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Minocqua Area and Northern Wisconsin

Welcome to the Minocqua Area - Nature's Original Water Park. We call it that because it's located in the middle of Northern Wisconsin's Lake Country. Here there are thousands of lakes, rivers and streams that literally saturate the geography. And vacationers have long been visiting the Minocqua Area to enjoy all this water by boating, swimming, fishing, snowmobiling and more. There's no admission fees and we're open year round!

Fishing Report

Mid August,  2014   -   Lakeland Area Fishing Report

altWater temps are ranging in the mid to upper 70’s, giving Northwoods fishermen some of the best action of the year.  Walleyes are being caught at sunrise and sunset on 14 to 18 foot weed edges as well as 20 to 30 foot rock bars.  A whole Nightcrawler works great on a 1/8 oz. jig crawled slowly across the bottom.  Slip Bobbers and Lindy rigs are also producing with Jumbo Leeches and larger minnows.

Largemouth and Smallmouth Bass fishing is reaching its peak right along with the warmer water temps.  The Smallmouth relate to many of the rocky points and bars where they feed heavily on Crayfish and minnows.  The bigger Largemouth enjoy the shallow areas, setting up ambush points around Lilly Pads, fallen trees, and shallow weed beds.  This is a fun time of year to throw surface lures in shallow water.  Try using anything with propellers, a rubber frog, or a big popper to entice a hungry Bass up shallow.

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Road Construction UPDATE

US 51, Old Hwy 70 to 3rd Avenue, towns of Minocqua and Woodruff (*updated*)

UPDATED: 8/15/2014

Roadway construction

  • Topsoil placement, seeding, fertilizing, and emat placement in areas behind the curb and gutter along Packing Plant Road and Handrick Drive is almost complete.
  • Crews began excavation, grading, and storm sewer work on Townline Road. That work is expected to continue throughout August and September.
  • The surface layer of asphalt is scheduled for placement on US 51 after Labor Day, when US 51 construction resumes.
  • Crews plan to begin the storm sewer work on the north half of County J during the week of August 18.
  • Crews continued electrical work associated with the new traffic signals at the US 51/County J intersection and plan to continue with that work throughout August and September.
  • Utility (gas, electric, telephone, and cable) relocation work by Wisconsin Public Service, Frontier Communications, and Charter Communications has been completed between Old Hwy 70 and just south of County J. Crews plan to continue utility relocation work in and around Townline Road and County J.

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