Buffalo Lake, Marquette County

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11/14/17 @ 3:42 PM
Hollie
Hollie
USER since 5/5/06

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Fishing Regulations for Buffalo Lake

Waterbodies

General Waterbody Restrictions

Hook and line fishing is open all year for fish species except muskellunge, lake sturgeon, trout, paddlefish and threatened or endangered species.

Motor Trolling is allowed with up to 3 hooks, baits, or lures, per angler.

Fishing Regulations for Buffalo Lake

NOTE: Regulations listed below may not reflect fish species actually found in the lake. See Buffalo Lake's WDNR Lake Page for more information on this lake's characteristics.

Fish Season Regulation

Catfish Open All Year See specific species regulations in this group

Channel catfish Open All Year No minimum length limit and the daily bag limit is 25, 25 in total, but only 24 if one flathead catfish is included..

Flathead catfish Open All Year The minimum length is 30, but flathead catfish from 36" to 42" may not be kept.The daily bag limit is 1.

Panfish (bluegill, pumpkinseed, sunfish, crappie and yellow perch) Open All Year No minimum length limit and the daily bag limit is 25.

Largemouth bass and smallmouth bass Open All Year The minimum length limit is 14" and the daily bag limit is 5.

Muskellunge and hybrids May 6, 2017 to December 31, 2017 The minimum length limit is 40" and the daily bag limit is 1.

Northern pike Open All Year The minimum length limit is 26" and the daily bag limit is 2.

Trout See specific regulations http://dnr.wi.gov/topic/fishing/troutregs.html

Walleye, sauger, and hybrids Open All Year The minimum length limit is 15" and the daily bag limit is 5.

Bullheads Open All Year No minimum length limit and the daily bag limit is unlimited.

Cisco and whitefish Open All Year No minimum length for cisco and whitefish and the daily bag limit is 25 pounds plus one more fish of either species in total.

Lake sturgeon Closed No fishing allowed.

Paddlefish Closed No fishing allowed.

Rock, yellow, and white bass Open All Year No minimum length limit and the daily bag limit is unlimited.

Rough fish Open All Year No minimum length limit and the daily bag limit is unlimited.

Round goby Open All Year The daily bag limit is 0, one may be killed and possessed for transport to a wdnr office.

Ruffe Open All Year The daily bag limit is 0, one may be killed and possessed for transport to a wdnr office.

Shovelnose sturgeon Closed No fishing allowed.

White perch Open All Year The daily bag limit is 0, one may be killed and possessed for transport to a wdnr office.

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Disclaimer DISCLAIMER: Fishing regulations found on this site only apply to inland lakes. All other regulations, including those for trout or salmon, rivers, border waters including the Mississippi River, or the Great Lakes, can be found at http://dnr.wi.gov/topic/fishing/regulations/index.html. This site is not meant to be used as a guide for where to fish. Information on this site is an interpretive summary of Wisconsin's fishing laws and regulations. All fishing regulations listed may not reflect the species found in the lake or flowage. Please check to make sure there is public access and water available for fishing. For complete fishing laws and regulations, consult the Wisconsin State Statutes Chapter 29 or the Administrative Code of the Department of Natural Resources. Consult the legislative website http://docs.legis.wi.gov/ for more information.

Menominee County is a Native American reservation. Find out about tribal policies at tribal headquarters. State laws apply to non-Native Americans fishing on the Menominee Reservation. All waters are closed to hook and line sturgeon fishing.

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11/10/17 @ 8:31 AM
redrockfish
redrockfish
USER since 4/20/11

15 inches 5 fish limit....15 seems wierd seeing it's still technically winnebago system.I just got off the phone with dnr. Glad you asked because I plan on targeting them on buffalo this year should be a walleye factory after reconstruction of dam.

Edited on 11/10/17 8:34 AM
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11/10/17 @ 8:08 AM
YLABWilliams
YLABWilliams
USER since 3/20/07

*Not A Report* Can anyone tell me the size limit for walleye on Buffalo? I can't find it anywhere online. TIA! Also, the lake was almost completely frozen over this morning...hopefully ice fishing time is coming soon.

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11/1/17 @ 6:26 PM
Speez
Speez
USER since 9/13/14

Causeway opened today about noon.

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10/30/17 @ 10:28 AM
Speez
Speez
USER since 9/13/14

Lanes are striped & guardrails are going in now.

Have it on very good authority that it should be open by this weekend

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10/29/17 @ 7:30 AM
craneeye
craneeye
USER since 2/22/11

Is the causeway open to car traffic yet?

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10/9/17 @ 3:27 PM
Speez
Speez
USER since 9/13/14

Scheduled to open 11/15 but they are supposed to lay asphalt & stripe the lanes this week so may open earlier.

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10/9/17 @ 7:35 AM
craneeye
craneeye
USER since 2/22/11

How is the causeway project doing? Does anyone know when it is scheduled to be open for cars to cross. Thanks,

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10/8/17 @ 1:19 PM
thejet
thejet
USER since 6/28/05

Thinking about coming up there for some fishing.  Haven't fished Buffalo since before the new dam was built. Are they catching anything and how is the water level at the launch on Hwy C?

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9/13/17 @ 7:40 PM
Efish3
Efish3
USER since 2/19/10

Don't know what they are catching at the damn ,but they sure leave a mess!

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