in shallow water. Foam spiders, poppers or black ant flies fished with fly rod or an ultralight spinning rod with a casting bubble were effective during early morning and evening hours with calm conditions.

Crappies found suspended along outside weed lines in 12 to 18 feet of water or over deeper water. Casting or drifting with a 1/32-ounce jig or No. 6 hook on a split shot rig baited with a small fathead minnow produced. A 1/32-ounce jig dressed with a 1- to 2-inch plastic tail also produced.

Perch active along weed lines near the bottom in 9 to 15 feet of water. Vertical jigging a 1/32-ounce jig baited with a small fathead minnow, giant redworm or spike has worked well. Jigging spoons baited with live bait also can produce.

Northern pike action has been great. Fish the deeper weed lines or deep structure near bait fish. A medium sucker baited on a circle hook with a heavy fluorocarbon leader and slip sinker worked best. Vertical jigging a 3/8-ounce hair jig baited with a large golden shiner minnow also worked great. Casting around weed flats using chatter baits, Mepps spinners, lipless crank baits and swim jigs produced smaller, more aggressive pike.

Largemouth bass are in their summer patterns. During early morning or evening hours, fish the weed flats in 5 to 10 feet of water using swim jigs, spinner baits, shallow running crank baits, inline spinners or top-water baits. Fishing deeper weed lines with Texas-rigged plastics, crank baits, drop shot rigs, jig worms or wacky jigs have produced. A medium golden shiner, nightcrawler or leech fished on a live bait rig or under a slip bobber works best for live bait. Fishing near piers or other shallow water structure with wacky worms, jig and Craw Chunk combos and tubes worked, as well. Anglers also had success fishing the slop with plastic frogs.

Smallmouth bass active along breaks or cruising shallower rock bars. Swim jigs, suspending jerk baits, spinnerbaits and 5" Kalins grubs worked for suspended smallies. Dragging a tube jig, Carolina rigs, drop shot rig and a football jig with skirted grub has also produced. A slip sinker rig with a leech, jumbo fathead or small sucker works best for live bait. Popper style top-water baits or flukes have produced during calm conditions.

Walleyes active along weed edges in 8 to 18 feet of water along with deeper structure in 20 to 30 feet. Leeches, nightcrawlers, jumbo fatheads or medium golden shiners worked best for live bait. A lindy rig, jig or slip bobber rig is the best ways to present these baits. At night or early morning, cast minnow style crank baits over the tops of weeds.

Muskies will be found around breaks or deeper weed lines. Casting bucktails, spinnerbaits, or plastic baits triggered fish. Trolling crank baits along breaks can also be effective.

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