Best Wisconsin Fishing Trips (Best Destinations)

Some of the Best Fishing Vacation Destinations

Door County, WI – Rated as one of the top ten vacation destinations in America, Door County has so much to offer.  Door County is known for having a great salmon and trout fishery as well as being one of the top smallmouth bass destinations in the country.  Walleye, northern pike and perch are also plentiful making this area an unbelievable place for fishing. With all of the different opportunities, you might catch your personal record for a variety of species all in one vacation.

The Northwoods of Wisconsin offer some excellent fishing opportunities for a variety of fish such as walleye, muskie, smallmouth bass, largemouth bass, northern pike and panfish such as perch and crappie.  There are so many different lakes to fish throughout the Northwoods that it may be difficult to pick just one or two to fish on your trip.  This area is known for its excellent walleye and muskie fishing.  Trophy muskie over 48 inches are caught here every year.  Fall is typically the best time if you’re looking to catch a big muskie. Some of the popular towns of the Northwoods, WI are: Boulder JunctionEagle RiverMinocquaSt. Germain and Three Lakes.

Hayward, WI is located in northwestern Wisconsin.  Its small hometown atmosphere and unique setting make it a great vacation destination.  The recreational opportunities are endless with over 55,000 acres of lakes.  Fishing is good for muskie, northern pike, walleye, bass, crappie, perch and other panfish.  Hayward is home to the National Freshwater Fishing Hall of Fame, where world record catches are registered.

The Turtle Flambeau Flowage is located in Iron County Wisconsin, near the towns of Mercer and Butternut.  The Flowage consists of nine lakes, three rivers and several creeks.  The flowage offers some beautiful surroundings and plenty of water for the outdoor enthusiasts.  Boating and fishing are very popular on the flowage.  Water skiing and jet skiing are permitted in some areas, but very limited, which makes it nice for the fisherman looking to find some peaceful surroundings.   The Flowage supports a diversity of fish species including walleye, muskie, northern pike, smallmouth and largemouth bass, sturgeon, and a variety of panfish.

Chequamegon Bay is a popular fishing destination in Wisconsin, although, this area doesn’t draw nearly as many visitors as some of the other popular destinations in Wisconsin.  This is definitely an area worth visiting.  The fishing is outstanding for huge smallmouth bass, lake trout, walleye, salmon and brown trout.

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