North Twin Lodge is located in a protected bay of North Twin Lake.
A clear 2899 acre scenic body of water connected to 650 acre South Twin
Lake. The combined waters are listed as a class "A" musky lake
and are known for huge fish. Walleye and panfish are also plentiful.
North Twin has ten miles of shoreline, up to 60' holes and abundant structure
such as reed beds, underwater islands, rock bars, and cabbage beds to
harbor your trophy fish.
Water skiers and boating enthusiasts enjoy the calm waters right off
our piers. Swimmers enjoy crystal clear water for a refreshing dip. Loons,
ducks, herons, osprey, otters and eagles all make their homes here.
Facts & Statistics
North Twin Lake
Place Status (Type):
Vilas County, Wisconsin (WI), United States, North America
2,899 square acres
North Twin Lodge Boat Ramp
North Twin Lake , Vilas co., N Wis., 7 mi/11.3 km
NE of Eagle R. city; c.5 mi/8 km long, 1.5 mi/2.4 km wide. Phelps is
at E end. Connected to the smaller South Twin L. (2 mi/3.2 km wide, 2
mi/3.2 km long) at W end by narrow channel.
The black crappie is considered an excellent game fish when taken
on light tackle. Extreme care must be taken in landing these fish
because their mouths are very tender. Anglers specializing in catching
black crappie know that to be successful the bait must be kept constantly
moving. The best baits are small minnows, small maribou-covered jigs,
plastic minnows, or small streamer flies cast along the outer edges
of weed beds. The crappie lies in weed beds in deep water during
the day and bite best in early morning or toward evening. In summer,
with the abundance of small fish for feed, they are more difficult
to catch. Small minnows are used as bait in winter.
Plain garden worms are the favorite bait for bluegills, but they can be caught
on a number of different types of lures. The fly fisher can have fun with
poppers, especially in spring and early summer, when nests are concentrated
in shallow water. Most large bluegills are taken in deep water during the
summer months by drifting with the wind using worms. Wintertime jigging in
the weed beds with grubs or mousies on ice jigs also produce excellent results.
Largemouth bass will bite on almost anything. They can be caught on minnows,
worms, or other live bait, plus poppers or streamers presented with a fly
rod, or plugs thrown from a casting or spinning rod. Because the bass is
usually associated with weeds, a weedless bait will often be necessary. Best
fishing times are early morning and evening during the warm months. Bass
like warm water and warm weather. Few bite in the winter.
The natural home for the musky is in the northern lakes and rivers. It is a
solitary fish and lurks in weed beds or other protective cover. Anglers usually
have the best luck fishing during the daytime. Large plugs, spoons, and bucktails
are the best artificial baits. A live fish bait 10-12 inches long is also
Unlike other common species of game fish, northern pike are most active when
the water is cool. The northern pike is quite accommodating to anglers, biting
best during the daylight hours. Being a predator, northerns prefer live fish
baits, and wobbling spoons. They are a favorite target of ice fisherman with
Pound for pound the smallmouth bass is the scrappiest fish of all Wisconsin.
It is usually associated with a rocky stream or lake environment where its
favorite food, the crayfish, is abundant. Some of the best lake fishing takes
place in June during, and just after, the spawning season, and in early fall.
Natural baits like hellgrammites, dragonfly larvae and crayfish are especially
effective during early morning or late evening.
(Note: in Wisconsin it is illegal to possess live crayfish while fishing
or while possessing angling equipment on any inland water.)
best artificial baits are those used on the surface. Light tackle is ideal.
Fish quietly, casting toward rocks or logs, keeping the rod tip up and the
The walleye is one of the most highly prized game fishes in Wisconsin. Thousands
are caught each year during their spring spawning runs. Walleyes are primarily
minnow feeders, but leeches, small bullheads, nightcrawlers, and various
small plugs are favorite baits. In clear waters, walleyes usually stay
in deeper areas during the day, moving into the shallows at night. In more
turbid waters, they can be caught throughout the day. The large, unusual
eyes of the walleye are designed to help them easily find their prey.
Yellow perch are primarily bottom feeders with a slow deliberate
bite. They eat almost anything, but prefer minnows, insect larvae,
plankton, and worms. Tackle may range from a simple handline
or a fly rod in summer to a short, whippy, jigging rod in winter.
Because perch prefer cooler water, the best fishing is usually
in deep water. Perch move about in schools, often numbering in
the hundreds. If one spot is unproductive after a few tries,
it is best to move to other spots until a school is located.