Five Tips for Catching Wisconsin Catfish

Use the Right Bait – The right bait to use will depend on which type of catfish you’re seeking out. They are all attracted to different things and even though stink baits seem to get the most attention from catfish, it’s not always the best option. This will partly depend on which type of catfish you’re seeking out.

Know Where to Go Catfishing – Learn a little about the part of Wisconsin that you’re in so, you’ll have a better idea where to look for the type of catfish you would like to reel in. There are many different places to go catfishing so you do have lots of options.

These five tips can help you have a more productive and fun time fishing for the mighty catfish while in Wisconsin. Apply them to your next fishing trip and you should see a positive difference in the outcome.

Where to Look For Wisconsin Catfish
There are many places to go catfishing in Wisconsin so you will always be able to find a great place to go no matter which part of the state you’re in. Some of the more popular lakes found in Wisconsin that are the home to a variety of catfish are listed below. These will help you have an idea of where to get started if you’re new to the state or just visiting for awhile.

Lakes located in Wisconsin:
Fence Lake
Lake Superior
Lake Geneva
Green Lake
Grindstone Lake
Beaver Dam Lake
Lake Winnebago
Shell Lake
Lake Monona
Lake Kegonsa
Lake Winnebago
Lake Michigan
Tomahawk Lake
Twin Lake
Trout Lake
Castle Rock Lake

These are some of the main fishing lakes found in Wisconsin but there are many more places where you’ll find catfish to be plentiful. For example, there are many reservoirs, streams, rivers and ponds that are full of catfish as well. All you need to do is get out there and spend a little time finding the best location in your area. Have a great time reeling in those Wisconsin catfish.

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Dan Eggertsen is a fellow catfish fishing enthusiast to the point of obsession. :) He's been providing solid advice on catfish fishing since 2004.

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