Ice Fishing in Delafield

Take in the crisp air and have fun on our frozen Wisconsin Lakes

Come and stay in scenic Delafieid, Wisconsin, to enjoy an ice fishing vacation! Wintertime brings anglers to Delafield to enjoy not only northern, walleye, bluegill, crappie and perch, but lots of fun with ice fishing tournaments and an annual ice fishing jamboree to celebrate the sport! Just 53 miles east of Madison and 25 miles west of Milwaukee, Delafield is set amid “Lake Country,” an area of pristine lakes and rolling terrain that offers gorgeous vistas and excellent ice fishing opportunities. 

Located central to the City of Delafield is Nagawicka Lake. For great ice fishing, stop in Naga-Waukee County Park which offers two separate access points for Nagawicka Lake and Pewaukee Lake. Lois Jensen Nature Preserve (on the north side of Lake Nagawicka) is a popular spot for ice fishing access to Nagawicka Lake. 

When hunger strikes, stop in for a bite and beverage at Delafield's many restaurants. At the end of the day, retreat to one of Delafield’s comfortable hotels, all which span a variety of amenities and price ranges. Choose from the luxurious and upscale Delafield Hotel, popular chains like the Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites and La Quinta Inn & Suites, or the locally owned Country Pride Inn

Note: Wisconsin fishing license is required. See the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources for additional information about ice fishing in Wisconsin. 


Ice Fishing Tournaments and Jamborees

Annual Ice Fishing Jamboree in Delafield -  Saturday in February

On the designated Saturday in February, fishermen will converge on Delafield for the Annual Ice Fishing Jamboree. This family-friendly event awards cash prizes for the largest northern, walleye, bluegill, crappie and perch catches of the day! Catch and release is encouraged. This popular event, with the weighs-in held on the east shore of Delafield’s Nagawicka Lake, is limited to the first 400 entrants so get your tickets early and make hotel arrangements to get an early start on day. 

Whether there is ice or no ice on the lake, the Jamboree will be on. All Waukesha County Lakes included. 

To register and for tickets and information, call (262) 646-2218 or visit or stop by Dick Smith's Live Bait and Tackle at 2420 Milwaukee St. in Delafield.

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