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Looking for musky? Head to Boulder Junction in the fall

Published: May 26, 2021

Boulder Junction is known as the Musky Capital of the World®, so you know it’s a great fishing destination, but when’s the best time to hit the water?

Well, that depends on what you’re looking for. Boulder Junction is home to nearly 200 lakes within a 10-mile radius, so there are plenty of opportunities for walleye, pike, panfish and the ever-elusive musky.

In general, fishing is good anytime during the day in spring and fall, and early in the day or late in the afternoon or on overcast days in the summer.

Fall is a particularly good time to get out on Boulder Junction’s lakes, especially if you’re looking for musky. Why? Because the fish are looking for food ahead of the lean times when lakes freeze over in the winter. If you’re going after musky, this is the time to do it—use large jerk baits (10 inches or more) or live suckers.

Learn more about fishing in Vilas County and Boulder Junction.

Boulder Junction is also home to plenty of helpful fishing guides who will help you make the most of your day on the water. Learn more about them here.

Find more fun things to do and places to stay in Boulder Junction here.