Musky Fishing in Wisconsin

Most people know Wisconsin as the Badger State, but let’s not forget our state fish: the musky (or muskie or muskellunge, depending). It has been called the fish of 10,000 casts, so to lower that number and better your odds, we suggest a trip to Boulder Junction, the Musky Capital of the World!

With 194 lakes (including more than 50 class-A musky lakes) surrounding the town, Boulder Junction is perfect for those hoping to cast a wide net. The city is home to several guide services, some offering free fishing seminars. How can you go wrong? Just don’t forget to keep your head above water and enjoy the gorgeous Northwoods scenery while you’re in the area. Check out our destination guide to learn about Boulder Junction’s shopping, dining and other outdoor fun.

With such an avid fishing culture, you may be curious as to how Wisconsin stays flush with fish. Simply check out any of the state’s fish hatchery facilities! These establishments protect and enhance the plant and wildlife of Wisconsin and preserve the fish lifestyle. Here’s a fun fact: With over 46 ponds and more than 100,000 musky fingerlings, more muskies are produced at the Governor Tommy G. Thompson State Fish Hatchery in Spooner than anywhere in the world!

So more muskies. More fishing. And more fun. Have any tips for musky fishing in Wisconsin? Share them as a comment below!

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