Get Hooked on Fishing

Whether you’re a serious fisherman angling for trophy muskie, bass and walleye, or a family looking for a meal of freshly caught panfish, there’s a lake for you in Manitowish Waters.

Angling opportunities abound almost anywhere you look in this popular recreational hub! Scores of lakes, rivers and streams await you - 4,265 acres of water to be exact, including our “Legendary 10 Lake Chain.” Most lakes have either state or town-owned public fishing piers and landings for easy access. Or if you desire remote bodies of water with carry-ins only, we’ve got those too!

It’s an all-season sport, drawing thousands to fish our pristine waters, chasing monster muskie, scoping out where the walleyes are hitting, and hunkering down over an 8-inch hole drilled in the lake ice, teasing perch and crappies that you can see suspended 10 feet down in that clear water to bite on a jig and waxie. Nor can we forget our trout anglers tiptoeing along the stream banks in order to not spook the brooks or browns.

Need tackle, supplies and advice on where to go and what bait to use? Our bait shops can help you with all your fishing needs. Need a guide? Our guides are among the best in the state! In fact, when Wisconsin started requiring guide licenses, our guides were among the first to sign up. Their skills were, and still are, as legendary as our lakes.

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Dietz Service, Inc.

  • 6096 County Hwy W

24-hr. pay at the pump gasoline & diesel. #1 and #2 road fuel, K-1 kerosene, LP refueling station. 24-hr. towing and recovery, auto-marine storage, repair facility. Live bait & tackle, hunting supplies, WI licenses, WI and MI trail passes. Fresh bakery & subs daily. Full…

Greer's Pier

  • 5536 US HWY 51

A full service marina offering new and used boat sales, service, boat rentals, boat launch, marine fuel & supplies, convenience, full-service bar and restaurant and much more!

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Bob's Manitowish Guide Service

  • 9487 Narrows Trail

Bob “Mepps” Bertch, full time licensed guide-over 36 years experience fishing in the Northwoods of Boulder Junction in area lakes and rivers. Experience the fun & excitement of catching a trophy fish: musky, walleye, bass, pike, crappie and panfish. Specializing in family fishing…

Erv Keller Guide Service

  • 9607 Fishtrap Lake Road

Full-time fishing guide for all species. 30+ yrs. experience. Tuffy boat with latest electronics. Tackle and cleaning included. Full or half days. Bring the kids too! Plan a great day on the water for you, your family, group or corporation at competitive rates. Call (715)…