Fishing in Racine

Racine County knows a thing or two about fishing! With enormous Lake Michigan, beautiful inland lakes and the immense Root River, Racine has something for all anglers. Lake Michigan, viewed as the "deep sea fishing" spot of the Midwest, is home to King Salmon, Coho, Chinook, Brown trout and Rainbow trout! Whether you launch your boat or fish along the shore, Racine is an exceptional place to fish. Off the shores of Racine, the various ridges under water are a favorable environment for trophy-sized fish.

Racine is also home to the DNR Root River Steelhead Facility. This facility is used to collect eggs and fish for hatchery purposes and the public may observe the fish through viewing windows and holding ponds. To say the least, fish will be present! Click here to learn more.

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


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

The Root River, which runs through parts of Racine,If you're looking for an immense amount of Salmon and Trout look no further than the Root River near the dam on HWY MM and HWY 38. Fish species that also run through the Root River include: Chinook, Coho, Steelhead and Brown trout.

Brown's Lake located 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.

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