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Fishing from a boat

Looking to land a hawg? Catch a pile of pan fish? Battle a pike? We have it all!

Lake Puckaway is a favorite for trolling walleyes and hooking up with smallies.

The stretch of Fox River between Lake Puckaway and Bufflao Lake is famous for its spring walleye and white bass run.

Looking for a nice bucket mouth? Head over to Buffalo Lake or Lawrence to punch some slop or toss a spinner bait!


Shore fishing

Known as the "Shore Fishing Capitol of Wisconsin," Marquette County offers miles of shoreline for fishing spread out over various bodies of water.


Krakow Park (Fox River and Buffalo Lake)

Located on Hwy.22 South in Montello, Krakow Park is just one of the reasons the Montello Area is known as the “Shore Fishing Capital of Wisconsin”
The fishing kicks off by the spillway with a walleye run in the spring, followed by white bass and crappie. As the temperatures rise, the catfish start to come in. On the “lake” side of the park, pan fish are found year-round, along with pike and bass.
Picnic tables, benches, and a handicap accessible wooden fishing pier are located on the lower (north) end of the park. There is also a pier on the corner of the dredge bank. There is parking for this area in a lot off of Hwy. 22.
In addition, picnic tables and a path to a bank fishing area are accessible from the upper (south) end of the park at the Water St. entrance. Parking is available on Water St.


Montello City Park (Montello Lake)

Walk through the park and fish the natural shoreline of Montello Lake for pan fish and bass. Located on Doty St. in Montello.

Harrisville (Harris Pond)
Enjoy catching pan fish and bass from the pier at the boat launch off Hwy. B (turn right by the Lutheran Church) or from shore at Water St. at Wm. Lange Park.


Packwaukee Causeway (Fox River and Buffalo Lake)

Catch bass, pike and pan fish from the causeway (Hwy. D) that separates the Fox River from Buffalo Lake. In the fall of 2017 the causeway was reconstructed, adding parking lanes and fishing platforms to make it a great spot to stop and catch a meal!

Montello Upper Fox River (Grand River Lock & Dam)

This is a popular area during the spring fishing runs. Cross the walking bridge and follow the river to a pier on the bend or fish the old locks! Located about 2 miles south of Montello on Hwy. 22 on Lower Locks Road.


Westfield Veterans Memorial Park (Westfield Mill Pond)
This quiet park features an ADA accessible pier for fishing. Parking is on the road. Located at 127 N. Main St.

trout fishing

With over 100 miles of Class I, II, and III trout streams, Marquette County is a great place to cast a fly for a brook, brown or rainbow!

Mecan River Fishery Area

The Mecan River Fishery Area contains some of the finest trout streams in central Wisconsin. The waters are generally crystal-clear and support excellent natural trout reproduction through 31.1 miles of the total 48.7 miles of stream length. Chaffee and Wedde Creeks and the Mecan River are three of only a few streams in the entire state that have naturally reproducing rainbow trout populations.

John A Lawton Fishery Area (Tagatz Creek)

John A Lawton Fishery Area (previously named Tagatz Creek Fishery Area) is located in the northwestern quarter of Marquette County. The clear, spring-fed waters of Tagatz Creek have natural brook trout reproduction throughout its 16.2 miles of trout stream length. Tagatz Creek is known as one of the better brook trout streams in southern WI.

Caves Creek Fishery Area
Caves Creek Fishery Area is high quality trout water. The waters are generally crystal clear. There have been stream bank improvement projects throughout the system enhancing the already excellent fishing opportunities. The state ownership is 823 acres of fragmented parcels stretched along the stream’s 14 mile corridor. Some of the acres are held in perpetual easement intended to protect the stream shorelines and provide access to fisherman.
The clear, spring-fed waters of Caves Creek have areas of natural brook trout reproduction throughout its 12.1 miles of stream length. Caves Creek is regarded as one of the better brook trout streams in southern Wisconsin.

Lawrence Creek Fish and Wildlife Area
Lawrence Creek Fish and Wildlife Area is a 961 acre parcel surrounding Lawrence Creek and it’s headwaters. It’s located in the northwestern part of Marquette County and east-central Adams County. The stream is high quality trout water. The waters are generally crystal clear. There have been various stream bank improvement projects within the stream enhancing the already excellent fishing opportunities.

Driving Directions
From the intersection of County Highways A and E in Lawrence, go north on A 0.8 mile, then west on Eagle Avenue 2.5 miles to a parking area north of the road. A trail leads north to the creek

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ice fishing

Montello Lake, Lake Mason, and Lake Puckaway are just a few of the favorite places that hard water anglers head to for excellent ice fishing!

There are also several fisherees throughout the winter on Lake Puckaway, Oxford Mill Pond, Neshkoro Mill Pond, Lake Mason, and Lawrence Lake.

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