Surrounded by the Ottawa National Forest, the tiny village of Presque Isle bills itself as “The Last Wilderness.” Those looking for a quiet escape from bigger towns and cities will certainly find it here.
Located at the top of the state on the Michigan border, the Presque Isle area of Wisconsin holds over 100 high-quality lakes, most of them overlooked by the crowds. The Presque Isle Chain, Crab, Boot, and other lakes offer exceptional angling for Musky, Northern Pike, Largemouth Bass, Smallmouth Bass, Crappie, Sunfish, Perch and Walleye.
Fishing resources vary from wilderness ponds to the intriguing Presque Isle Chain, the challenging waters of which are known to reward expert anglers with trophy muskie and walleye. Walleye, muskie, largemouth bass, smallmouth bass, northern pike, largemouth bass, crappie, bluegill and yellow perch are all available throughout the region. A major Department of Natural Resources walleye-rearing pond is located right in the area, guaranteeing that the region will remain a rich fishing resource for years to come.
Accommodations range from one of the larger motel / hotel establishments in town to various quaint bed & breakfasts scattered throughout the area. Local shops and restaurants are welcoming to all kinds of outdoors enthusiasts – from fishermen to snowmobilers, hikers, and cross-country skiers. Presque Isle offers the best of both worlds, allowing visitors to “get away from it all”, without having to go without such niceties as comfortable accommodations, good cooking, and friendly service.
Towns: Presque Isle, Winchester
Bodies of Water: The Presque Isle Chain, Crab, Boot, Averill, Van Vliet lakes, Horsehead Lake, Little Horsehead Lake, Annabelle, Oxbow, Harris