The Iron River area is a popular vacation destination. People come here to enjoy the beautiful lakes and streams that provide excellent fishing and other recreational activities. The 96 area lakes provide excellent fishing for northern pike, muskie, bass, walleye, and panfish. The top 12 lakes that anglers target are Deep Lake, Delta Lake, Eagle Lake, Half Moon, Iron Lake, Iron River Flowage, Lake Wanoka, Long Lake, Peterson Lake, Pike Chain of Lakes, Pine Lake, and Ruth Lake.
You can find excellent fishing in the other lakes and you might just stumble upon an area that nobody knows about. That is what’s great about the Iron River area. There are so many places to fish. With Lake Superior only 17 miles north of Iron River, you have the option of fishing the lake and its tributaries. The area rivers provide some excellent fishing during the spawning runs. Brule River offers an excellent steelhead run through the month of April and Flag River also heats up for steelhead around the second week of April. Take a look at our Iron River, WI Fishing Tips page for more fishing information.
See How It Ranks
|Iron River, WI||Points||Points Possible|
|Ability to catch a lot of fish||1.75||2|
|Ability to catch trophy fish||1.5||2|
|Good for multiple species of fish||1||1|
|Guides & Charters||.5||1|
|Quality lodging options||1||1|
|Area businesses relating to boat storage, rentals, repair, etc.||0.25||1|
|Overly Crowded||0||Minus 1|
|Overly Expensive||0||Minus 1|
|Highest Score Possible||10|