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Guide to fishing for largemouth bass, smallmouth bass, walleye, bluegill, green sunfish, pumpkinseed sunfish, rock bass, yellow perch, musky and northern pike at Grindstone Lake in Wisconsin.

Grindstone Lake, WI

Surrounded by homes and developed land, Grindstone Lake is a boating enthusiasts haven in summer. Two boat ramps are available to the public. Bank fishing is limited, but this 3,100-acre lake in the north-central part of the state, has plenty to offer anglers fishing from a boat, canoe or kayak.

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Grindstone Lake, located in Sawyer County in northwest Wisconsin, is a beloved fishing destination known for its abundance of fish species and scenic beauty. Anglers flock to this lake to test their skills and reel in some impressive catches.

Largemouth bass and smallmouth bass are popular targets for anglers in Grindstone Lake. The lake's structure, including weed beds, rocky points, and submerged structures, provides excellent habitat for these bass species. Anglers can use a variety of techniques such as casting with plastic worms, crankbaits, or topwater lures to entice strikes.

Walleye fishing is also prominent in Grindstone Lake. These prized game fish can be found near drop-offs, weed edges, and rocky areas. Anglers often use live bait rigs, jigging with minnows or leeches, or trolling with crankbaits to entice walleye bites.

Black crappie, white crappie, northern pike, yellow perch, and bluegill are other popular species in Grindstone Lake. These panfish provide excellent angling opportunities for both novice and experienced anglers. From using small jigs or live bait for crappie and bluegill to targeting northern pike with spinnerbaits or large minnows, there are various techniques to enjoy a productive day on the water.

Grindstone Lake in Sawyer County, Wisconsin, is a prime fishing destination, known for its abundant fish species including largemouth bass, smallmouth bass, walleye, black crappie, white crappie, northern pike, yellow perch, and bluegill. With its scenic beauty and recreational activities such as boating and camping, Grindstone Lake offers a memorable experience for anglers and outdoor enthusiasts alike.

There is more than 10 miles of shoreline to explore in search of bass, sunfish, perch and pike. Trolling is a good tactic for walleye. The lake also has big muskies and northern pike.

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Primary fish species residing in Grindstone Lake

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Largemouth bass Smallmouth bass Walleye Bluegill Green Sunfish Pumpkinseed Sunfish Rock Bass Yellow Perch Muskie Northern Pike

Grindstone Lake Amenities

Marina: NO
Boat Rental: NO
Boat Launch Ramp: YES
Campgrounds: NEARBY
RV Hookups: NEARBY
Lodging: YES
Convenience Store: YES
Bait & Tackle: YES
Restaurant: YES

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Grindstone Lake offers not only great fishing but also opportunities for boating and camping. Boaters can explore the lake's many bays, coves, and open waters while enjoying the serene surroundings. Camping facilities around the lake provide convenient accommodations for those looking to extend their fishing trip and immerse themselves in nature.

Public Boat Launch Ramps & Landings

Grindstone Lake Public Boat Launch Ramp
Located in the southwest section of the lake, off Grindstone Landing Road, this is a one-lane, concrete ramp with paved parking.

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Campgrounds & RV Parks Nearby

Sand Lake Pines Resort & Campground - 715 865-2309

Stone Haven RV Park - 715 558-5172

Grindstone Lake WI Map - Fishing & Camping Areas

Contact Information

Grindstone Lake
WI DNR Grindstone Lake
Hayward, WI 54843
888 936-7463


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Grindstone Lake in WI

Fishing for smallmouth and walleye in north-central WI.

Grindstone Lake, in Wisconsin.