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Lake Winnebago

WI (Calumet, Fond du Lac, Winnebago)

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    What you need to know about fishing Lake Winnebago

    Lake Winnebago is the largest inland body of water in the state of Wisconsin and premier destination for trophy walleyes. The 132,000-acre giant has a maximum depth of only about 21 feet with an average depth of 15 feet with limited bottom variability and structure. Although diverse in species like smallmouth bass, largemouth bass, sturgeon, catfish and muskies, anglers travel great distances to search for walleyes. Using sonar to find fish is an important first step for a successful fishing day on the water. Fish are commonly moving throughout Lake Winnebago following schools of baitfish so finding a bait ball or classic sonar arc on the depth finder screen means you’ve found them. Walleyes tend to migrate in the early spring to spawn north of the Lake in the Fox River but they move back down into the bigger lake as the water warms in the summer months. Walleyes will hit a wide variety of jig and minnow or soft plastic combinations, but bright colors will bring higher success due limited water clarity. More details on historical clarity ratings in Lake Winnebago can be found here: Secchi Disk Readings.

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    Surface Area

    534.17 sq. km

    Avg. Depth

    0 ft.

    Species Present

    Walleye, Largemouth Bass, Smallmouth Bass, Muskie, Catfish, Sturgeon

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