Urban fishing waters are small lakes and ponds under 25 acres that are intensively and cooperatively managed with a municipality and the Wisconsin DNR. This program was created to make fishing opportunities more readily available and encourage more people, especially youngsters, to go fishing. They are posted with signs, have special regulations and their shoreline is accessible to the public. The only designated urban fishing water by the DNR in Outagamie County is the pond at Appleton Memorial Park.
Rules and Regulations of Urban Fishing
Special Youth and Disabled Anglers Fishing Season
Starting the second Saturday in March to, but not including, the last Saturday in April, juveniles 15 years of age and younger and certain disable anglers are allowed to fish. No license is required but the Bag Limits must be adhered to during this special season.
1 game fish (large & small mouth bass, walleye, sauger, and northern pike)
10 panfish (bluegill, crappie, pumpkinseed, yellow perch, and bullhead)