Paul Bunyan Resort
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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
2015-2016 fishing seasons
(dates inclusive)
Early inland trout
March 7 (5 a.m.) to April 26
General inland trout
May 2 (5 a.m.) to Sept. 30
General inland fishing
May 2 to March 6, 2016
Largemouth bass northern zone
May 2 to March 6, 2016
Smallmouth bass northern zone catch and release
May 2 to June 19
Smallmouth bass northern zone harvest
June 20 to March 6, 2016
Large and smallmouth bass southern zone
May 2 to March 6, 2016
Musky - northern zone
May 23 to Nov. 30
Musky - southern zone
May 2 to Dec. 31
Northern pike
May 2 to March 6, 2016
May 2 to March 6, 2016
Lake sturgeon
Sept. 5 to Sept. 30 (hook-and-line)
Free fishing weekends
January 17-18, 2015 (winter) 
June 6-7, 2015 (winter)
January 16-17, 2016 (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.

Current Fishing Report