The Madison area is known for its quality of life, cosmopolitan atmosphere, famous university…and lakes with great fishing. The combination of all factors always makes this city high on the list of “most desirable cities” to live and work in, including a State Capitol and university located on the banks of one of the lakes. The city is also a perfect jumping-off point for day trips to dozens of picturesque communities in the beautiful surrounding countryside. Appealing side trips might include the Mount Horeb Mustard Museum, Cave of the Mounds and Little Norway. But visitors always want to return to Madison where everyone feels welcome. Capital and captivating, Madison blends big city culture with small town charm
Madison is the only American city built on an isthmus which provides a beautiful setting and many fishing opportunities. The fishing resources are superb and include smallmouth bass (rapidly becoming one of the best in the Midwest), walleye, northern pike (perhaps the best trophy potential in the state), muskie, crappie, yellow perch and bluegill. This is a four-season destination as ice fishing for panfish (yellow perch) is a top attraction besides the traditional open water angling.
Bodies of Water: Mendota, Monona, Waubesa, Wingra, Kegonsa