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Arbutus Lake*

Clark County - Wisconsin
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Arbutus Lake* is a 774 acre lake located in Clark, Jackson Counties. It has a maximum depth of 50 feet. Visitors have access to the lake from public boat landings, public beaches. Fish include Musky, Panfish, Largemouth Bass, Smallmouth Bass, Northern Pike, Walleye and Catfish.

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Caught by Jeremy Thomley
Caught by Shane  Liebl
Caught by Kurt Kodl

Frequently Asked Questions About Arbutus Lake*, WI

How big is Arbutus Lake*?
Arbutus Lake* is approximately 774 sq acres (3.1 sq km) in size.

How deep is Arbutus Lake*?
Arbutus Lake* is approximately 50 feet (15.3 m) at its deepest point with an average depth of 16 feet (4.9 m).

What kind of fish can you catch in Arbutus Lake*?
Although thery may be others but anglers can expect to find a variety of fish including Channel Catfish, Largemouth Bass, Muskie, Northern Pike, Panfish, Smallmouth Bass and Walleye in Arbutus Lake*.

What are the closest cities to Arbutus Lake*?
Nearby cities and towns include Hatfield, WI, Merrillan, WI and Alma Center, WI.

Are there places to stay in the Arbutus Lake* area?
Are you craving a weekend escape from the hustle and bustle of city life? Or maybe you're an avid angler in search of the perfect fishing spot? Look no further! Arbutus Lake* and its surrounding area offer an abundance of options to suit your needs. If you're in need of accommodation, check out our area map which highlights some of the best places to stay. And if you're looking for even more options, head on over to our Travel section. But why settle for a traditional hotel or resort when you can take your adventure to the next level by renting a RV? The open road awaits you!
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Are there boat launches on Arbutus Lake*?
We know of 5 public boat launches on Arbutus Lake*. Please observe any specific lake regulations posted by the boat launch and please help keep the launch area free of litter.

Are there places to eat and drink near Arbutus Lake*?
Yes, you can find numerous options in the area. Click the button below to see what's nearby.

What are the fishing regulations for Arbutus Lake*?
Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources There are specific fishing regulations Arbutus Lake* that you need to know. For complete fishing regulations visit the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources. To report a violation call (800) 847-9367 or cell #367. Need a Wisconsin fishing license?

General Restrictions
  • Catch and release fishing for largemouth and smallmouth bass is open year round unless otherwise noted.
  • Motor Trolling is allowed with up to 3 hooks, baits, or lures, per angler.

What is the bottom composition of Arbutus Lake*?
Arbutus Lake*'s bottom composition is comprised of sand (47%), gravel (30%), rock (12%) and muck (11%).

Explore the Arbutus Lake* area in a RV
Are you looking for an adventurous vacation option that won't break the bank? Look no further than renting an RV! Contrary to popular belief, the process is much simpler than you might imagine. With just a few easy steps, you'll soon be experiencing the ultimate freedom and convenience of exploring the open road in your very own recreational vehicle. And the best part? RV travel can save you up to 60% compared to other types of vacations! With the money you'll save, you'll be able to travel even more and create unforgettable memories along the way. So why wait? Start planning your next adventure today with an RV rental. Learn more about renting a RV.

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What is the average air temp for Arbutus Lake*?
Looking forward to your next adventure at Arbutus Lake*? Don't forget to plan ahead! Weather can be unpredictable, but we've got you covered. On average, air temperatures during this time of year range from a high around 67°F (20°C) to a low around 45°F (7°C). Of course, these are just historical averages, so be prepared for anything Mother Nature throws your way. For the most up-to-date weather information, be sure to check out our Weather Bar located at the top of this page.

Arbutus Lake* Reviews
Below is the word on street about Arbutus Lake*.
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ryan s.
Racine, WI
1 star rating
No bites on our tip ups
Reviewed Dec 30, 2018
randy m.
Neillsville, WI
1 star rating
Fished this lake multiple times during many winter/summer seasons with absolutely no luck. Maybe I am just not in the right places at the right times, but the lake is small and seems easy to read for points, flat, and other structure. Summer fishing is a joke as the boat traffic is ridiculous with absolutely no regard to boat safety/procedures. With that said, this lake appears dead. Even though it's a longer drive, I am sticking with my northern WI lakes that consistently produce fantastic fishing year-round and have considerate boaters. I'm done with Arbutus.
Reviewed Jan 24, 2017
dave k.
3 star rating
The lake is spotty for bass so you need to keep moving but the good news you can come back to a spot and catch more. The active largemouth are near current swept or windy points but they can also be found on the big flat near east arbutus campgrounds. In the spring go up Arnold's creek past the bridge. The smallmouth are mixed in the with the largemouth on the current swept or windy points. Go up the main river and feeder creeks and fish the main channel at the turns and breaks. Catfish use chicken liver in the deep holes.
Reviewed Nov 11, 2013

More Nearby Lakes To Explore
There's more lake's to explore around Arbutus Lake*...
Upper Backwater 1.8 mi 24 19 ft
Lower Backwater 2.2 mi 26
Dry Land Flowage 5.0 mi 13 5 ft
Trow Lake (L Merrillan Pond) 5.2 mi 38 9 ft
Oakwood Lake (U Merrillan Pond) 6.2 mi 15 13 ft
Teal Flowage 6.8 mi 16 10 ft
Staffon Flowage (School) 6.9 mi 21 1 ft
Town Line Flowage 8.2 mi 131 7 ft
Unnamed T24n R03w S19-10 8.7 mi 37 8 ft
Big Bear Flowage 8.8 mi 16 6 ft
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