All you need to do in summer is find a view of the river or one of the area lakes to see how popular sport fishing is in the Wisconsin Dells area. Popular fishing spots are of course Mirror Lake, The Wisconsin River & Lake Delton. Generally our rivers and lakes contain northern pike, walleye, bass, panfish & catfish. Some locations have musky & sturgeon as well. As you know Lake Delton has just been refilled after last year’s devastation and it will take some time for fishing to recover there.

Fishing Licenses

The easiest way for folks to obtain a Wisconsin fishing license is to simply purchase it online at Wisconsin’s Online Licensing Center. Most licences can be printed directy but some will need to be sent and take 7 to 10 days so to be safe plan ahead.

Fishing License Fees
Wisconsin Residents (Annual)
Individual $20.00
Trout Stamp $10.00
Great Lakes Salmon/Trout $10.00
Senior Citizen $7.00
16/17 Year Old $7.00
Under age 16 no license needed
Annual licenses good April 1 to March 31.

In Wisconsin Dells you can purchase your licence from LAKE DELTON WATERSPORTS – next to the bridge on Highway 12 – Phone (608) 254-8702

Boat Landings

Lake Delton – Free public boat landing at Adams Street and Canyon Road. (see our google map)


Google Map – Sailboat Icons are Landings – Fish & Hook Icon for License Purchases


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