Big Roche-A-Cri Creek Class Trout Stream
Parts of Big Roche-A-Cri Creek are class trout waters for Brook Trout and Brown Trout which runs through 2 Counties Waushara & Adams County which consist of 6 Townships. It forms 2 well known public fishing lakes Arkdale & Big Roche-A-Cri Lake plus flows into Wisconsin’s 4th largest inland body of water Castle Rock Lake.
Starting in Plainfield Township of Waushara County, Central Wisconsin Big Roche-A-Cri Creek is a class 1 trout stream which flows from the northeast to southwest then into Leola Township of Adams County. There are 6 sections of Big Roche-A-Cri State Fishery area in both counties but mostly in Adams. The Fishery Area is just for Class Trout Fishing but the 826 acres is also public hunting land.
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Follow the Flow of Big Roche-A-Cri Creek!
Plainfield Township – The creek starts with 2 small branches just west of I-39 / 51 southwest of Plainfield, WI. then join together about 1 mile down. There is plenty of Wisconsin DNR public land along the creek.
Leola Township – As the creek enters Adams County from Waushara and becomes part of Big Roche a Cri Fishery Area which is open to the public and then continues flowing southwest.
Colburn Township – It enters the farthest most northwest tip of this township for only about a ¼ mile.
Big Flats Township – The creek keeps getting larger and flows a little faster the farther southwest it goes. It passes Trout Valley which is a one square mile development featuring Big Roche-A-Cri Creek.
Preston Township – Then it cuts diagonally across the township and forms Big Roche-A-Cri Lake which is a 200+ acre all sports lake. After the water leaves the lake via a small hydro dam it turns into a trout stream.
Strongs Prairie Township – Big Roche-A-Cri Creek then forms Arkdale Lake which is a small 50 acre body of water controlled by a regular dam then it winds down passed Crystal Brook Woods about 1 mile between in joins with Castle Rock Lake.
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