Ice Fishing Spots in Wisconsin Recommended by Mack Prioleau
Ice fishing is an outdoor activity I always look forward to doing every winter. It’s a different kind of fishing experience; one that is definitely an acquired taste.Hello, everyone! It’s Mack Prioleau once more. If you’re thinking about going ice fishing, and you’ve never done it before, I recommend that you also read my ice fishing tips for beginners, which you can also find in this blog.
There are plenty of ice fishing spots scattered all over the country, and choosing one could be quite a challenge especially if you’ve never gone ice fishing before. To help narrow down your search, this post shares with you ice fishing spots in Wisconsin that you might want to check out.
Lake Namakagon in Chequamegon Nicolet National Forest, Namakagon, Northern Wisconsin
If you’re looking to catch a trophy-sized muskie, then this is where you should go come the winter season. It could be quite a challenge to hook this (usually) 40-pound fish, but if you’re patient enough, you might be able to bring home this prized catch. On the other hand, if the muskie aren’t biting, you can always settle for largemouth and smallmouth bass, northern pike, crappie, bluegill, and walleye. Also, if you’d like to get a head start on ice fishing in winter, you should definitely head out here as the lake usually freezes over earlier than other lakes in the state.
Lake Nebagamon, Douglas County
Looking for abundant fish in winter? Lake Nebagamon is where you should go. Considered as one of the best fisheries in Wisconsin, you can expect to find largemouth and smallmouth bass, northern pike, catfish, trout, walleye, bluegill, and perch here. Fish are aplenty at this spot!
Additionally, if you’re up for an ice fishing tournament—whether as a spectator or participant—there’s plenty of them here, held throughout the winter months.
Webb Lake, Burnett County
If what you’re looking for is a fly-fishing hotspot in the winter, then head for Webb Lake. If luck is on your side, you could go home with the freshest catch of largemouth and smallmouth bass, muskie, northern pike, walleye, bluegill, and crappie.
Webb Lake is a popular spot for anglers not only in winter but all throughout the year.
Bone Lake, Polk County
This large 1,781-acre lake in Polk County is a popular fishing spot year-round. During the winter months, you can find bass, bluegill, northern pike, perch, and crappie in abundance here. For a lot of anglers, their take-home fish is usually perch.
Other ice fishing spots you could check out include Balsam Lake in Polk County, Lake Wissota in Chippewa County, Alice Lake in Lincoln County, and Big Sand Lake in Burnett County.
Please be aware of the bag limits per fishing spot, and the fishing regulations of the State of Wisconsin.
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