Fishing in Green Lake, WI SHORELINE FISHING There are many great fishing options that don’t require a boat. Deacon Mills Park, Playground Park, Sunset Park, Hattie Sherwood Park and the city pier located between Hattie Sherwood Beach and downtown Green Lake are all great spots to fish from shore. ICE FISHING Green Lake provides an exciting amount of fish throughout winter. As the ice thickens to support shacks, contact a guide to take you on an adventure of a lifetime. And if you think it is cold on the ice—guess again—heated shacks allow for hours of fun. Get creative and cook-up fresh fish right as they’re caught and you won’t need to head to shore all day! Join us for our ice fishing tournament during WinterFest on Big Green the last Saturday in February. FISHING LICENSES A fishing license is required in Wisconsin for anyone 16 or older. You can pick one up at any local bait shop. Fishing regulations, including minimum lengths, bag limits, and more, vary by lake. For more information, go to dnr.wi.gov. GUIDE SERVICES If you are serious about hooking up, hiring a guide can really pay off. Their knowledge of the area and conditions can mean the difference between going home with a fish fry or dining out. Click here for a list of guide services. BOAT LAUNCHES/LAUNCH FEES Boat launch fees for Green Lake boat launches are: Daily Pass: $7.00. Annual Pass (Resident): $30 Annual Pass (Non-Resident): $40 CITY OF GREEN LAKE LAUNCHES (Park Drive Launch, Canal Street Launch & Hattie Sherwood Launch) City launch passes can be purchased in person at City Hall (M-F) or at the launch via cash (drop box), credit or debit card (QR code at launch). COUNTY LAUNCHES (Dodge Memorial Park & Sunset Park) Daily launch passes can be purchased at the launch via credit or debit card (no cash) or in person at Green Lake County office (M-F). Seasonal passes can be purchased at the county office or by mail via the application at greenlakecountywi.gov/departments/treasurer. TOWN OF GREEN LAKE LAUNCHES (Horner’s Landing & Little Green Lake Landings) There is a cash-only donation box at the Town of Green Lake launches for daily pass fees. Annual passes can be purchased by mail via the boat launch application at www.townofgreenlake.gov/2023-boat-launch-pass-application.