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Manitowish Lake

Vilas County - Wisconsin
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Manitowish Lake is a 496 acre lake located in Vilas County. It has a maximum depth of 61 feet. Fish include Musky, Panfish, Largemouth Bass, Smallmouth Bass, Northern Pike and Walleye. The lake's water is moderately clear.

Visit Mercer, WI

From the vast water wonderland of the 14,300 acre Turtle Flambeau Flowage to the far-reaching wilderness of the 74,500 acres of public forestland, Mercer offers authentic outdoor adventures that you will remember long after you?ve returned home.

Whether you choose to explore on snowmobile, ATV, car, camper, bike, boat, skis, or by foot, you are sure to discover the unending, unique fascination of the Northwoods.

Every season offers a new way to experience our natural beauty. The quiet of winter snow is broken by the sounds of spring peepers that fade as the loon?s calls fill the lakes in the summer. Finally, the woods explode in a riot of color in autumn and then the cycle begins again. That?s the beauty of Mercer. You can?t go wrong... life is outdoors.

For more information on things to do and see check out mercercc.com

Explore The Turtle Flambeau Flowage

The Turtle Flambeau Scenic Wilderness Waters Area and Trude Lake is comprised of nearly 19,000 acres of water and 35,500 acres of public land for you to use and enjoy throughout the year. Unlike Canada, there is no passport required. Unlike Minnesota?s Boundary Waters, there are no permits required.

The Flowage is truly a water wonderland, offering countless opportunities for outdoor adventure. The Turtle Flambeau Flowage is a natural choice for outdoor living, with accommodations for any style of "roughing it".
For more information on things to do and see check out turtleflambeauflowage.com

Explore Minocqua

Welcome to the communities of Minocqua, Arbor Vitae, and Woodruff - Nature's Original Water Park?. We are located in Northern Wisconsin's Lake Country where there are thousands of lakes, rivers, and streams that literally saturate the geography. Vacationers have long been visiting the Minocqua Area to enjoy all this water by boating, swimming, fishing, snowmobiling, hiking, biking, atving, and more. There are no admission fees and we're open year-round!
For more information on things to do and see check out minocqua.org

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Frequently Asked Questions About Manitowish Lake, WI

How big is Manitowish Lake?
Manitowish Lake is approximately 496 sq acres (2.0 sq km) in size.

How deep is Manitowish Lake?
Manitowish Lake is approximately 61 feet (18.6 m) at its deepest point with an average depth of 23 feet (7.0 m).

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

Are there fishing guides or charters for Manitowish Lake?
Yes! There are fishing guides and charters for Manitowish Lake and/or the surrounding area. Might we suggest Dewey Catchem and How Guide Service?

What are the closest cities to Manitowish Lake?
Nearby cities and towns include Boulder Junction, WI and Lac du Flambeau, WI.

Are there places to stay in the Manitowish 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! Manitowish 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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Sunrise Resort
Sunrise Resort
Presque Isle, WI
(715) 686-2414
about 7 miles away
White Birch Village
Pro Savings
White Birch Village
Boulder Junction, WI
(715) 385-2182
about 9 miles away

What are the best fishing times for Manitowish Lake?
Today for Manitowish Lake, fishing looks to be moderately active with peak fishing times around 1-2 pm and 5-7 pm. (view forecast graph)

For more best fishing times and fishing forecast vist our Manitowish Lake Fishing Forecasts section. Lake-Link Pro users can acess fishing forecasts for up to 10 days in advance and dial into species specific data.

Are there topographical lake maps available Manitowish Lake?
We have an topograpical map for online viewing near the top of this page. Lake-Link Pro users can download an print a topograpical map of Manitowish Lake (.pdf format) along with 2,700 more lake maps. For more information on all the benefits of Lake-Link Pro click here.

Manitowish Lake area businesses:
Please check out these local businesses in the Manitowish Lake area:
Sunrise Resort
Sunrise Resort
Presque Isle, WI
(715) 686-2414
about 7 miles away
White Birch Village
Pro Savings
White Birch Village
Boulder Junction, WI
(715) 385-2182
about 9 miles away
Mercer Wisconsin Chamber of Commerce
Mercer Wisconsin Chamber of Commerce
Mercer, WI
(715) 476-2389
about 11 miles away
Turtle Flambeau Flowage Association
Turtle Flambeau Flowage Association
Mercer, WI
about 14 miles away

Are there places to eat and drink near Manitowish 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 Manitowish Lake?
Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources There are specific fishing regulations Manitowish 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 1 hook, bait, or lure per angler, and 3 hooks, baits, or lures maximum per boat.

What is the bottom composition of Manitowish Lake?
Manitowish Lake's bottom composition is comprised of sand (70%), rock (15%), gravel (10%) and muck (5%).

Explore the Manitowish 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.

2021 Heartland M335
2021 Heartland M335
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Manitowish Waters, WI
2004 Jayco Jay Flight
2004 Jayco Jay Flight
29 ftSleeps 4
Manitowish Waters, WI
2019 Forest River Wildwood X-Lite
2019 Forest River Wildwood X-Lite
26 ftSleeps 4
Woodruff, WI
2016 Prime Time Crusader - Ready for Serious Relaxation
2016 Prime Time Crusader - Ready for Serious Relaxation
32 ftSleeps 4
Woodruff, WI
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What aquatic invasive species are found in Manitowish Lake?
There are some aquatic invasive species found in Manitowish Lake including Banded Mystery Snail, Chinese Mystery Snail, Curly-Leaf Pondweed, Narrow-leaf cattail (Typha angustifolia), Purple Loosestrife and Rusty Crayfish.

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 Manitowish Lake?
Looking forward to your next adventure at Manitowish 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 68°F (20°C) to a low around 47°F (8°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.

Manitowish Lake Reviews
Below is the word on street about Manitowish Lake.
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joel d.
5 star rating
I have been fishing the Manitowish Chain for over 10 years now and it is easily one of my favorite bodies of water to fish! The musky fishing is excellent with some very large fish available from opening weekend until season close. In addition, there is good fishing for walleye, smallmouth bass, and panfish also. Factor in the beautiful surroundings and abundant wildlife, and you have a body of water that is tough to beat!
Reviewed Apr 20, 2005

More Nearby Lakes To Explore
There's more lake's to explore around Manitowish Lake...
Little Star Lake 1.1 mi 260 67 ft
Spider Lake 1.3 mi 278 43 ft
Stone Lake 1.3 mi 138 43 ft
Stepping Stone Lake Number 1 1.4 mi 18 46 ft
Bolin Lake 1.6 mi 67 35 ft
Stepping Stone Lake Number 2 1.7 mi 16 25 ft
Alder Lake 1.7 mi 264 30 ft
Fawn Lake 2.0 mi 70 14 ft
Stepping Stone Lake Number 3 2.0 mi 13 36 ft
Island Lake 2.4 mi 865 35 ft
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