With over 2,000 public boat access sites and more than 100 developed shore sites, fishing in Wisconsin is accessible by boat and by land. If you are new to fishing in Wisconsin and need to learn the state fishing laws or purchase your fishing license, we have all of the resources and information in this section get you started.

For more detailed information on fishing in Wisconsin, check the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (WDNR) website.

Free Fishing Days in Wisconsin:

New or beginning anglers can experience fishing in Wisconsin without having to purchase a license on one of the state’s Free Fishing Days. Many of these events take place across the country during National Fishing and Boating Week.