Whether you're looking to explore or just relax, Antigo and Langlade County, located in the great Wisconsin "Northwoods", offers residents and visitors alike an abundant array of cultural, historical, natural, and recreational options. The true Northwoods tourist destination provides a wide variety of northern Wisconsin recreational opportunities to meet everyone's likings all year long. For good reason, this is why Langlade County has been branded the "County of Trails."
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Fishing in Langlade County
With 841 natural lakes, 225 streams and 200 spring ponds, Langlade County provides unlimited fishing opportunities from panfish to musky. Many of the lakes have public launch access. However, most County lakes are small (less than 100 acres) and are located in remote forest settings. The nearly 400 miles of trout streams support excellent populations of brook, brown, and rainbow trout.
Eastern Langlade County is also home to one of the finest trout streams in the Midwest. The Wolf River offers excellent dry-fly fishing, especially in May and June, with good catches into autumn. The famed trout waters occur in a 40-mile section between Highway T, south to Highway M, and are divided into 10 public access points. This section of the river has a steep gradient creating numerous complex rapids and should only be navigated by experienced anglers. From Post Lake Dam to Highway T, the river is slow moving and is easy to float with a canoe. Anglers will find good populations of northern pike, walleye, bass, and musky.
Location: boat launch and accessible fishing pier is located off of South Park Road off of County Highway S.
Amenities: shoreline fishing with pier, boat landing, grills, picnic tables, and toilets.
Fish: largemouth bass, bluegill, trout, and northern pike.
Otter Lake - Picnic Area
Location: County property at the junction of Highway 45 and Parkway Lane .5 miles north of Elcho. Turn west on Parkway Lane at the north end of the lake to enter the parking area.
Amenities: A fishing platform with shoreline fishing access on Otter Lake, picnic area, restrooms, and boat launch.
Fish: Bluegill, pumpkinseed, perch, crappie, rock bass, bullhead, largemouth bass, smallmouth bass, walleye, northern pike, and suckers.
Location: County forest property on Pence Lake Road; .5 miles north of County Highway A, 6 miles northeast of Neva.
Amenities: A fishing platform with shoreline fishing access, picnic area, restrooms, and boat launch.
Fish: Brown trout, bluegill, perch, crappie, and bullhead.
Remington Lake - City of Antigo Note: Remington Lake is only for kids under the age of 16 and disabled anglers.
Location: Municipal park at the corner of First Avenue and North Hogan Street in the city of Antigo.
Amenities: Shoreline fishing with disabled fishing pier, picnic area, and canoe launch.
Fish: Stocked with brook trout and rainbow trout.
Shadick Spring Pond
Location: DNR property 10 miles northeast of Antigo on the north side of County Road A (3 miles north of County Road O junction).
Amenities: Disabled accessible fishing platform
Fish: Brook trout, rainbow trout, perch, and bullhead.
Location: County forest property on County Road T, 6 miles west of Summit Lake.
Amenities: Shoreline fishing access, picnic area, and canoe launch.
Fish: Rainbow trout, bluegill, and largemouth bass.
White Lake - White Lake Park
Location: Municipal park on County Road M on the north side of the village of White Lake, 1.5 miles south of Highway 64.
Amenities: Disabled accessible fishing pier, picnic area, shelter, restrooms, boat launch, and public swimming beach.
Fish: Bluegill, pumpkinseed, rock bass, perch, crappie, bullhead, suckers, largemouth bass, northern pike, and walleye.
Wolf River - Post Lake Dam Wayside
Location: On Clear Lake Road. .25 miles south of County Road K in Post Lake (5 miles east of Elcho).
Amenities: Disabled accessible fishing platform, shoreline fishing access on the Wolf River downstream from Post Lake dam.
Fish: Bluegill, pumpkinseed, perch, crappie, bullhead, rock bass, bullhead, largemouth bass, smallmouth bass, suckers, northern pike, muskellunge, redhorse, and walleye.
Important Notice for Post Lake Dam Fishing: From April 1 through May 31 there is a fish refuge from the Post Lake dam downstream 75 feet. No fishing is allowed in the refuge during this time period. The fishing platform is not in this refuge area. Also, gamefish (walleye, northern pike, trout) season opens the first Saturday of May. Muskellunge season opens the Saturday before Memorial Day. Bass harvest season opens the third Saturday in June. The Wolf River upstream from the Shawano paper mill dam is not open to year around fishing for gamefish. Panfish (bluegill, crappie, perch, rock bass, bullhead, etc.) may be fished year around in the Wolf River below the fish refuge.
Remember a trout stamp is required to fish for trout for anglers age 16 and older.
The Langlade County Public Access Study is a report that identifies publicly owned lakeshore frontages; describes their locations and sizes if known and describes the condition. The report is designed to aid county, town, village, and city officials in managing publicly owned lake access so as to promote the most appropriate and efficient use of the public access to the waters of Langlade County. Cost $20.00. Email Us for a Langlade County Public Access Study Report
Get Your Fishing Licenses
Antigo Country Store-715 Superior Street (Highway 45), Antigo
BP South-335 Superior Street (Highway 45), Antigo
BP Travel Center-2120 Neva Road (Highway 45 North), Antigo
DNR Antigo Service Center-223 E Steinfest Rd, Antigo (Monday & Friday only 11 am - 2 pm)
Elcho Shell- N1121 State Rd 45, Elcho
Mills Fleet Farm-2511 Neva Road (Hwy 45 North), Antigo