Fishing & boating

Ice Fishing

Wintertime brings excellent ice fishing to Oneida County. Oneida County is a popular destination for ice fishing, particularly for northern pike, walleye, bluegill and crappie. Some of the largest northern pike and walleye of the year are taken through Oneida County ice.

During the winter, anglers have their choice of hundreds of Oneida County lakes. Boom Lake in Rhinelander has hosted North American Ice Fishing Circuit tournaments. With numerous boat launches located throughout the county, accessing prime ice-fishing waters is easy.

Many of the resorts, hotels and lodges that serve anglers during the open water season cater to ice fisherman during the winter. This winter, be in Oneida County when the lakes freeze over.


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