The Wisconsin River is actually a tributary of the Great Mississippi River. The Wisconsin River fishing season runs year round with a variety of fish abundant. The river continues north through the state almost reaching the upper peninsula of Michigan. There are many creeks and streams that run from the river that are great for fishing. As with any other river or lake in the state, you must have a Wisconsin fishing license to fish. All of these popular fishing spots are open to the public.
Wisconsin River Fishing at Mill Creek
DNR Ranger Station
5808 Cty. C
Spring Green, WI. 53588
Mill creek is about 2 miles from Spring Green. Large and small mouth bass and bluegill are found in this area. This is a public area with nearby bait and tackle stores and other services. This is a great place for a peaceful time on the water.
Wisconsin River Fishing at Wilson Creek
Hook and Bullet Fishing Maps
Wilson Creek is only 3 miles from your Spring Green Inn and is a great place for fishing. This creek runs from the Wisconsin River into the Blue Hole Lake. Fish like this area because the water is moving and there are plenty of places for hiding.
Wisconsin River Fishing at Lowery Creek
306 E. Wilson St.
Madison, WI. 53703
This is a great place for whitewater rafting and fishing. The creek is located just north of the Wright Dam. The dam is named for Frank Lloyd Wright who was a famous architect from the area. This spot is close to some of the beautiful scenery in the Spring Green area such as Percussion Rock, Midway Farm, and Peck's Landing.
Wisconsin River Fishing at Cynthia Slough
PO Box 145
Princeton, WI. 54968-0145
Cynthia Slough is a small 13-acre lake off the Wisconsin River. It is abundant with bass, crappie, walleye, catfish and even spotted bass. The temperature of the lake is great for crappie. Watching the water for birds scooping up minnows will tell you where the crappie is, because they feed on minnows. The Slough can be accesses from Shifflet Road which turns south off of Madison street in Spring Green. Fish species include bluegill, large and small mouthed bass, northern pike, and walleye in this lake.
Wisconsin River Fishing: Spring Green Bridge
259 E. Jefferson St.
Spring Green, WI. 52588
Wet wading is popular when fly fishing for trout around the bridge on Highway 23 just south of Spring Green. It's only minutes from your Spring Green Bed and Breakfast and is a hot spot for fishing. Trout are abundant in the backwaters of the Wisconsin River. The current can be swift and powerful, so take absolute caution when wading. Helena Marsh, just below the bridge is a popular place for pan fishermen, especially in early spring and mid-summer. There are also some catfish in the deep holes close to the bridge. If you stay out in the channel, it's best to have a boat. There are boat launches along the river. Talk to local townspeople and fishermen for boat dock locations.