Lake Winnebago Special Regulations
Calumet County, Wisconsin

Below are special fishing regulations for Lake Winnebago as regulated by the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources. For complete fishing regulations for Wisconsin click here.

General Lake Restrictions


  • Bag limits are for fish caught in all lakes in the WINNEBAGO CHAIN including CINCOE LAKE, LAKE BUTTE DES MORTS, LAKE POYGAN, LAKE WINNECONNE, PARTRIDGE CROP LAKE, PARTRIDGE LAKE

Fishing Bag Limits


  • 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
    May 5, 2018 to September 30, 2018
    The minimum length is 30, but flathead catfish from 36" to 42" may not be kept.The daily bag limit is 1.
  • 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 5, 2018 to December 31, 2018
    The minimum length limit is 50" and the daily bag limit is 1.
  • NORTHERN PIKE
    May 5, 2018 to March 3, 2019
    The minimum length limit is 26" and the daily bag limit is 2.
  • PANFISH (BLUEGILL, PUMPKINSEED, SUNFISH, CRAPPIE AND YELLOW PERCH)
    Open All Year
    No minimum length limit and the daily bag limit is 25.
  • SAUGER AND HYBRIDS
    Open All Year
    The daily bag limit is 1.
  • TROUT
    See specific regulations
    http://dnr.wi.gov/topic/fishing/troutregs.html
  • WALLEYE, SAUGER, AND HYBRIDS
    Open All Year
    No minimum length limit and the daily bag limit is 5, 5 in total; only 1 may be a sauger or hybrid.
Please note that the special regulations above my be revised at any time by the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources without notice. For complete fishing regulations check with your local DNR