Lake Wisconsin Special Regulations
Columbia County, Wisconsin

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

General Lake Restrictions


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

Fishing Bag Limits


  • CATFISH
    Open All Year
    No minimum length limit and the daily bag limit is 10.
  • 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.
  • PANFISH (BLUEGILL, PUMPKINSEED, SUNFISH, CRAPPIE AND YELLOW PERCH)
    Open All Year
    No minimum length limit and the daily bag limit is 25.
  • TROUT
    See specific regulations
    http://dnr.wi.gov/topic/fishing/troutregs.html
  • WALLEYE, SAUGER, AND HYBRIDS
    Open All Year
    The minimum length is 15", but walleye, sauger, and hybrids from 20" to 28" may not be kept, and only 1 fish over 28" is allowed. The daily bag limit is 5.
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