The Shore Fishing Capitol of Wisconsin!
No boat? No problem! Some of the best shore fishing in Wisconsin is found right here in Marquette County!
Krakow Park (Fox River and Buffalo Lake)
Located on Hwy.22 South in Montello, Krakow Park is just one of the reasons the Montello Area is known as the “Shore Fishing Capital of Wisconsin”
The fishing kicks off by the spillway with a walleye run in the spring, followed by white bass and crappie. As the temperatures rise, the catfish start to come in. On the “lake” side of the park, pan fish are found year-round, along with pike and bass.
Picnic tables, benches, and a handicap accessible wooden fishing pier are located on the lower (north) end of the park. There is also a pier on the corner of the dredge bank. (Please note the bridge tbetween the parking lot and pier by the dam is currently closed off. You have to exit the parking lot and take the sidewalk to the lawn area. From there walk across the lawn to the pier.) There is parking for this area in a lot off of Hwy. 22.
In addition, picnic tables and a path to a bank fishing area are accessible from the upper (south) end of the park at the Water St. entrance. Parking is available on Water St.
Montello City Park (Montello Lake)
Walk through the park and fish the natural shoreline of Montello Lake for pan fish and bass. Located on Doty St. in Montello.
Harrisville (Harris Pond)
Enjoy catching pan fish and bass from the pier at the boat launch off Hwy. B (turn right by the Lutheran Church) or from shore at Water St. at Wm. Lange Park.
Packwaukee Causeway (Fox River and Buffalo Lake)
Catch bass, pike and pan fish from the causeway (Hwy. D) that separates the Fox River from Buffalo Lake. In the fall of 2017 the causeway was reconstructed, adding parking lanes and fishing platforms to make it a great spot to stop and catch a meal!
Montello Upper Fox River (Grand River Lock & Dam)
This is a popular area during the spring fishing runs. Cross the walking bridge and follow the river to a pier on the bend or fish the old locks! Located about 2 miles south of Montello on Hwy. 22 on Lower Locks Road.
Westfield Veterans Memorial Park (Westfield Mill Pond)
This quiet park features an ADA accessible pier for fishing. Parking is on the road. Located at 127 N. Main St.