Take a Kid Fishing

Children under age 16 don’t need a fishing license in Wisconsin. Adults may assist children in fishing, without a license. Examples of assisting are casting out and then handing the pole to the child, unsnagging, or fixing a line.

Fishing Areas
  • Coolidge Springs Trout Ranch
    • Location: W6981 Trout Pond Road, Fifield, WI 54524
      Ph: 715-339-4484
    • Notes: Private trout fishing pond open to the public. Poles, bait and cleaning services available; no license required and no limit enforced
  • Elk Lake Park
    • Notes: Offers a handicap accessible fishing pier plus other shorefishing spots along a nice shoreline trail; new boat landing and playground/pavilion area
  • Hines Park
    • Notes: Offers a great floating handicap accessible fishing pier plus other shore fishing spots, a nice park / playground, boat landing, and river walk trail
  • Patterson Lake
    • Location: On Highway 182, 13 miles east of Park Falls
    • Notes: Offers shoreline-based fishing along much of the lakeshore near a township boat landing / parking area; great little stocked trout lake
  • Prentice Park
    • Notes: All shoreline-based fishing along a village picnic area / park
  • Solberg Lake County Park
    • Notes: Shoreline fishing, fishing pier, boat dock, boat landing, sandy beach, picnic area, shelter, playground, sand volleyball, nature / hiking trail, and campsites