Arbor Vitae is a small town, so there aren’t as many lakes here, but there are some smallmouth bass available. Sparkling Lake is a smaller lake, but holds a healthy population of smallmouth bass in its deep, clear waters. Big Arbor Vitae Lake is known more for its muskie, walleye or panfish, but smallmouth bass are here too. There are a lot more largemouth bass in this lake than smallmouth bass, but the smallies are here in fishable numbers with some quality fish too.
Big Arbor Vitae Lake is a 1,070 acre lake located in Vilas County. It has a maximum depth of 41 feet. Fish include muskie, largemouth bass, walleye, smallmouth bass and panfish. According to the DNR, muskie and walleye are abundant in the lake while panfish and largemouth bass are considered common.
Sparkling Lake is a 157 acre lake located in Vilas County. It has a maximum depth of 60 feet. Fish include muskie, smallmouth bass, largemouth bass, walleye and panfish. According to the DNR, muskie, walleye and smallmouth bass are considered common in the lake. Largemouth bass and panfish are listed as present.