Fishing & Boating - Lakes & rivers

Fishing & Boating
Lakes & rivers

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 even the elusive musky—“the fish of 10,000 casts.”

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.

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Business: Lake Julia

Lake Julia

Lake Julia
Rhinelander, WI 54501

Business: Lake George

Lake George

Lake George
Pelican, WI 54501

Business: Boom Lake

Boom Lake

Boom Lake
Rhinelander, WI 54501

Business: Pelican River

Pelican River

Pelican River
Rhinelander, WI 54501

Business: Wisconsin River

Wisconsin River

Wisconsin River
Rhinelander, WI 54501

Business: Hanson Lake

Hanson Lake

Hanson Lake Road
Rhinelander, WI 54501

Let’s Go Fishing Hodag Chapter

831 Lakeshore Drive
Rhinelander, WI 54501

Business: Hodag Park

Hodag Park

509 Hodag Park Drive
Rhinelander, WI 54501

Fishing & Boating Info

Where to cast your line or launch your boat in the Rhinelander Area

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