National Go Fishing Day is a celebratory day to take a break from your daily routine to cast your line and catch a big one (plus, who needs another excuse to go fishing on a Tuesday!). Grab some fellow anglers, your fishing gear and some snacks (oh, and don’t forget the sunscreen!), and go check out a few of Captain Greg’s favorite fishing spots in Wisconsin.
1. Bay of Green Bay
If you’re looking to walleye fish, look no further! The Bay of Green Bay has some of the best walleye fishing in the state, making it one of Greg’s favorite fishing spots. The gold tint on the fish also make them a beautiful catch to show off for photos! He’s also a fan of catching the smallmouth bass that like to live and swim in the fresh waters of the bay. Plan on fishing the Bay of Green Bay? Check out this need-to-know information before heading out on the water.
2. Lake Winnebago System
The Lake Winnebago System is one of Captain Greg’s favorite bodies of water. With over 200 miles of fishable waters, this series of lakes, dams and rivers is home to many fish including walleye, perch, crappie, white bass, sauger, sturgeon and more (there’s just too many fish to list!). Greg also loves the variety of ways to fish on the Lake Winnebago System. Some of his favorites include trolling, slip bobbering, jigging, pulling flies and casting. Check out Captain Greg catching perch on the Lake Winnebago System!
3. The Madison Chain of Lakes
There are several lakes in Madison including Mendota, Monona, Waubesa, Wingra and Kegonsa. Captain Greg loves catching the big bluegill found in the Madison Chain of Lakes and plans on spending some of his days in retirement fishing this body of water (so if you can’t find him, you know where to look!). Unsure if the Madison lakes are a good place to fish? Travel Wisconsin named Lake Mendota as one of the best places to fish in 2017!
Whether you check out some of Captain Greg’s favorite fishing spots (or your favorites) on National Go Fishing Day , snap a photo of your fishing adventure and share with us on our Facebook page!