Fishing & boating

Walleye, bass, musky & more entice anglers

Walleye, bass, musky & more entice anglers

In the heart of the Northwoods, you’ll find a tree-lined paradise for anglers and boaters. Rhinelander itself is home to dozens of lakes, and you can discover hundreds more within a short drive.

Some of northern Wisconsin’s most famous fishing lakes can be found in the Rhinelander Area, including Boom Lake, Lake George, Lake Julia and the Willow Flowage. Cast your line for walleye, bass, crappie, bluegill, northern pike or the even the elusive musky—“the fish of 10,000 casts.”

Hodag Country is also known as the Ice Fishing Capital of the World and is home to iconic ice fishing lakes and world-class tournaments.

Many lodging properties are located right on the water and cater to anglers and boaters. So, whether you’re jigging for walleye or simply want to enjoy a relaxing pontoon boat ride, set sail for the Rhinelander Area.

Find public-access lakes in the area.

Find fishing reports for Oneida County lakes.

Find area fishing events.

See fishing guides & outfitters


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Note: The Rhinelander Area is open, and all visitors are welcome. Please travel safely and responsibly. Some businesses and events may have modified hours or procedures; please contact businesses or event organizers directly for specific information.

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