fishing canada west
fishing canada central
fishing canada east
fishing usa northwest
fishing usa northeast
fishing usa southwest
fishing usa southeast
fishing northern
fishing southern
fishing international

Advanced search
 Find a Lodge
fish facts Fish Facts
fishing reports Fishing Reports
fishing forum Message Board
Ice Fishing Hotspots
Largemouth Fishing
Smallmouth Fishing
Crappie Fishing
Musky Fishing
Pickerel Fishing
Steelhead Fishing


Lake Winnebago

fishing tipsarea mapgetting there

      Lake Winnebago is a 137,700-acre (55,700 ha) freshwater lake in eastern Wisconsin. Lake Winnebago is about 30 by 10 miles (48 by 16 km), with 88 miles (142 km) of shoreline, an average depth of 15.5 feet (4.7 m) and a maximum depth of 21 feet (6.4 m). The lake has many shallow reefs along the west shore, and a drop-off type shoreline on the east. There are also several islands along the west shore. Lake Winnebago has two primary tributaries, the Wolf River and the Fox River. It is drained by the Fox River which flows north towards Green Bay and serves as part of the Fox-Wisconsin Waterway. Lake Winnebago is part of a larger system of lakes in Wisconsin known as the Winnebago Pool.


    Lake Winnebago is one of the more heavily fished lakes in the state. Many fishermen consider it one of the nation's top walleye fisheries. Other species present include bluegill, largemouth bass, muskellunge, northern pike, perch, burbot, white bass, freshwater drum, channel catfish, flathead catfish, and smallmouth bass.

Ice fishing is popular on Lake Winnebago. It is not uncommon for 10,000 cars to park on Lake Winnebago during the ice fishing season. Expansion cracks on the ice are bridged, and many cities along the east and west shores plow roads on the icy surface. Sauger and walleye predominate, with rare perch and white bass catches.

The spearfishing season for lake sturgeon is in February. The first year of regulated sturgeon spearing was 1903. All sturgeon spearing was banned from 1915 to 1931. The lake had the largest population of sturgeon in the United States in 2003. The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources regulates the number of fish taken each year.

Early spring is dominated by walleye and sauger fishing. Sauger, also known as sand pike, bite the best in cooler water. June fishing is the peak time for white bass, and July for perch. Fishing declines in fall.

Add your Fishin' Tips, Click Here...

fishing maps

Fishing Hot Spots Topo Maps

Lake Winnebago - Each detailed map provides depth, contours, structure, boat ramps, and updated fishing information. Lake Winnebago fishing maps also include lake info such as gamefish abundance, forage base, water clarity, weedline depth, bottom composition, complete latitude/longitude grid lines and dozens of GPS waypoints & coordinates.
» Lake Winnebago Fishing Map


PopShops™ affiliate stores

Lake Winnebago NEWS!

Fishing Tournament Trail for Sept. 1
Kansas City Star
JACOMO BASS CLUB: Buddy bass tournament Wednesday evening at Lake Jacomo. 1. Scott Mayzsak, Blue Springs, and Jonah Radley, Independence, 4 bass, 12.26 pounds, $270. 2. Dave Wagner Blue Springs, and Kerry Moore, Lake Winnebago, 4 bass, ...

Engberg: Lake Winnebago is the pinnacle of walleye fishing
Appleton Post Crescent
If you have not fished Lake Winnebago, than you are missing out on one of Wisconsin's premier walleye waters which seems to be getting better and better every year. Lake Winnebago is the largest inland lake in the state of Wisconsin encompassing 137 ...

and more »

Northwoods fishing guide pushes for safer Wisconsin life jacket laws
If the state followed Bohn's suggestion, Wisconsin law would match federal law, which currently only applies to federal waters like the Great Lakes, Lake Winnebago, and the Mississippi River. He thinks it's a simple question. "Children, when they're in ...

and more »

Fishing Tournament Trail for Aug. 25
Kansas City Star
JACOMO BASS CLUB: Buddy bass tournament Aug. 19 at Lake Jacomo. 1. Dave Wagner, Blue Springs, and Kerry Moore, Lake Winnebago, 4 bass, 15.30 pounds, $305. 2. Jason Askew, Independence, and Jeff Cook, Blue Springs, 4 bass, 12.42 pounds, ...

Green Bay Press Gazette

Ribble joins phosphorus cruise
Green Bay Press Gazette
Ribble went out with researchers from NEW Water and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service for a few hours to gain an understanding of the processes that go into monitoring algae blooms and phosphorus loads. “I know that NEW Water is going out onto the bay ...

Fond du Lac Reporter

Fond du Lac area calendar: Week of Aug. 30
Fond du Lac Reporter
5, at Long Lake Recreation Area, N3450 Division Road and Mauthe Lake Recreation Area, N1490 Fond du Lac County GGG, both near Campbellsport. Youth may participate in Wisconsin Explorers ... Dotyville Hunting and Fishing Club's fall trap league will ...

and more »
Tag Cloud
access black bass boat launch gps coordinates cottage crappie fishin fishing information Lake Winnebago map marina marked parks productive provide resorts search specific specified spots stories tips topo waters waypoints tackle shop bait lures live fishing lodge guide charter service dropshot trolling casting spinning fly


Advertising Rates | Submit a Listing | Terms & Conditions | Contact Us
All material in these documents are copyright © 2000-2010 All rights reserved. Reproduction prohibited

PopShops™ affiliate stores