There are more than 160 fish species found in the waterways of Wisconsin and some of the most commonly caught ones are largemouth bass, black crappie, catfish, lake sturgeon, yellow perch, smallmouth bass, northern pike, walleye and more. You can always choose to go fishing on Lake Michigan in Lakeshore State Park or in Half Moon Lake in Eau Claire for a more rural setting. Wherever you choose to fish, you need a fishing license to legally fish.
There is no need to go to a local fishing agent to buy a fishing license as you can get one from the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources' website on a 24/7 basis.
- Buy Your WI Freshwater Fishing License Online
- Wisconsin Resident Fishing License Information
- WI Non-Resident Fishing License Information
- Fishing License Agents in Wisconsin
Freshwater fishing licenses are issued to anglers to legalize their fishing activity. It is best to read up on current fishing laws and regulations to keep current on fishing seasons, bag limits and size limits. These rules and regulations are significant in maintaining vigorous fish populations in Wisconsin.
Part of the money collected from the issuance of fishing licenses are used in the conservation program of the state. There are many ways an angler can contribute in the preservation and conservation programs of Wisconsin. There are many ways we can do to help in the conservation of the fish populations and waterways of Wisconsin.