Fish of Wisconsin


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 Types of Game fish in Wisconsin

What is a Game Fish? According to the WI DNR ( Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources ) – “Game fish are defined as all varieties of fish (including those commonly referred to as panfish) except rough fish and minnows. Rough fish include: suckers, carp, goldfish, redhorse, freshwater drum, burbot, bowfin, gar, buffalo, lamprey, alewife, gizzard shad, smelt, mooneye, and carpsuckers. Minnows include: suckers, mud minnow, madtoms, stonecat, killifish, stickleback, trout perch, darters, sculpins, and all species in the minnow family (except goldfish and carp).”

Wisconsin Popular and Common Game Fish

  • Black Crappie – Panfish
  • Bluegill – Panfish
  • Channel Catfish
  • Flathead Catfish
  • Lake Sturgeon
  • Largemouth Bass
  • Musky, Muskie or Muskellunge
  • Northern Pike
  • Rock Bass
  • Smallmouth Bass
  • Striped Bass
  • Walleye
  • White Crappie - Panfish
  • Yellow Perch – Panfish

 

List of Game fish in Wisconsin

Always check Local Fishing Regulations!

 


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