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Fishing Guides in Northern Wisconsin - St. Germain Guides
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T ips provided by Rob Manthei, Lake Maps provided by the Wisconsin DNR
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Big St. Germain Lake::

A famed Northern Wisconsin lake with a deserved walleye and muskie reputation.
Big Saint contains good numbers of Muskies and Walleyes and is considered
a trophy class fishery and a premier big fish water…. One the most reliable producers in Northern Wisconsin.

Lake Profile::

  • Location: North of the town of St Germain west of Hwy 155
  • Size: 1617 Acres
  • Max Depth: 42 Feet
  • Muskie Rating: A1 (Trophy Waters)
  • Water Source: Drainage
  • Water Clarity: Clear
  • Vegetation:
    Abundant weed types exist along areas of the shoreline, especially extensive beds of cabbage. Also bulrush, lily pad, celery and arrowhead are present.
  • Primary Species:
    Muskie, Walleye, Perch,
  • Secondary Species:
    Northern Pike, Largemouth Bass, Crappie, Bluegill
  • Forage:
    Cisco, Sucker, Juvenile Panfish, Various Minnows

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Little St. Germain Lake::

Little St. Germain is popular water with a diverse fish population and a reputation for producing fish. It clearly ranks as one of the top lakes in Vilas County….and displays a trophy capability.

Lake Profile::

  • Name: Little Saint Germain
  • Location: North of Hwy 70 and east of Hwy 155 and the Town of St Germain
  • Size: 956 Acres
  • Max Depth: 56 Feet
  • Muskie Rating: A2 (Action Waters)
  • Water Source: Drainage
  • Water Clarity: Moderately Stained
  • Vegetation:
    Abundant submergent weeds present, especially concentrated in the bays and stretches of shoreline
  • Primary Species:
    Muskie, Walleye, Bluegill
  • Secondary Species:
    Northern Pike, Largemouth Bass, Crappie, Perch
  • Forage:
    Juvenile Panfish, Various Minnows

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Found Lake::

St. Germain's diversified fishery. It has all…weeds, rocks, bars, humps, and drop offs. The Muskie and Largemouth Bass related to the weeds while the Walleye and Smallmouth Bass hang around the rocks. Found Lake also provides excellent Pan fishing. You will find Bluegills, Crappies, and Perch. Found Lake is noted as a productive lake and is easy to fish.

Lake Profile::

  • Location: North of the town of St. Germain East of Hwy 155
  • Size: 326 Acres
  • Max Depth: 21 Feet
  • Muskie Rating: A2 ( Action Waters)
  • Water Source: Drainage
  • Water Clarity: Slightly Stained
  • Vegetation:
    Moderate to heavy weed growth extends out into the lake from the shoreline.
    Cabbage is predominant.
  • Primary Species:
    Walleye, Muskie, Perch
  • Secondary Species:
    Largemouth Bass, Smallmouth Bass, Bluegills, Crappie
  • Forage:
    White Suckers, Various Minnows, Juvenile Panfish

:: Click Here for tips on fishing Found Lake


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Lost Lake::

Lost Lake is clearly a fishery that deserves your attention, especially for weed-oriented fish. Lost is one the finest lakes in the St Germain area it produces Muskies up to 30lb
Northerns in the 5-10lb class and great weed walleye action.

Lake Profile::

  • Location: North of the town of St Germain on Hwy 155
  • Size: 541 Acres
  • Max Depth: 22 Feet
  • Muskie Rating: A2 ( Action Waters)
  • Water Source: Drainage
  • Water Clarity: Slightly Stained
  • Vegetation:
    Abundant weed cover exists especially cabbage. Most of the lake has submergent weeds
  • Primary Species:
    Walleye, Muskie, Perch
  • Secondary Species:
    Largemouth Bass, Northern Pike, Crappie
  • Forage:
    Suckers, Various Minnows,
    Juvenile Panfish

:: Click Here for tips on fishing Lost Lake


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Rainbow Flowage::

The Rainbow Flowage was developed on the main stem of the Wisconsin River in 1935.
The state of Wisconsin and the WVIC maintain the Rainbow in its natural, undeveloped state and are home to a wide variety of wildlife. Walleyes are abundant and Northern Pike are numerous. Perch and Crappies are the dominant pan fish.

Lake Profile::

  • Location: Southwest of the town of St Germain between County Roads J & D
  • Size: 4139 Acres
  • Max Depth: 28 Feet
  • Muskie Rating: B ( Intermediate Water)
  • Water Source: Drainage
  • Water Clarity: Stained
  • Vegetation: Submergent weeds generally limited due to the effects of fluctuating water levels.
  • Primary Species:
    Walleye, Northern Pike, Perch
  • Secondary Species:
    Smallmouth Bass, Crappies, Rock Bass
  • Forage:
    Golden/Emerald Shiner, Sucker, Juvenile Panfish

:: Click Here for tips on fishing The Rainbow Flowage

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