Seven Secret Fishing Spots in Walworth County

Summer is the best time to cast your lines here in Walworth County! With over 25 lakes, ponds, and streams, finding a fishing hot spot is easier than you’d think. We’ve rounded up the best Fishing Spots from Whitewater, to Burlington, and everywhere in between to help you plan for your next day on the water.

Delavan Lake, Delavan

Just minutes away from the bustling streets of downtown Lake Geneva, Delavan Lake is a fisherman’s paradise! This spring fed lake is a notable Muskie breeding ground and is surrounded by top-notch resorts, summer homes, and beautiful public access parks. Spend some time in the secluded inlet or make your way to the bustling shoreline and you’re sure to bring home quite the catch at supper time

Mill Pond Park, East Troy

Looking for a laid-back spot to take the kiddos and enjoy some time observing wildlife? Head out to Mill Pond in East Troy! The pond is teeming with bluegill and home to hundreds of turtles, making it a great place to observe the animals in the wild. Pack a lunch and enjoy a pondside picnic and peruse the trail system for a short hike.

Silver Lake, Elkhorn

Located 3.9 miles from Elkhorn, Silver Lake is home to a sizable population of Largemouth Bass, Trout, Panfish, and even Catfish! Fish from the shoreline, or hop in a canoe to test your luck on the water.

Helen Rohner Children’s Fishing Park, Williams Bay

Just off of Highway 67 in Williams Bay lies the Helen Rohner Children’s Fishing Park! In honor of local resident Helen Rohner, the fishing park is perfect for kiddos of all ages looking to try their hand at fishing. The park features access to the Southwick Creek (a hot spot for Brown Trout), worm digging area, Native American History Trail, playground, and wetland boardwalk. Fishing classes are offered through Geneva Lake Conservancy throughout the summer season.

Whitewater & Rice Lakes, Whitewater

Nestled inside the Kettle Moraine State Forrest Southern Unit, Whitewater and Rice Lakes are teeming with fish, wildlife, and natural beauty. Notable species include Walleye, Northern Pike, Perch, and Bass. With the towering forest, rocky outcroppings, and unbelievable views, its easy to forget you’re in Wisconsin and not in a fairytale forest.

Rushing Waters Fishery, Palmyra

At Rushing Waters Fisheries you can catch your fish and eat it too! Pack up the whole family and head to the Fishing Park! No fishing pole? No problem! The Fishery has poles, nets, and bait for you to borrow and use for a small donation. When you’re done fishing, take your catch into the market and have it cleaned up to take home and cook up for supper. We can guarantee you’ll make memories that will last a lifetime!

Looking for more great spots to drop a line? Take a peek at our Fishing Directory! Don’t forget to stock up on bait from Lakeside Bait and Tackle before you head out to your next fishin’ hole.

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