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Your Fishing Trip at POV Resort

The best of fishing resorts in Wisconsin for families is located in a protected bay of North Twin Lake – a clear 2,899 acre scenic body of water is connected to 650 acre South Twin Lake. The combined waters are listed as a class “A” musky lakes and are known for huge fish. These lakes also offer tremendous opportunities throughout the year for catching walleye, northern pike, crappie, blue gills, largemouth bass and smallmouth bass.

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. Both lakes are located within the Nicolet National Forest. Your Twin Lake resort vacation at one of the state’s premiere fishing resorts in Wisconsin can’t be beat!

Best of Family Fishing Resorts in Wisconsin at POV Resort | Wisconsin Cabin Rentals

The best of fishing resorts in Wisconsin with boat rentals makes getting out on the lake from your cabin easy! A fun way to max your time at POV Lake Resort is to get out on the lake! POV Resort sells bait, and we have gasoline on site for your boating needs.

Or to book your boat rental directly online (making it easy-peasy-lemon-squeezy!) go to our boat rentals page:

Fishing off our docks is great – fish love hiding under our pier system and downed trees! A screened-in fish cleaning house is available (weather permitting) and is equipped with a freezer for guts, lights, electricity, and running water. The resort’s on-site general store also sells bait and fishing supplies. Down by the water we also have a Catch-of-the-Day Photo Station with a measuring rod to capture your big catch of the day. When you’ve Gone Fishin at one of the state’s top-rated family fishing resorts in Wisconsin, we’ve got you covered.

Whether you bring your own boat, or rent one of ours you will more than likely find yourself taking advantage of the North Twin Lake by boat. We rent boats on site, and all of our complimentary non-motorized boats are available first come, first serve to guests. The resort offers a complete docking facility (with 20 boat slips) for your boat. Cabin rentals come with a boat slip included in the rental rate. Launching your boat here at the resort is easy – our on-site boat launch can accommodate crafts up to 20′ in length.

Unleaded gasoline is available on the premises. For non-guests looking to launch, our resort does a $20.00/day fee for public launch of either a boat off our property. Give us a call at 715-204-4111 to set up use of our launch based on availability.

Fishing on North Twin Lake at POV ResortCoadys’ Point of View Lake Resort is located on North Twin Lake, one of the best muskellunge fishing lakes in the country. Annually scores of musky are caught off the shores of the resort, where we keep records for all to see. 

As seen here, the largest fish ever caught on North Twin and in Vilas County was by Myrl McFaul in 1954. Weighing in at 53 pounds, 12 ounces, it is one of the biggest fish ever caught in Wisconsin. Photo provided by John Detloff. 

We strive to help you have the best experience at the top-rated Fishing Resorts in Wisconsin:

  • Check out the latest North and South Twin Lakes fishing report on Lake Link: click here.
  • To see a Vilas County fishing report click here.
  • Hook and Bullet’s NTL fishing report, click here

Phelps Convenience Store

We also highly recommend Northern Waters Angling in Conover.

Also check out Guides Choice Pro Shop: Full service fishing and hunting sportshop in Eagle River. Home of the largest privately owned freshwater aquarium in Wisconsin at 16,300 gallons. Displaying native locally caught 50″ musky, trophy walley, largemouth bass, smallmouth bass, northern pike and a variety of panfish. We offer educational fishing schools, reel and rod tip repair services. We are also the areas fishing and hunting licenses headquarters.

Dublins Sports Bar and Grill (seriously great irish grub, interior, and huge deck overlooking the water) & Great Escape Bar and Grill (newly renovated interior, super good pizza, pool tables, and another awesome deck)…both pubs also have horseshoes!

Testimonial | Top-Rated of Family Fishing Resorts in Wisconsin

“Simply put, this “up north” resort is second to none and it has some luxuries I’ve never seen at similar places. I’ve been all throughout the North Woods (WI, many parts of Michigan, other) and this place is absolutely great. Some of the best views and best fishing I’ve experienced. I’ve now visited a couple of times, once as part of a guys fishing trip and once with my family. Both trips were spectacular. Not often can the same resort work well for so many different types of groups. I also thought some of their new camp sites (Yurts, luxury RV’s, etc) were really cool. Smart idea to give people so many different lodging options on one property. On our last trip up, we met the awesome resort owners.  Darren and Gen definitely love what they do at POV resort. Anyway, can’t wait to get back there. Really a beautiful and special slice of heaven right here on earth!” – J.D. – 5 Star Rating

