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Land O’ Lakes is an area filled with beauty, there is no question about it. However, there’s really one reason why people fish Land O’ Lakes, and it’s as obvious as the firm tug on your line. This is a place with a lot of fish. Land O’ Lakes is surrounded by hundreds of glacial lakes and wild rivers that are home to trophy musky and walleye, smallmouth and largemouth bass, lake and stream trout, northern pike and panfish. In the winter, you’ll see familiar shanties dot the lakes as devoted ice fishermen brave the elements for their next big catch.
Whether you have been fishing your whole life, or if it’s your first time on the boat, we highly recommend taking advantage of the best fishing guides the area has to offer. Matt Ebert Guide Services and Mark Haynes Guide Service will take you on year-long fishing adventures that are sure to give you that prize catch! Their professionalism and expertise will impress you as you master your fishing skills.
One popular fishing spot is the Cisco Chain of Lakes, a 15-lake chain that crosses the border into Michigan. It offers great fishing for walleye, musky, northern pike, smallmouth and largemouth bass and panfish. You’ll find more than 40 fishing lakes in the Land O’ Lakes area including Lac Vieux Desert, one of the largest lakes in the area, at 4,260 acres. The lake is the headwaters of the Wisconsin River and musky, walleye, bass and panfish are common. Forest, Palmer, Black Oak, Big Portage and High Lakes all have nice aluminum piers that make launching your boat easy.
You can also find some good shore fishing near town. The Land O’ Lakes Public Fishing Pier is a good bet for casting a line. To find the dock, head west of town 7.5 miles on County B. Turn north on Wood Lake Road and you’ll find the pier about 200 yards off the highway. It’s a small lake filled with panfish.
Scores of other fishing options can be found in the lakes and rivers that create beautiful breaks in the expansive wilderness that surrounds Land O’ Lakes. Fish these waters and you’ll likely come up with a few of your own reasons why the fishing here is so fantastic. Just remember to mind your line.
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