How much is a fishing license in Wisconsin?

Fishing licenses in Wisconsin can range from about $3.00 for a Resident Disabled VET fishing license to about $65.00 for a Non Resident Sturgeon license. Take a look below for all the resident and non resident fishing licenses and prices.




PRICES DISCLOSURE: We do our best to stay current, but prices can change without notice to us. The prices below may or may not be the exact current prices for the license(s) listed.

How much does a fishing license cost in Wisconsin?

Wisconsin Resident Annual First-Time Buyer Fishing License | Ages 16 and Older

$5.00  BUY NOW

Wisconsin Resident Annual Fishing License

$20.00  BUY NOW

Wisconsin Resident Annual Junior Fishing License | Ages 16 & 17

$7.00  BUY NOW

Wisconsin Resident Annual Senior Fishing License | Ages 65+

$7.00  BUY NOW

Wisconsin Resident 1-Day Fishing License: This purchase price can be applied towards the upgrade to annual license. Pay an additional $12.75 for an Annual fishing license.

$8.00  BUY NOW

Wisconsin Resident Spousal Fishing License

$31.00  BUY NOW

Wisconsin Resident 2-Day Great Lakes Fishing License: License includes includes Great Lake Salmon/Trout Stamp

$14.00  BUY NOW

Wisconsin Resident 2-Day Inland Lake Trout Fishing License: License includes includes Inland Trout Stamp

$14.00  BUY NOW

Wisconsin Resident Disabled Fishing License: See more information on Disabled Fishing License.

$7.00  BUY NOW

Wisconsin Resident Disabled Veteran Fishing License: See more information on Disabled Veteran Fishing License.

$3.00  BUY NOW

Wisconsin Resident Inland Trout Stamp: 

$10.00  BUY NOW

Wisconsin Resident Great Lake Salmon/Trout Stamp: 

$10.00  BUY NOW

How much is a sturgeon license in Wisconsin?

Wisconsin Resident Upriver Lakes Sturgeon Spearing License: Deadline to purchase this license is October 31

$20.00  BUY NOW

Wisconsin Resident Upriver Lakes Sturgeon Spearing Application: Deadline to submit this application is August 1. 

$3.00  BUY NOW

Wisconsin Resident Sturgeon Hook and Line Inland License: 

$20.00  BUY NOW

Wisconsin Resident Sturgeon Hook and Line in Wisconsin and Michigan License: 

$20.00  BUY NOW

Wisconsin Resident Sturgeon Spearing Lake Winnebago License: Deadline to purchase this license is October 31

$20.00  BUY NOW




How much is a non resident fishing license in Wisconsin?

Wisconsin Non Resident Annual Fishing License

$50.00  BUY NOW

Wisconsin Non Resident Annual Family Fishing License (Primary)Includes children 16 & 17 years old. Does not include grandchildren.

$65.00  BUY NOW

Wisconsin Non Resident First-time Buyer Fishing License

$25.75  BUY NOW

Wisconsin Non Resident 1-Day Fishing License: This purchase price can be applied towards the upgrade to annual license. Pay an additional $40.75 for an Annual fishing license.

$10.00  BUY NOW

Wisconsin Non Resident 4-Day Fishing License

$24.00  BUY NOW

Wisconsin Non Resident 15-Day Fishing License

$28.00  BUY NOW

Wisconsin Non Resident 15-Day Family Fishing LicenseIncludes children 16 & 17 years old. Does not include grandchildren.

$40.00  BUY NOW

Wisconsin Non Resident Military Fishing License

$20.00  BUY NOW

Wisconsin Non Resident 2-Day Great Lake Fishing LicenseLicense includes includes Great Lake Salmon/Trout Stamp

$20.00  BUY NOW

Wisconsin Non Resident Inland Trout Stamp

$10.00  BUY NOW

Wisconsin Non Resident Great Lake Salmon/Trout Stamp

$10.00  BUY NOW

How much is a non resident sturgeon license?

Wisconsin Non Resident Sturgeon Spearing Lake Winnebago License: Deadline to purchase this license is October 31

$65.00  BUY NOW

Wisconsin Non Resident Upriver Lakes Sturgeon Spearing License: Deadline to purchase this license is October 31

$65.00  BUY NOW

Wisconsin Non Resident Sturgeon Hook and Line Inland License: 

$50.00  BUY NOW

Wisconsin Non Resident Military Sturgeon Hook and Line Inland License: 

$20.00  BUY NOW

Wisconsin Non Resident Sturgeon Hook and Line in Wisconsin and Michigan License: 

$50.00  BUY NOW

Wisconsin Non Resident Military Sturgeon Hook and Line in Wisconsin and Michigan License: 

$20.00  BUY NOW

Wisconsin Non Resident Upriver Lakes Sturgeon Spearing Application: Deadline to submit this application is August 1. 

$3.00  BUY NOW

Where can I buy a fishing license?

Here are some of the best places to fish in Wisconsin.

All information listed above can also be seen on the fishing license page of the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources website.

Frequently Asked Questions

Question: At what age do you need a fishing license to fish in Wisconsin?

Answer: Wisconsin requires all persons ages 16 and older to possess a valid fishing license to fish in the state.

Question: I am a Wisconsin resident on active duty in the US military. Do I have to have a fishing license in Wisconsin?

Answer: No. Wisconsin residents born before 1927 and active duty military on furlough or leave are NOT required to have a fishing license to fish in Wisconsin.

Question: I am a Wisconsin resident and have not bought a fishing license in over 10 years. How do I get one?

Answer: Wisconsin actually offers discounted fishing licenses for first-time anglers (resident and nonresident) or those that have not purchased a fishing license for 10 or more year in the state of Wisconsin.

Question: I heard that Wisconsin offers discounted fishing license rates if you refer a person and they purchase a license. Is this true?

Answer: Yes. Wisconsin resident anglers who recruit someone new to purchase a first-time buyer license can earn points toward a reduced-price license of their choice.