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Lake Winnebago is the nation’s second largest inland freshwater lake.  It is 28 miles long, 11 miles wide and covers 137,700 acres.  It is so big that it takes up space in 3 different counties including Winnebago, Fond du Lac and Calumet.  The lake covers 85 miles of shoreline and you can find plenty of lighthouses, launch ramps, harbors, parks and restaurants around the water.  The lake is very popular for a variety of outdoor activities.  There is plenty of room on the lake for everyone.

Fishing Tips

The fishing on Lake Winnebago is excellent.  It is a large lake, but it is not as overwhelming as some would think.  It is known as a great numbers lake for walleye and there are many other species of fish that you can catch here too.  Take a look at our Lake Winnebago Fishing Tips page for more fishing information.

line-3See How It Ranks

Lake Winnebago Points Points Possible
Ability to catch a lot of fish 1.5 2
Ability to catch trophy fish 1 2
Good for multiple species of fish 1 1
Guides & Charters 1 1
Scenic 0.75 1
Quality lodging options 0.75 1
Dining options 1 1
Area businesses relating to boat storage, rentals, repair, etc. 1 1
Positive Score 8
Overly Crowded 0 Minus 1
Overly Expensive 0 Minus 1
Negative Score 0
Total Score 8
Highest Score Possible 10

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