Lake Facts & Statistics at the Premiere of Fishing Resorts in Wisconsin

fishing resorts in Wisconsin at POV Resort on North Twin Lake
    • Place Name: North Twin Lake
    • Place Status (Type): Lake
    • Location: Vilas County, Wisconsin (WI), United States, North America
    • Latitude: 46.05111 °
    • Longitude: -89.13000 °
    • Acres: 2,899 square acres
    • Mean Depth: 28 feet
    • Max Depth: 60 feet
    • Elevation: 1,682 feet
    • Access: POV Resort On-Site Boat Ramp
    • Lake Type: Drainage Lake
    • Nature: The lake is surrounded by a variety of wildlife, including bald eagles, loons, and ospreys. The lake is also home to a variety of aquatic plants, including wild rice, water lilies, and pondweed.
    • Contour Map: Download a contour map of North and South Twin Lakes here: Contour Map.

Your Guide to Fishing North & South Twin Lakes at the Finest of Fishing Resorts in Wisconsin

Fish Found on Our Lakes

Black Crappie

Black Crappie Fishing at POV Lake Resort Panfish are common on our lakes. 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.

Bluegill

Bluegill Fishing at POV Lake Resort Panfish are common on our lakes. 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. It usually hides around, and inside, old tree stumps and other underwater structures. It can live in either deep or very shallow water, and will often move back and forth, depending on the time of day or season.

Largemouth Bass

Largemouth Bass Fishing at POV Lake Resort Common on North and South Twin Lakes. 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.

Muskellunge

Musky Fishing at POV Lake Resort North and South Twin Lakes are historically well known for some of the best trophy musky in the state. 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 good.

Northern Pike

Northern Pike Fishing at POV Lake Resort Not as common on North or South Twin Lakes. 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 tip-ups.

Smallmouth Bass

Smallmouth Bass Fishing at POV Lake Resort Not as common on our lakes. 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.) Probably the 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 line taut.

Walleye

Walleye Fishing at POV Lake Resort We have great walleye on our lakes. The walleye is one of the most highly prized game fishes in Wisconsin. Thousands are caught each year during their spring spawning runs. Most all Walleye fishing in May in lakes or rivers is done with a live minnow. There are different species of minnows and most will work for the angler. Walleyes are primarily minnow feeders, but leeches, small bullheads, nightcrawlers, and various small plugs are favorite baits – especially during warmer water months. 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

Perch Fishing at POV Lake Resort Panfish are common on our lakes. 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.

Ingredients

All Items Sold at the POV Self-Serve Store in the Rec!

      • 1 lb thawed fish fillets
      • ½ cup beer
      • cooking oil, enough to cover fish as specified
      • ⅓ box Shore Lunch® Fish Beer Batter Mix 
  1. Cut fillets into 4” pieces and pat dry.

  2. Pour oil into a large skillet and preheat oil to 350°F. Use a thermometer to ensure that the oil reaches 350°F.

  3. Place dry batter mix into a medium bowl. Slowly add beer, mixing with a whisk or fork, until the beer is incorporated. The batter should be fairly thick and free of lumps. Add extra beer or batter mix as necessary to reach desired consistency.

  4. Dip fish pieces in batter, gently shake off excess and carefully place in preheated oil. Oil should cover fish pieces about halfway. Avoid overcrowding.

  5. Fry each side until done, about 2-3 minutes, turning once. Fish is done when it flakes easily with a fork.

  6. Remove cooked fish pieces from oil and drain on paper towels. For the crispiest texture, let fish stand for 1-2 minutes before serving.

  1. Pour oil into a large Dutch oven or deep fryer to a depth that allows fish pieces to float while cooking. Dutch oven or deep fryer should be no more than 1/3 full of oil. Heat oil to 375°F.

  2. Prepare fish as directed above and fry until done, about 3-5 minutes. Fish is done when it flakes easily with a fork.

  3. Drain on paper towels and let fish stand for 1-2 minutes before serving.

1 (9-ounce) box of Shore Lunch Beer Batter coats about 2-3 pounds of fish. Use 1 (12-ounce) can or bottle of beer when using the entire box.

Recipe Variations/Tips:

Italian Style: Add 1 teaspoon of dried Italian seasoning and ½ cup Parmesan cheese to 1 box of batter mix. Prepare as directed above. Serve with pasta and your favorite red sauce.

Fish Tacos: Add 1 teaspoon taco seasoning to 1 box of batter mix. Prepare as directed above. Serve with flour or corn tortillas and salsa. Non-alcoholic beer (or water) can be substituted for beer.

Coadys Point of View Lake Resort and Glamping Campground
Coadys Point of View Lake Resort and Glamping Campground
Coadys Point of View Lake Resort and Glamping Campground
Coadys Point of View Lake Resort and Glamping Campground
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