Fishing At Lake Wisconsin
AKA: Wisconsin Reservoir
What to fish for...
Fishing for largemouth bass, smallmouth bass, channel catfish, flathead catfish, black crappie, walleye, bluegill, yellow perch, muskie, northern pike and sturgeon at Lake Wisconsin in Wisconsin.
The Wisconsin River flows into Lake Wisconsin bringing fertile water, creating a healthy fishery for bass, walleye, perch, crappie, sunfish, muskie, northern pike, catfish and sturgeon. The dam at Prairie du Sac creates this 9,500-acre reservoir in the south-central part of the state, at Merrimac, WI. Whether you prefer to fish from a boat, or from the bank, there are 57 miles of shoreline to explore. Around the lake there are more than a dozen boat launch ramps, parks and public access areas. Boat rental outlets on the water offer pontoons, canoes, kayaks, power boats and fishing boats for rent by the day or the hour.
Primary fish species residing in Lake Wisconsin
Click images for fishing tips and details about each species.
Lake Wisconsin Amenities
Boat Rental: YES
Boat Launch Ramp: YES
RV Hookups: YES
Convenience Store: YES
Bait & Tackle: YES
Today's Weather & Forecast
Fishing Boat Rentals
Burhop's Lakeside Lodge
Rentals: Fishing boats and pontoon boats
Lake Wisconsin Watersports
Rentals: Pontoon boats
Public Boat Launch Ramps & Landings
Aleway Public Boat Launch Ramp
Located in the southwest section of the lake, south side, off Lake Drive, this is a one-lane, concrete ramp with street parking.
Anderson Novak Memorial Boat Launch Ramp
Located in the southwest section of the lake, west side, off VFW Drive, this is a two-lane, concrete ramp with a dock and paved parking.
Fingers Boat Launch Ramp
Located mid lake, east side, off Park Street, this is a one-lane, concrete ramp with a dock and limited, street parking.
O'Kee Public Boat Launch Ramp
Located mid lake, on the southeast side of the lake, off Old Sauk Road, this is a two-lane, concrete ramp with a dock and paved parking.
Whalen Grade Boat Launch Ramp
Located in the northeast section of the lake, off County Road V, this is a one-lane, concrete ramp with a dock and paved parking.
Click here for a Wisconsin Fishing License.
Campgrounds & RV Parks Nearby
Lake Wisconsin Campground - 608 635-0348
Smokey Hollow Campground - 608 635-4806
Merry Macs Campground - 608 493-2367
Lake Wisconsin WI Map - Fishing & Camping Areas
Lake Wisconsin Campground
N3204 Co Rd V
Poynette, WI 53955
Fishing lakes in each state.
Lake Wisconsin in Wisconsin.
General Fishing Info
Information about fishing lakes in WI
Lake Wisconsin offers quality bass, walleye, perch, crappie, sunfish, muskie, northern pike, catfish and sturgeon fishing in south-central Wisconsin.