Minocqua Area Fishing & Boating

Fishing in the Minocqua area is an enjoyable part of the Northwood’s experience. For many years, fishermen have traveled to the Minocqua –Arbor Vitae – Woodruff area, to one of the largest concentration of fresh-water lakes in the world.

Fishing in Minocqua Wisconsin

Numerous Streams and Brooks

In addition to over 3,200 fresh water lakes, the area has an incredible amount of streams and brooks and is the headwaters of the two largest river basins in Wisconsin: the Wisconsin River and Chippewa-Flambeau Systems.



Fishing in Minocqua, Wisconsin

Diverse Fishery

The Minocqua fishing area covers approximately 101 square miles, roughly 68 lakes, a few of which are true wilderness lakes. Mostly clear lakes with a diverse fishery, the area provides the opportunity for a wide variety of fishing experiences. Musky, Walleye, Northern Pike, Smallmouth Bass, Largemouth Bass, Trout, Crappie, Perch and many more species of fish can be found in these abundant waters of Northern Wisconsin.


Boating in Minocqua, Wisconsin

Recreational Boating

There is always something for everybody at Nitschke's Northern Resort. Minocqua is home to the nation's first, and finest, amateur water ski show - the MinAqua Bats which can be seen from our beach front. The Min-Aqua Bats are the world's longest running waterski show with shows Wednesday, Friday, and Sunday at 7pm,  mid-June to mid-August. FREE fun for the whole family. Our lakes in the Minocqua Area offer opportunities for nearly every type of boating and fishing.


Latest Fishing Information and Tips

For the latest information about fishing in the Minocqua area you can follow the links to Kurt's Island Sportshop, a local fishing/bait shop. Or better yet, stop in. They’re always ready to share the latest fishing hotspots.


Minocqua Lake Stats

Lake Minocqua Nearest Town: Minocqua, Wisconsin
Lake Size: 1,363 Acres
Fishing Species: Walleye, Muskie, Bluegill, Northern Pike, Crappie, Largemouth Bass, Smallmouth Bass
Lake Notes: Maximum depth of 64 ft.
Connects to Lake Kawaguesaga.