Kentuck Lake

Kentuck Lake is a 1001 acre lake located in Vilas, Forest Counties.  It has a maximum depth of 40 feet.  Visitors have access to the lake from public boat landings.  Fish include muskie, panfish, largemouth bass, smallmouth bass and walleye.  According to the DNR, muskie, panfish, smallmouth bass and walleye are common in the lake.  Largemouth bass are considered present.

This lake is such a good all-around fishing lake.  Early in the year, it is a lot easier to target smallmouth bass and largemouth bass along the shorelines before the weeds become more abundant.  There is a lot of wood along the shorelines and you can easily move along the shorelines and target lots of nice smallmouth bass and some largemouth bass too.  Once the bass move deeper, it is a little tougher to put up big numbers here because the weeds can be very thick here in many parts of the lake.  Fish the deeper weed lines and you can still find some nice bass throughout the summer and fall.

There are a lot of panfish on this lake as well, but you will have to sort through a lot of smaller fish to find some bigger ones to eat.  It is a fairly popular muskie lake for numbers, but some bigger fish are found here too.

WI DNR Lake Information Report