Fishing

Marina  |  Spring Fishing Clinics for Kids

You'll enjoy better fishing at the park lagoons due to the stocking efforts of the Hunger Task Force Farm & Fish Hatchery and the Department of Natural Resources. Rainbow trout and 6- to 11-inch yellow perch are among the fish stocked. Bag limits are posted at the lagoons.

Parks offering fishing include:

 

 Park  Address   Stocked?  Deck/Amenities  Notes
Brown Deer  7835 N. Green Bay Rd.  deck  
Dineen  6901 W. Vienna St.  deck  
Estabrook  4400 N. Estabrook Dr.    
Grant         See Oak Creek Pkwy listing
Greenfield  2028 S. 124 St.    
Holler  5151 S. 6 St.    
Humboldt  3000 S. Howell Ave.    
Kletzsch  6560 N. Milwaukee River Pkwy.      Chinook Salmon are stocked in Lake Michigan. They migrate along the Milwaukee River Pkwy
Kosciuszko  712 W. Becher St.    
McCarty  8214 W. Cleveland Ave.    
McGovern  5400 N. 51 St.  deck  
McKinley  1750 N. Lincoln Memorial Dr.  breakwall pier
fish cleaning station
 Lake Michigan is stocked
I-794 Eastbound Exit Ramp to Lincoln Memorial Drive to Close Nov. 4-Fall 2015
As part of the Hoan Bridge project, the exit ramp to Lincoln Memorial Drive will be closed. The LMD southbound entrance ramp to I-794 East (Southbound) will also close during this time.
See the WI DOT website for details
Milwaukee River Pkwy  north of Hampton Ave.    pier
(40 yds of grass turf between road and pier)
   Chinook Salmon are stocked in Lake Michigan. They migrate along the Milwaukee River Pkwy
Mitchell Park  524 S. Layton Blvd.    
Oak Creek Pkwy  E. Hawthorne Ave.,
 between 6th & 10th Ave.
   
Saveland  3700 S. 2 St.    
Scout Lake  5902 W. Loomis Rd.  pier   
Sheridan  4800 S. Lake Dr.  ramp  
South Shore  2900 S. Shore Dr.  fish cleaning station  Lake Michigan is stocked
Veterans  1010 N. Lincoln Memorial Dr.  promenade
( along sea wall)

 "Juneau Park Lagoon" which is located in Veterans Park is stocked

I-794 Eastbound Exit Ramp to Lincoln Memorial Drive to Close Nov. 4-Fall 2015
As part of the Hoan Bridge project, the exit ramp to Lincoln Memorial Drive will be closed. The LMD southbound entrance ramp to I-794 East (Southbound) will also close during this time.
See the WI DOT website for details

Washington  1859 N. 40 St.  deck  
Wilson  1601 W. Howard Ave.    

 

Fishing Licenses
All anglers will need a fishing license and inland trout stamp – except persons under 16 and Wisconsin residents born before Jan. 1, 1927. The Wisconsin Dept. of Natural Resources determines fishing regulations (external link).

Fishing Licenses are available in the Milwaukee County Clerk's Office

For stocking information, call the DNR Urban Fisheries Hotline at (414) 263-8494.

Note: Boats are not permitted on lagoons without the written permission of the Parks Division.

 

 

 

Spring Fishing Clinics for Children
(Age 15 & Under) 

Saturday, April 12, 2014
 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Take your children, age 15 and under, to a FREE fishing clinic. Members of local fishing clubs will teach fishing basics to ensure safety and fun. Children will learn fish identification, knot typing, equipment use, fishing techniques, and safety.
Clinics will begin on the hour from 9 a.m.–2 p.m. Use our equipment or bring your own. A limited number of rods and reels will be available for clinic use by those children without equipment.

Children 6 and under must be accompanied by an adult.

Groups of 20 or more: Call (414) 263-8614 or (414) 263-8494 to make arrangements prior to attending the program.

Attend a clinic at
For addresses to these parks, scroll to the top of the page

  • Brown Deer  
  • Grant–Oak Creek (Mill Pond on Oak Creek Pkwy.), 
  • Greenfield 
  • Humboldt 
  • McCarty
  • McGovern
  • Mitchell 
  • Scout Lake (wheelchair accessible) 
  • Sheridan 
  • Washington  (wheelchair accessible)
  • Wilson Park
     

This program is free and open to the public. For details, call the DNR at (414) 263-8614 or (414) 263-8494.

 

Fishing in the parks can be year-round recreation when you consider ice-fishing.

 



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