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:
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.),
- Scout Lake (wheelchair accessible)
- 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.