Top Ice Fishing Lakes in Northwest Wisconsin

Load up the ice shack, we’re going ice fishing! No matter the season, Northwest Wisconsin offers some of the best fishing lakes in the midwest. During the cold winter months, anglers find great success out on the lakes catching musky, panfish, large and smallmouth bass, northern pike, walleye, sturgeon and catfish. Whether you’re a veteran on the ice or it’s your first time, you’re sure to have a bite or two on these top ice fishing lakes in Northwest Wisconsin. 

When it comes to the best lakes in Burnett County for ice fishing we suggest parking your shack on Yellow Lake in Webster, WI. Yellow Lake is a 2,283-acre lake that has a maximum depth of 31 feet and features three public boat landings. After you’ve caught your limit head to Yellow Lake Lodge or The REC On Yellow Lake. Both restaurants are great spots to warm up after a cold day out on the lake ice fishing. For more information, visit the Yellow Lake DNR page HERE

Next, make your way to Siren, WI to ice fish on Clam Lake. Clam Lake is a 1338-acre lake with a maximum depth of 11 feet. There are two public boat landings on Clam Lake and a northern boat landing on Lower Clam Lake. Ice fishing is extra convenient on Clam Lake with Big Mike’s Outdoor Sports Shop, located on the north end of the lake, where you can stock up on all your ice fishing gear, and with not one but two great restaurants located right on the lake: Whiskey Joe’s Bar & Grill and Knotty Pines on Clam Lake. For lake maps, boat landing information and water reports visit the Clam Lake DNR page HERE

Our final lake recommendation is Webb Lake in Danbury, WI. Webb Lake has a maximum depth of 31 feet and spans 756-acres. According to the Webb Lake DNR page, the lake’s water is moderately clear and fish in the lake include panfish, largemouth bass and northern pike. Located just a few minutes down the road is Webb Lake Tavern. This restaurant is the perfect spot for any angler to take a break from their ice fishing excursion and get a warm bite to eat or a cold beer to drink. 

No matter what Northwoods lake you’re ice fishing on it’s sure to be a great time. Just remember to dress warm, pack plenty of snacks and don’t forget your tip-ups. For more great ice fishing spots in Northern Wisconsin check out the Northwest Wisconsin blog: Best Ice Fishing Lakes in Northwest Wisconsin and get out on the lakes today!