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Fishing

Welcome to the “Musky Capital of the World”

The White Birch-Ballard-Irving chain of lakes are naturally spring fed bodies of water with an abundant supply of fresh water fish. Anglers will find many challenges and rewards while fishing for the following fish types:

Musky: A member of the pike family often regarded by anglers as the “trophy” fish.

Walleyed Pike: A member of the pike family especially known for its tasty fillets.

Large Mouth Bass: Abundant over the many weed beds.

Small Mouth Bass: Pound for pound one of the best fighters around.

Panfish: Perch, crappies, bluegills, and sunfish offer hours of enjoyment for the young anglers.

Once you have caught your limit of fish our ultra clean Fish Cleaning House is available for filleting your next meal.

Lake Maps

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Fishing Guides

A great way to improve your chances of fishing success is hiring an experienced Northwoods fishing guide. Here is our list of preferred fishing guides

Bob’s Manitowish Guide Service
Phone: (715) 385-2711 Cell: (715) 892-2366
Fishing for all ages, over 35 years fishing area lakes and rivers, all species of fish. 17ft. Alumacraft Bass boat and tackle provided. Fish cleaning, full or half days. Fully licensed guide specializing in family fishing.

Erv Keller Guide Service
Phone: (715) 385-2265 Cell: (715) 605-2349
Full-time licensed guide for all species. 30 years experience. Tuffy boat with latest electronics. Fishing tackle and cleaning included. Full or half days. Children welcome. Call (262) 639-8491 November – April.

Mike Errington
Cell (815) 298-1358
Mike has 25 years of experience and grew up fishing the White Birch, Ballard, Irving chain of lakes. He is great with kids and families. Any species: from all day bluegill fishing to looking for the “big” one. Raised in Star Lake and started guiding when he was 13. Mike has the privilege of being in the Musky Inc. Hall of Fame.

Marty Clauson Fishing Adventures
Phone: (608) 369-0075
Licensed guide specializing in trophy Small Mouth Bass, Musky and Walleye. Fishing for over 30 years!

Little Lakes Guide Service & Canoe Restoration
Phone: (715) 385-0022 Cell: (715) 892-7391
Fishing guide for the Northwoods back country lakes. See the Northwoods from a vintage wooden canoe as it was in years gone by. Fish, photograph or just relax on hidden, pristine, little known lakes. Row trolling for musky from a Rhinelander Guide Boat. Shore lunch included. Also repair & restore wooden canoes & small boats.

Jake and Russ Smith
Russ – Phone: (715) 356-5565
Jake – Phone: (715) 356-5565 Cell (715) 614-5381
Russ Smith is the owner of Smity Baits and Guide Service in Minocqua, Wisconsin. For more than thirty years that he has been fishing the waters of Oneida and Vilas counties, Russ has helped hundreds of fishermen hook that special musky, walleye, northern pike, or bass with their name on it.
For a number of years, Jake Smith, has been guiding fishermen to some of the best spots for muskie, northern pike, walleye, largemouth bass, smallmouth bass and bluegills in Wisconsin’s Oneida, Vilas, and Price counties.