Fishing in Vilas County
The ultimate Wisconsin fishing destination
Vilas County is home to one of the largest concentration of freshwater lakes on earth. Vilas County boasts some of the best smallmouth bass, walleye and musky
fishing in North America. In addition, Vilas County lakes have exceptional fishing for crappie, bluegill and northern pike. Several lakes offer lake trout. Over 1,300 lakes and 73 rivers and streams provide a fishing variety you’ll find nowhere else.
While Vilas County lakes range in size from pristine woodland trout ponds to endless chains of lakes, crystal clear water and wooded shorelines are the rule. For more than a century, Vilas County has been the fishing destination of choice for anglers from around the Midwest. Winter, spring, summer and fall, Vilas County is the place to fish.