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Langlade County, WI provides a variety of northern Wisconsin recreational opportunities to meet everyone's likings. Enjoy over a quarter of a million acres of forest land, 841 lakes, 225 streams, 395 miles of trout streams, and 200 spring ponds. Langlade County has been branded the "County of Trails" because of a good reason. We have trails for hiking, mountain biking, snowmobiling, ATVing/UTVing, cross country skiing, snowshoeing, horseback riding and even sled dogs. New in the summer of 2017, Langlade County became one of the access points for the Nicolet-Wolf River Scenic Byway.

Get your adrenaline pumping by going whitewater rafting or kayaking in eastern Langlade County. The famous Wolf River is one of the best whitewater rivers in the Midwest. People who raft or paddle the Wolf River are rewarded with abundant wildlife, outstanding shoreline scenery, and excellent water quality.

From historical museums, to many parks and recreational opportunities, you will truly experience northern Wisconsin at its finest here in Langlade County. For additional community information, links and resources for Langlade County, please visit our Community Resource Portal Website: www.alcinfo.com

Fishing
Fishing in Langlade County

Langlade County Fishing Reports

Langlade County Lake Information


With 841 natural lakes, 225 streams and 200 spring ponds, Langlade County provides unlimited fishing opportunities from pan fish 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.

Top Fishing Spots with Kids and Disabled in Langlade County

Remember a trout stamp is required to fish for trout for anglers age 16 and older.

Antigo Lake Park - Antigo Lake/Spring Brook

  • Location: Municipal park south of Second Avenue, five blocks east of Highway 45 in the city of Antigo.
  • Amenitites: Fishing piers, camping, picnic area, restrooms, playground, boardwarlk, walking trails, and ball fields.
  • Fish: Bluegill, pumpkinseed, perch, crappie, largemouth bass, norhtern pike, and brook trout.
East Branch Eau Claire River - Loins Park
  • 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.
Jack Lake - Veterans Memorial Park
  • 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.
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 north end of lake to enter park area.
  • Amenitities: 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.
Pence Lake
  • Location: County forest property on Pence Lake Road; .5 miles north of County Highway A, 6 miels northeast of Neva.
  • Amenitities: Fishing platform with shoreline fishing access, picnick area, rest rooms, and boat launch.
  • Fish: Brown trout, bluegill, perch, crappie, and bullhead.
Remington Lake - City of Antigo
Note: Remington Lake is only for kids under age of 16 and disabled anglers.
  • Location: Municipal park at the corner of First Avenue and North Hogan Street in the city of Antigo.
  • Amenitities: Shoreline fishing with 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 miels north of County Road O junction).
  • Amenitities: Disabled accessible fishing platform
  • Fish: Brook trout, rainbow trout, perch, and bullhead.
Townline Lake
  • Location: County forest property on County Road T, 6 miles west of Summit Lake.
  • Amenitities: 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 fishign 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.

All additional waterways and boat launches can be found on the Langlade County Recreation Map or contact us for a free Langlade County Recreation Map.

The Langlade County Public Access Study is a report that indentifies publicly owned lake shore frontages; describes their locations and sizes if known and describes the condtion.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 11am-2pm)
  • Elcho Shell- N1121 State Rd 45, Elcho
  • Mills Fleet Farm-2511 Neva Road (Hwy 45 North), Antigo
  • Wal-Mart Store 3268-200 Highway 64 East, Antigo

715-623-2085

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