The Apostle Islands and surrounding area offer anglers opportunities to catch Lake Trout, Brown Trout, Brook Trout, Rainbow Trout, and Coho Salmon.
A Few Reminders For Prospective Fishermen:
Weather conditions on Lake Superior can change rapidly. Keep current weather forecasts in mind and do not ignore obvious weather signs. If your boat is of unsuitable size for anticipated weather conditions, do not go out. Be sure that all required safety items are on board.
A Wisconsin fishing license and Great Lakes trout/salmon stamp are required for fishing in the park. Season dates, closed areas, line and fish limits as well as certain method restrictions are enforced by both the National Park Service and State officers.
You can find up-to-date Wisconsin Fishing Regulations on-line at the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources site. A pamphlet containing the regulations may also be obtained at DNR offices and other locations where licenses are sold.
Spring Season (Ice-Out to Late May/Early June):
The best dates for this fishing varies from year to year, but during this period the water temperatures near shore attract large numbers of trout and salmon. The