Area Trout Fishing Guide
Laminated maps available in each guest house
WISCONSIN TROUT STREAM CLASSIFICATIONS
Class 1 - High quality trout waters that have sufficient natural reproduction to sustain populations of wild trout, at or near carry capacity. Consequently, streams in this category require no stocking of hatchery trout. These streams or stream sections are often small and may contain small or slow-growing trout, especially in the headwaters. There are 5,365 miles of Class 1 trout streams in Wisconsin and they comprise 40% of Wisconsin's total trout stream mileage.
Class 2 - Streams in this classification may have some natural reproduction, but not enough to utilize available food and space. Therefore, stocking is required to maintain a desirable sport fishery. These streams have good survival and carryover of adult trout, often producing some fish larger than average size. There are 6,120 miles of Class 2 trout streams in Wisconsin and they comprise 46% of Wisconsin's total trout stream mileage.
Class 3 - These waters are marginal trout habitat with no natural reproduction occurring. They require annual stocking of trout to provide trout fishing. Generally, there is no carryover of trout from one year to the next.
Hay Creek - Hay Creek (running through Pine Grove Park Bed & Breakfast) is a Class 2 stream and has been healthily stocked with about 5,000 three-inch Brook Trout in the last five years. Hay Creek isn’t listed on Wisconsin DNR’s List of Trout Waters With Catchable Size Fish because it’s only been stocked with fingerling. However, these young fish have presumably thrived and grown in the deep holes of Hay Creek between the Baraboo River and Bass Road.
The private lands at Pine Grove Park provide fishing access along the north and west bank of the stream, and extends further a mile as it winds through the public land to the north known as Hay Creek Preserve. Guests have access to fish onsite, on the nearby public land as well as many other fisheries in the area.
Links to Local Fisheries