Don’t miss the fishing opener!

It’s almost here! The 2016 general inland fishing season starts in less than two weeks – Saturday, May 7. Oneida County is an outstanding fishing destination – the area is home to hundreds of lakes filled with everything from walleye, bass, and pan fish to northern pike and musky. Make plans to enjoy every minute on the water this year and cast a line on the fishing

Here are some resources to help you plan an Oneida County fishing getaway:

  • New to fishing? The state Department of Natural Resources has some basic fishing information for new anglers.
  • Here’s a complete listing of the DNR fishing season dates.
  • Here’s some information about fishing in Oneida County throughout the year.
  • Here’s are maps for all the lakes in Oneida County– the maps show depth information and a few shore features.
  • Spend the day on a beautiful Oneida County lake and you’ll probably work up a bit of an appetite. Here ‘s a link that will help you find great dining establishments in every Oneida County community.
  • Here are some great places to stay on your Oneida County fishing getaway. The list includes lodging in every Oneida County community and includes lodging with direct lake access.
  • Finally, here’s a list to the largest fish ever caught in Wisconsin, including a smallmouth bass caught on Oneida County’s Indian Lake and a Bowfin caught on the Oneida Flowage. And here’s a form you can use to submit your own record. It doesn’t hurt to dream!

Good luck on the lake!


Oneida County is Musky Country

When the musky season in northern Wisconsin opens on May 24, Oneida County is the place to be.

ONE woman with musky

Oneida County’s lakes are famous for their trophy-sized musky. Some of the area’s most famous musky lakes include Boom Lake, Lake Nokomis, Lake Tomahawk, the Rainbow Flowage and Lake Minocqua. There are hundreds of outstanding musky lakes to choose from, with many of the lesser-known lakes producing enormous fish each season.

During the first few weeks of the musky season, the water temperatures are cool and musky move slowly. Retrieve small bucktails and crankbaits over shallow bays and flats. It doesn’t take very many weeks for the lakes to warm up and the fishing action to heat up. Don’t miss the fun of tying into one of these monster fish.