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Bass Fishing in Wisconsin

Bass Fishing in Wisconsin


Wisconsin is one of the best places to fish for bass especially the small mouth bass. However there are many places to find the largemouth bass as well. Beaver Dam Lake, Turtle Flambeau Flowage and Willow Reservoir, Big Eau Pleine Reservoir, Castle Rock Lake, Fence Lake, Gile Flowage, Green Lake, Grindstone Lake, Lake Koshkonong , Holcombe Flowage, Lac Vieux Desert, Lake Butte des Morts, Lake Chetac, Lake du Bay, Lake Geneva, Lake Kegonsa, , Lake Michigan, Lake Monona, Lake Mendota, Lake Pepin, Lake Poygan, Lake Puckaway, Lake Superior, Lake Winnebago, Lake Wisconsin, Lake Wissota, Long Lake, Namekagon Lake, North Twin Lake, Pelican Lake, Petenwell Lake, Rainbow Flowage, Shawano Lake, Shell Lake, Tomahawk Lake, Trout Lake. The Wisconsin record for largemouth bass has been set in Ripley Lake with 11 pounds and 3 oz. fish, and for the small mouth records has been homed by Indian Lake.


Bass are one the most aggressive type fish present in Wisconsin. They usually chase after any of their favourite foods and for this reason they could best be caught when they are feeding or when they are about to feed. Bass would generally eat anything that they can catch and fit in their mouth. Small fishes, snails, worms, insects etc. are the main food of bass.


In Wisconsin the small mouth bass are generally located in cooler waters, whereas the largemouth bass are generally found in warm waters.  Small mouth bass can be found in waters that are slightly stained and have a mild current.  Similarly the largemouth bass are usually found in slightly stained water with little current. Temperatures between 15 degrees to 26 degrees C are perfectly ideal for this fish.


Small mouth bass are one of the best game fish in Wisconsin as they are very fast and strong and therefore put up a real fight with the anglers. These fish can be largely found in the lakes stated above especially in rocky areas and also gravel areas. A wide range of baits could be used to fish for bass in Wisconsin.  Plastic worms, spinner baits, jigs, spoons etc. could be used to catch great bass.

Overall fishing for bass in Wisconsin is a great pleasure and for anglers who enjoy fishing for tough game fish bass would be perfectly ideal. Also if you decide to fish for bass in Wisconsin you should always check the weather to make sure that you will not come back empty handed as in winter time you might have to go deep to be able to catch bass. However, generally cloudy day with stained or murky water is perfectly ideal for bass fishing in Wisconsin.