Paul Bunyan Resort
​(715)234-2996      (715)651-8747     
939 Lakeshore Drive - Rice Lake, WI 54868
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"Fishing Reports for Rice Lake"
As reported by:
    Rice Lake Wisconsin
    Wisconsin DNR
Wisconsin Fishing Information Page
(Effective Date: April 1, 2021; Dates Inclusive)

General inland fishing
May 1 to March 6, 2022

Largemouth bass northern zone harvest
May 1 to March 6, 2022

Smallmouth bass northern zone harvest
June 19 to March 6, 2022

Large and smallmouth bass catch and release
At all other times of the year.

Musky - northern zone
May 29 to Dec. 31

Northern pike
May 1 to March 6, 2022

May 1 to March 6, 2022

Free fishing weekends
June 5-6, 2021 (summer)
January 16-17, 2021 (winter)
January 15-16, 2022 (winter)

Open All Year
Year-round, the Rice Lake area offers great fishing and boating. Big lakes, outstanding fishing and excellent accommodations make Rice Lake an ideal place for a boating or angling getaway. Musky, walleye, bass, northern pike, crappie and bluegill – all of these species offer exceptional action in the Rice Lake area, making it a true multi-species fishing destination.

The area is particularly well-known for its outstanding bass population, exceptional pan-fishing and high-quality musky fishing. The forage base is among the best in Wisconsin. And the Rice Lake area’s big lakes – averaging well over than 1,000 acres each – make it easy to find some elbow room when you’re out on the water.