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November 8, 2018

The Top 3 Reasons Why I Love Vilas County

Vilas County is a true “up north” destination. I’ve been traveling up here for the last ten years and I wanted to share some things that make Vilas County one of our favorite gateways, along with some cool facts about the area.

  • Some of Vilas county’s bigger cities/towns are St. Germain, Eagle River, Lac du Flambeau, Manitowish Waters, and Boulder Junction.
  • Vilas county is home to 1318 lakes and 73 rivers and streams.
  • It’s home to the world record tiger musky, caught on lake – Lac Vieux Desert at 51 pounds, 54 inches #goals .
  • It holds the Wisconsin State record walleye, caught on High Lake at 18 pounds. Wow!

And there’s so much more that always keeps us coming back. If you’ve visited Vilas County, then I’m sure you love it just as much as I do. If you haven’t, here are my top reasons why you should start planning your visit today:

1. Fishing

Vilas County is home to one of the largest concentrations of freshwater lakes on earth. The county boasts some of the best smallmouth bass, walleye and musky fishing in North America and its lakes are also home to crappie, bluegill, northern pike and more. The area is one of my favorite fishing destinations.

2. Lodging







I can’t even begin to tell you guys how amazing our cabin, “Memories Found” on Found Lake in St,Germain. It truly has it all for anyone looking for the charm of a Northwoods retreat.

A place like this is our dream home; a cabin nestled in the woods, on musky ridden waters, a dock to sip coffee or Bloody Mary’s on, an indoor fire place, an outdoor fire pit, and so much more. It was perfect.

3. Scenery

Everywhere you turn looks like something out of a movie. The forests, lakes and wildlife alone are reason enough to travel to the area. Spending time in nature is so relaxing, and these photo-worthy shots give you something to take home to remember the spectacular views.

If you missed anything from my trip or want another look at some of the lakes we fished, or restaurants we dined at, or more details on our beautiful cabin, be sure to check out my Wisconsin Travel Expert page.


















September 21, 2018

Hodag Musky Challenge

From September 21-23, musky anglers from around the country will come to Rhinelander to compete in one of the most historic musky tournaments in the nation.

The catch-and-release tournament will be headquartered at the Quality Inn Rhinelander, and fishing will take place on area lakes. Cash purse to the winning teams as well as prizes for the first 50-inch musky, the largest musky, the largest northern pike, and more. If you’re a musky fisherman or just someone interested in the sport, don’t miss the Fishing Hot Spots Hodag Musky Challenge!

Group 1: Boom Lake / Wisconsin River
Group 2: Crescent Lake / Oneida Lake / Hancock Lake
Group 3: Moen Chain
Group 4: Pelican Lake
Group 5: Lake Thompson / Lake George / Lake Julia

Register Online Now!


May 18, 2018

Spring Walleye Tournament

Choose from six area lakes. Complimentary hat, fish fry, and door prize, with cash prizes for the winners. Fri. 12pm-8pm, Sat. 7am-12pm &  3pm-8pm, Sun. 7am-11am.