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Fishing is an important occupation and recreational activity in Wisconsin. Regardless of your level of expertise, check out the following Web sites to get more information on fishing in the Great Lakes region. For more reading material, be sure to visit our recommended reading list.


Fish and Fisheries of the Great Lakes Region
Information on fishing all the Great Lakes from the Great Lakes Information Network.

Fish Identification Database
UW Sea Grant, UW Center for Limnology and the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources have partnered to produce this Web site to help Wisconsinites identify native fish. Users can identify a fish by physical features, family, or species. The site also provides a list of all Wisconsin fish and a glossary of terms.

Fishing Wisconsin
This Wisconsin Department of Natural Resource's all-inclusive Web site contains information for both the experienced and beginning angler. The site includes fishing regulations, license information, season dates, advice on where to fish and more.

Lake Maps
The Wisconsin DNR collection of lake maps organized by county.

Lake Michigan Fisheries Home Page
Those planning a Lake Michigan fishing trip should find much of interest at this site from DNR’s Bureau of Fisheries and Habitat Protection. Included are fishing news and reports, weather forecasts, water temperature, fish identification information, fishing regulations and more.

UW Sea Grant Fish of the Great Lakes
From profiles of Great Lakes fish to guidelines to safely preparing and eating these fish, this Wisconsin Sea Grant Web site has a wealth of information. Also includes the entire text of George Becker's Fishes of Wisconsin!

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