Posted July 25, 2018 12:07:25Wisconsin’s fishing license requirements vary depending on where you live and where you fish, but a couple of key things to keep in mind.
If you’re fishing in a lake, you’ll need to purchase your license from the Department of Natural Resources.
For lakes with a body of water less than 100 feet deep, you can buy a fishing license from any county office.
In some cases, the county office will charge you a fee to purchase the license, so you’ll have to be sure to get the license in person.
In Wisconsin, you need to present your fishing license to a county office or to a Wisconsin Department of Justice office, depending on what you plan to do with it.
For example, if you plan on fishing for trout or bass in a lakeshore, you may have to show a valid fishing license.
For larger lakes, like rivers, you might need to buy a license from a lake commission or the state.
To find out more about which lakes need a fishing licence, click here.
If your fishing is on a lake or river, you will need to have a Wisconsin fishing license in order to fish in the lake or lake basin.
You must also have your license and proof of identification in your possession at all times, including while fishing, unless you are a qualified person and have been issued a Wisconsin license by a county or department of natural resources.
If, after visiting a county department of public safety office, you still need to apply for a license, you must present a copy of your Wisconsin license, which must be in a sealed envelope, with a photo ID showing your name and address.
The Department of Public Safety offers a number of services, like issuing fishing licenses and issuing fishing guides, that help make fishing a safer and more enjoyable experience for everyone.
You can learn more about fishing licenses by visiting the department’s website.
You also can get the most up-to-date information on the state’s fishing regulations and laws at the Department’s website, which is available at www.wisconsin.gov/fishlicense.
If you have questions about your fishing or hunting license, contact your local department of law or police department.