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Rhineleander ice fishing guide

Ice fishing season is fast approaching! Hodag Country is known as the Ice Fishing Capital of the World for good reason—we have iconic fishing lakes, we’re home to popular, long-running tournaments, and you’ll find great lodging and amenities to make an ice fishing getaway comfortable and affordable. Here’s a quick guide to experiencing world-class ice fishing in Rhinelander.

Where can I go ice fishing in Rhinelander?

Rhinelander has some great ice fishing lakes. In the heart of Rhinelander, you’ll find Boom Lake, a flowage on the Wisconsin River that offers reliably productive fishing. Other good bets: Lake George (southeast of Rhinelander), Lake Julia (south of Rhinelander) and the Willow Flowage (west of Rhinelander). Visitors have access to all these lakes via public landings.

Are there ice fishing tournaments in Rhinelander?

Various organizations and lodging properties hold ice fishing events throughout the winter. Check the Rhinelander Area event calendar for more information.

Where can I stay in Rhinelander?

We have plenty of lodging options, and they are all warm and comfortable! Rhinelanders winter accommodations basically fall into two categories: hotels/motels and resorts. Our hotels and motels offer convenience, value and are close to downtown restaurants and attractions. Our resorts provide additional amenities like expanded living spaces and offer the chance to stay right on the water. In the morning, you’ll be steps from a fishing spot!

 

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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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