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Fishing & Boating

in Racine County

Racine County knows a thing or two about fishing! With enormous Lake Michigan, beautiful inland lakes and the picturesque Root River, we offer something for all anglers. Lake Michigan is home to lake trout, Coho salmon, chinook salmon, brown trout and rainbow trout (steelheads). Whether you launch your own boat, hire a charter boat or fish along the shore, Racine County is an exceptional place to land trophy-sized fish.

Off the shores of Racine, the various underwater ridges are a favorable environment for large salmon and trout. Fishing Charters of Racine is the oldest, largest and most experienced group of sport fishing charter captains in Southeastern Wisconsin.

For an expert resource, go to Salmon Unlimited of Wisconsin, an organization dedicated in supporting the Lake Michigan fishery.

Inland Fishing

Racine County's inland lakes and rivers present many great spots for fishing action!

The Root River runs through parts of Racine and is renowned for fly fishing for chinooks, cohos, steelheads, and brown trout. The Root River Steelhead Facility, located in Lincoln Park off Dominik Drive, is operated by the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources to collect eggs and fish for hatchery purposes. During the spring and fall spawning seasons, you may watch fish through viewing windows and a holding pond.

Brown’s Lake near Burlington has ample bluegill, largemouth bass, Northern pike, walleye, and yellow perch. At its maximum depth, Brown’s Lake runs 50 feet deep and spans 396 square acres. The lake is accessible via four boat ramps. Launch fees apply.

The Fox River in western Racine County offers fishing opportunities as it winds through the communities of Waterford, Rochester and Burlington. It is accessible at several local parks.

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water skiers on Browns Lake

Browns Lake

30327 Durand Ave
Burlington, WI
Boating Fishing Sports

Case-Eagle Park & Jean M. Jacobson Dog Park

310 S Rochester St
Rochester, WI
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charter fishing boat on lake

Double D Charter Fishing Inc.

2204 Shoop St
Racine, WI
Fishing Sports

Eagle Lake Park

23705 Church Rd
Kansasville, WI
Boating Fishing Parks Sports

Echo Veterans Memorial Park

595 Milwaukee Ave
Burlington, WI
Boating Fishing Parks Sports

Horlick Park and Root River Parkway

300 Horlick Dr (Liberty St)
Racine, WI
Fishing Parks Sports Sports Facilities
City of Racine

Jack’s Charter Service

1001 Michigan Blvd
Racine, WI
Fishing Sports

Pritchard Park

2800 Ohio St
Racine, WI
Fishing Hiking Parks Sports
City of Racine

Quarry Lake Park & Karen A. Nelson Memorial Dog Park

3533 Northwestern Ave
Racine, WI
Dog Parks Fishing Parks Sports Swimming
City of Racine

River Bend Nature Center

3600 N Green Bay Rd
Caledonia, WI

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Root River Steelhead Facility

2200 Domanik Dr
Racine, WI
Fishing Sports
City of Racine
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