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Rib Lake

Taylor County - Wisconsin
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Rib Lake is a 301 acre lake located in Taylor County. It has a maximum depth of 9 feet. Visitors have access to the lake from a public boat landing. Fish include Musky, Panfish, Largemouth Bass, Northern Pike and Walleye.

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Frequently Asked Questions About Rib Lake, WI

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How big is Rib Lake?
Rib Lake is approximately 301 sq acres (1.2 sq km) in size.

How deep is Rib Lake?
Rib Lake is approximately 9 feet (2.7 m) at its deepest point with an average depth of 6 feet (1.8 m).

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


What are the closest cities to Rib Lake?
Nearby cities and towns include Rib Lake, WI and Westboro, WI.

Are there places to stay in the Rib 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! Rib 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 Rib Lake?
We know of 1 public boat launch on Rib 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 Rib 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 Rib Lake?
Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources There are specific fishing regulations Rib 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 Rib Lake?
Rib Lake's bottom composition is comprised of muck (90%), gravel (5%) and sand (5%).

Explore the Rib 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 aquatic invasive species are found in Rib Lake?
There are some aquatic invasive species found in Rib Lake including Chinese Mystery Snail and Purple Loosestrife.

Join us in the fight to prevent the spread of invasive species These sneaky creatures can hitch a ride on boats, clinging onto propellers, anchor lines, and trailers. They can even survive in hidden places like bilge water and ballast tanks, or disguise themselves in dirt and sand that sticks to nets, buckets, anchors, and waders. But don't worry, we have the power to stop them in their tracks with just a few simple steps. So let's do our part and protect our waters from these unwanted invaders.


What is the average air temp for Rib Lake?
Looking forward to your next adventure at Rib 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 54°F (12°C) to a low around 33°F (1°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.

Are there any state parks near Rib Lake?
Enjoy more of the outdoors with a visit to an area state park. There are 1 state park in the vacinity of Rib Lake.

For more Wisconsin State Park information see our State Park Guide.

Rib Lake Reviews
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corey a.
3 star rating
Tons of little bullheads in there it seems right now. There are big fish in this lake if you can find them, but you have to get your bait past the bullheads to get them. Very dirty water.
Reviewed Jun 25, 2009
ben a.
4 star rating
Lots of Walleye and Bullheads. Watch out for the rock bar. It's not marked with buoys in the Fall.
Reviewed Jan 15, 2009
jesse k.
5 star rating
Waist of a trip never caught a fish hear in my life
Reviewed Dec 22, 2004

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Little Rib Lake 1.3 mi 25 22 ft
Kennedy Lake 1.4 mi 14 8 ft
Wellington Lake 3.0 mi 45 41 ft
James Lake 3.2 mi 45 37 ft
Black Lake 3.2 mi 16 22 ft
South Harper Lake 3.3 mi 72 32 ft
North Harper Lake 3.7 mi 55 35 ft
Long Lake 3.8 mi 20 21 ft
Saint Clair Lake 4.1 mi 11 26 ft
North Spirit Lake 5.3 mi 224 22 ft
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