Manitowish Waters, WI


Manitowish Waters is a small town that is known for its chain of lakes.  The chain offers lots of water with 10 lakes and some beautiful, clear water that is awesome for boating and fishing.  There are several other lakes in this area as well in case you want to get off the chain and catch some fish away from some of the boat traffic.  Anglers fish for walleye, muskie, northern pike, largemouth bass, smallmouth bass and panfish in the area waters.


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Walleye, Northern Pike, Muskie, LM Bass, SM Bass


Area Waters


Manitowish Chain of Lakes


The Manitowish Chain of Lakes consists of 10 lakes that offers some excellent fishing for a variety of fish.  Anglers come here to target northern pike, muskie, walleye, bass and panfish.  This chain is a little farther north than Minocqua, but well worth the drive if you’re looking for good fishing with smaller crowds.

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Other Area Lakes


Island Lake


Island Lake is a 865 acre lake located in Vilas County.  It has a maximum depth of 35 feet.  Fish include muskie, largemouth bass, smallmouth bass, northern pike, walleye and panfish.  According to the DNR, muskie, northern pike, walleye and panfish are considered common in the lake while largemouth bass and smallmouth bass are listed as present.

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Little Star Lake


Little Star Lake is a 260 acre lake located in Vilas County.  It has a maximum depth of 67 feet.  Fish include muskie, walleye, northern pike, largemouth bass, smallmouth bass and panfish.  According to the DNR, muskie and walleye are considered common in the lake while the other species of fish are listed as present.

WI DNR Lake Page



Little Trout Lake


Little Trout Lake is a 1,007 acre lake located in Vilas County.  It has a maximum depth of 98 feet.  Fish include muskie, walleye, trout, largemouth bass, smallmouth bass and panfish.  According to the DNR, muskie, smallmouth bass and walleye are considered common in the lake.  Largemouth bass, trout and panfish are listed as present.

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Rest Lake


Rest Lake is a 655 acre lake located in Vilas County.  It has a maximum depth of 53 feet.  Fish include muskie, walleye, northern pike, largemouth bass, smallmouth bass and panfish.  According to the DNR, muskie, northern pike, walleye and panfish are considered common in the lake while largemouth bass and smallmouth bass are listed as present.

WI DNR Lake Page



Spider Lake


Spider Lake is a 278 acre lake located in Vilas County.  It has a maximum depth of 43 feet.    Fish include muskie, walleye, northern pike, largemouth bass, smallmouth bass and panfish.  According to the DNR, muskie, northern pike, walleye and panfish are considered common in the lake while largemouth and smallmouth bass are listed as present.

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Wild Rice Lake


Wild Rice Lake is a 384 acre lake located in Vilas County.  It has a maximum depth of 26 feet.  Fish include muskie, walleye, northern pike, largemouth bass, smallmouth bass and panfish.  According to the DNR, muskie, walleye and panfish are considered common in the lake while largemouth bass and smallmouth bass are listed as present.

WI DNR Lake Page