When can you ice fish in Wisconsin?

When can you ice fish in Wisconsin?

Typically in Wisconsin there’s a layer of ice around late December or early January. The season lasts as long as there’s safe ice, generally March or April, although there have been years when ice-out happens in May.

Can you go ice fishing in Wisconsin?

Ice fishing in Wisconsin is just part of the year-round sport of Wisconsin fishing. As we say, “The best time to fish is whenever you can!” Ice fishing actually makes up a quarter of the annual catch in Wisconsin.

Where is the best ice fishing in Wisconsin?

Best Ice Fishing Spots in Wisconsin

  • Green Bay. Green Bay is a basin of Lake Michigan and is a large body of water that covers 2,000,000 acres and has some of the best ice fishing on the planet.
  • Lake Winnebago.
  • Black Oak Lake.
  • Dairyland Reservoir.
  • Boom Lake.

What bait do you use for ice fishing?

ICE FISHING BAIT For ice fishing live bait, try wax worms (bee moth larva), maggots, spikes (fly larvae), wigglers (mayfly larvae) or minnows. You can drop your bait and leave it alone, or you can slowly jig to attract the fish. Ice fishing jigging also works with artificial ice fishing bait.

How many ice fishing rods can you use in Wisconsin?

Hooks, baits and lures all count toward the total of three (3). As a result, the maximum number of poles/rods/lines is three (3) as long as you have only one (1) bait on each pole/rod/line. More than one bait per line will require you to use fewer than three (3) poles/rods/lines.

How thick is the ice in WI?

Most areas have an ice thickness of 8-9″ with some spots at 4-5″. Gaven Brault is a Conservation Warden for the Wisconsin DNR. The general area he watches includes the lower Bay all the way up to Pensaukee on the western shores.

What is the best place to fish in Wisconsin?

13 Top-Rated Fishing Lakes in Wisconsin

  1. Big Saint Germain Lake. Anietra holding a musky on Big Saint Germain Lake | Photo Copyright: Anietra Hamper.
  2. Lake Winnebago.
  3. Eau Claire Chain of Lakes.
  4. Jute Lake.
  5. Kickapoo River.
  6. Mississippi River Pool 10.
  7. Black Earth Creek.
  8. Barge Fishing Mississippi River.

What is the biggest fish in Wisconsin?

John J. Procai, Danbury, has perhaps the biggest fish story in Wisconsin and photos to prove it. Procai spent 50 minutes bringing in a 170.5 pound sturgeon on Saturday, September 22. The fish measured in at 79 inches in length and 39 inch girth.