Fishing At Lake Namekagon
AKA: Namekagon Lake Recreation Area
What to fish for...
Guide to fishing for largemouth bass, smallmouth bass, black crappie, walleye, bluegill, green sunfish, pumpkinseed sunfish, rock bass, yellow perch, musky and northern pike at Lake Namekagon in Wisconsin.
Beautiful scenery, great boating and excellent fishing make Lake Namekagon a very desirable destination for a day of fishing or an extended vacation. Anglers visit this 2897-acre lake with 90 miles of shoreline to pursue walleye, crappie, muskie and bass primarily. However the lake sports healthy populations of sunfish, perch and northern pike.
Lake Namekagon is located in northwestern Wisconsin, near the town of Cable. It is a part of the beautiful Namekagon River system and is known for its pristine waters and abundant fish population, making it a popular fishing destination.
Largemouth bass and smallmouth bass are popular game fish in Lake Namekagon. Anglers can find them near weed beds, rocky shorelines, and submerged structures. Casting with a variety of lures such as crankbaits, spinnerbaits, or plastic worms can be effective in enticing these bass species.
Walleye is another sought-after species in Lake Namekagon. Anglers can target walleye by trolling with crankbaits or spinner rigs, jigging with minnows or artificial baits, or fishing with live bait rigs near drop-offs, points, and submerged structures. Walleye can provide exciting action and are known for their delicious taste.
Black crappie is a popular panfish species in Lake Namekagon. Anglers can target them using small jigs, minnows, or artificial baits around submerged trees, brush piles, or weed beds. Crappie can be found in schools, especially during the spawning season, providing an opportunity for a successful day of fishing.
Northern pike is another prominent predator in Lake Namekagon. Anglers can target northern pike by using larger lures, such as spoons, spinners, or jerkbaits, near weed beds, points, or areas with submerged vegetation. Northern pike can offer a thrilling fight and are known for their aggressive nature.
Yellow perch and bluegill are popular panfish species that can be found in Lake Namekagon. Anglers can target them using small jigs, worms, or live bait near weed beds, submerged structures, or around docks. These species provide enjoyable fishing experiences for anglers of all ages and skill levels.
Lake Namekagon is not only a great fishing spot but also offers opportunities for boating and camping. Boaters can explore the scenic lake, go water skiing, or simply relax and enjoy the peaceful surroundings. There are camping facilities available nearby, allowing anglers and outdoor enthusiasts to extend their stay and fully immerse themselves in the natural beauty of the area.
Lake Namekagon in northwestern Wisconsin offers a variety of popular fish species including largemouth bass, smallmouth bass, walleye, black crappie, northern pike, yellow perch, and bluegill. With its picturesque setting, excellent fishing opportunities, and recreational activities such as boating and camping, Lake Namekagon is a favorite destination for anglers and nature lovers alike.
This fishery with many coves, islands and pockets is located in the northern part of the state, 8 miles east of Cable. You'll find everything you need for boating, fishing and camping here. Boat launch ramps, rental boats, bait, tackle, supplies and lodging all await your arrival. Namekagon Lake Recreation Area has a campground close by the lake.
Primary fish species residing in Lake Namekagon
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Lake Namekagon Amenities
Boat Rental: YES
Boat Launch Ramp: YES
RV Hookups: YES
Convenience Store: NO
Bait & Tackle: YES
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Fishing Boat Rentals
Garmisch USA Resort
Rentals: Fishing boats, canoes, pontoon boats and kayaks
Rentals: Fishing boats, pontoon boats and kayaks
Public Boat Launch Ramps & Landings
County Road D Boat Launch Ramp
Located in the southeast section of the lake, north side, off County Road D, this is a one-lane, concrete ramp with a dock and gravel parking.
Funnys Lane Boat Launch Ramp
Located in the northwest section of the lake, off Funnys Lane, this is a one-lane, concrete ramp with a dock and limited, paved parking.
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Campgrounds & RV Parks Nearby
Namekagon Campground - 715 634-4821
Lake Namekagon WI Map - Fishing & Camping Areas
Fire Rd 209
Cable, WI 54821
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Lake Namekagon in WI
General Fishing Info
Fishing for walleye, crappie, muskie and bass in northern WI.