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. For more information on where to go and to view an interactive Trout fishing map, click here!
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.
Langlade County Fishing Reports
Langlade County Lake Information
Location: Municipal park south of Second Avenue, five blocks east of Highway 45 in the city of Antigo.
Amenities: Fishing piers, camping, picnic area, restrooms, playground, boardwalk, walking trails, and ball fields.
Fish: Bluegill, pumpkinseed, perch, crappie, largemouth bass, northern pike, and brook trout.
Charles De Langlade Recreation Area is located near Post Lake, WI about 30 miles northeast of Antigo, WI. This area is about 600 acres of county-owned land and contains two small, undeveloped lakes named Perch and Aninnan creating a perfect fishing spot for shoreline, boat, and ice fishing. Please note that the public boat launch on both lakes are primitive and cannot handle all boat and trailer sizes.
While visiting this hidden gem you can expect to see stunning scenery of towering pines, large oaks, low bog areas, natural shorelines, and an abundance of wildlife such as the Trumpeter Swans!
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Location: Lions Club Park at the junction of Highway 45 and Highway C in Deerbrook; 5 miles north of Antigo.
Amenities: Disabled accessible fishing platform, picnic area, shelter, and restrooms.
Fish: Brook trout, creek chubs, and suckers.
Location: County park at the end of County Road J, 2 miles east of Highway 45, 12 miles north of Antigo
Amenities: Disabled accessible fishing pier, camping, picnic area, shelter, swimming beach, restrooms, playground, and boat launch.
Fish: Bluegill, pumpkinseed, perch, crappie, bullhead, suckers, largemouth bass, northern pike, and rainbow trout.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Location: The dam is under Clear Lake Road a quarter of a mile south of County Road K in Post Lake (5 miles east of Elcho). The parking lot is off of Pineywood Drive.
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 on the first Saturday of May. Muskellunge season opens the Saturday before Memorial Day. Bass harvest season opens on the third Saturday in June. The Wolf River upstream from the Shawano paper mill dam is not open to year round fishing for gamefish. Panfish (bluegill, crappie, perch, rock bass, bullhead, etc.) may be fished year around in the Wolf River below the fish refuge.