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Guide to fishing for largemouth bass, smallmouth bass, channel catfish, walleye, brown trout, bluegill, green sunfish, pumpkinseed sunfish, rock bass, yellow perch, musky and northern pike at Fence Lake in Wisconsin.

Fence Lake, WI

One of hundreds of lakes in the area, Fence Lake is a local favorite. This 3,500-acre lake in the northeast part of the state, at Lac du Flambeau is a great destination for boating and fishing.

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Nestled in the picturesque region of Northern Wisconsin, Fence Lake is a hidden gem for fishing enthusiasts. Located in Vilas County, this beautiful lake offers excellent opportunities to catch a variety of fish species and enjoy the tranquility of nature.

One of the prized catches in Fence Lake is the brown trout. Anglers can test their skills by targeting these elusive and powerful fish, known for their impressive size and fighting ability. Trolling with spoons, casting with crankbaits, or using live bait are effective methods for enticing brown trout in the lake.

Largemouth bass and smallmouth bass are also popular targets among anglers in Fence Lake. The lake's structure, including rocky points, submerged logs, and weed beds, provides ideal habitats for these species. Anglers can use a variety of techniques, such as topwater lures, plastic worms, or jigs, to entice these bass and experience the thrill of a successful hook-up.

Fence Lake is renowned for its muskie population, attracting avid muskie anglers from near and far. With its expansive waters and abundant forage, Fence Lake offers an excellent habitat for these apex predators. Casting large bucktails, jerkbaits, or using live suckers as bait are popular methods for targeting muskie in this lake.

Walleye, channel catfish, black crappie, white crappie, northern pike, yellow perch, and bluegill are also prevalent in Fence Lake. Anglers can try their luck by fishing near structure, drop-offs, or submerged vegetation, using techniques such as jigging, live bait rigging, or trolling with spinner rigs or crankbaits.

Fence Lake in Northern Wisconsin offers a remarkable fishing experience for anglers. With its abundance of fish species such as brown trout, largemouth bass, smallmouth bass, muskie, walleye, channel catfish, crappie, pike, perch, and bluegill, there's something for every angler's preference. The breathtaking scenery and recreational amenities make Fence Lake an ideal destination for boating, camping, and enjoying the outdoors.

Explore about 9 miles of shoreline while chasing musky, smallmouth, walleye, catfish, trout, sunfish pike and perch. Due to all the private homes surrounding the lake, access for fishing from the bank is limited. Bass anglers enjoy fishing around the many boat docks. Trolling is popular for walleye.

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Primary fish species residing in Fence Lake

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Largemouth bass Smallmouth bass Channel catfish Walleye Brown trout Bluegill Green Sunfish Pumpkinseed Sunfish Rock Bass Yellow Perch Muskie Northern Pike

Fence Lake Amenities

Marina: NO
Boat Rental: NO
Boat Launch Ramp: YES
Campgrounds: NEARBY
RV Hookups: NEARBY
Lodging: YES
Convenience Store: YES
Bait & Tackle: YES
Restaurant: YES

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Beyond fishing, Fence Lake provides ample opportunities for boating and camping. Anglers can explore the scenic lake, access various fishing spots, and enjoy the peaceful ambiance from their boats. The lake's shoreline offers camping facilities for those looking to extend their stay and immerse themselves in the natural beauty of the area.

Public Boat Launch Ramps & Landings

Thorofare Road Boat Launch Ramp
Located mid lake, west side, off Thorofare Road, this is a two-lane, concrete ramp with a dock and paved parking.

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Campgrounds & RV Parks Nearby

Lac Du Flambeau Tribal Campground - 715 588-4211

Foxfire Campground - 920 356-6470

Broken Bow Campgrounds - 715 588-3844

Fence Lake WI Map - Fishing & Camping Areas

Contact Information

Fence Lake
WI DNR Fence Lake
Minocqua, WI 54548
888 936-7463


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Fence Lake in WI

Fishing for musky, smallmouth and walleye in northeast WI.

Fence Lake, in Wisconsin.