Best of Wisconsin Ice Fishing Resorts with Proven Waters

Adventures at the Premier Ice Fishing Cabin Rentals Wisconsin

Stay at the Leading Cabins Rentals Wisconsin & Ice Fish Off Our Shore

Don’t stay at a hotel – spread out for your ice fishing trip and stay at POV Lake Resort – the best of the premier Wisconsin ice fishing resorts. Our resort offers renovated studio and 2-bedroom ice fishing cabin rentals directly on the famed fishing North Twin Lake – making watching your tip-ups that much easier. Hang with your friends and family and have the quintessential Wisconsin Northwoods wilderness experience! Come see why so many anglers return year after year to the area for a well-stocked lake, professionally-cleaned cabins, breathtaking scenery, and some of the friendliest people you’ll ever meet.

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Best of Wisconsin Ice Fishing Resorts

POV’s Plentiful Waters

North and South Twin Lakes are one of the nation’s premiere ice fishing bodies of water. Our unrivaled of ice fishing cabin rentals Wisconsin are just a short walk on to the ice and great spots to fish. Wintertime jigging in the weed beds produces excellent results. These lakes offer tremendous opportunities for catching walleye, northern pike, crappie, blue gills, largemouth bass and smallmouth bass. Both lakes are located within the Nicolet National Forest. These northern Wisconsin lakes produce trophy fish year after year! Book your stay at the top-rated of Wisconsin ice fishing resorts.

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North Twin Lake and the waters off our shore are ready-made for the best of all inclusive ice fishing trips Wisconsin. Below are not only the most common ice fishing fish to go after, they are plentiful in our waters!

Bluegill

Bluegill Fishing at POV Lake Resort

Try fishing in shallow bays where the water is about four to eight feet deep. For bait, try a teardrop lure tipped with live insect larvae. Gently jig the lure up and down. As a general rule, the warmer the weather, the better it’s for Bluegill ice fishing. Catching them in bitter weather is challenging since they move to deeper water. Be quiet. Fish spook and avoid vibration and noise. And move! Hole–hopping, even small distances, can produce fish. Also, fish the entire VERTICAL water column. 

Yellow Perch

Perch Fishing at POV Lake Resort

Jig for perch at 35 feet. For bait, try small, live minnows or weighted ice flies and insect larvae. Gentle jigging with a lightweight bobber and a short pole with a strong line and a sinker seem to work great. Perch might be the other most popular species for ice fishing. They’re active throughout the day, though first light and sunset really drive the bite with perch. Once you find a school, the fishing can be nonstop action. You can find smaller fish nearshore, while bigger Perch live in deeper waters. Local anglers prefer to work with more than one hole at a time to take advantage of it. 

Walleye

Walleye Fishing at POV Lake Resort

This schooling fish is found along the shorelines and in shallow bays. Key spots to look for Walleye include gravel bars, weeds edges, rocky drop-offs, and mid-depth mudflats, with depths ranging from 20 to 30 feet of water. Tip-ups rigged with minnows are the best technique. Ice anglers heavily target walleye. These fish are most active during the evening hours. Walleye have fantastic night vision and feed in lower light than most fish. Be prepared to fish until late evening for these toothy critters.

Northern Pike

Northern Pike Fishing at POV Lake Resort

While not as common on NTL, they’re out there. Fish shallow bays with large live minnows on a tip-up in four to 12 feet of water. Pike are well known for their affinity to cold. The colder, the better. Set your tip-ups before sunrise for the best chance. As the water warms, they become less active.

Don’t want to haul all of your gear here? We make it easy for you! Stay at the best of ice fishing cabins rentals Wisconsin – with quintessential ice fishing shack rentals and some of the top ice fishing in the state (shack rentals starting at $75). Included in a full day or full weekend rate is an insulated ice fishing shack, a heater, ice fishing jigging poles, lures, and seating. We also have an optional Vexilar fish finder add on and a lightweight electric auger on hand to drill new holes. We offer a fully-equipped 4 person wooden shanty or a 4 person pop-up tent for rental – with or without gear. To reserve an ice fishing shack, click here for more info and availability.

We have the best amenities you want to find at a Northern Wisconsin resort – a heated rec room, a general store on-site with food/beverages/bait, and an fish cleaning hut. We have high-speed WIFI throughout the main campus – so we’ve got you covered for a streaming movie after a long day on the ice. 

For the latest ice fishing report on North Twin Lake, click here. We always recommend avoiding the pinch points between the island and the POV point on the mainland as well as the narrows between North and South Twin Lakes – water flow makes for thin ice. To see a Vilas County fishing report click here. And last but not least – Hook and Bullet has a really great NTL fishing report, click here.

    • Colin Crawford’s Guide Service – a local favorite of ours — Colin is a really great guy and lives right in downtown Phelps! His guide services are available for individuals, groups or families on a half-day or full-day basis.
    • Pertile’s UP North Guide Service — Up North Guide Service is owned and operated by Captain Jason Pertile, guiding in Forest, Vilas and Oneida Counties in northeast Wisconsin. He mainly fishes for walleyes and panfish, and am one of the few fishing guides having 25 plus years of experience in northern Wisconsin.
    • Mark Haynes Guide Service Whether you’re looking for walleye, musky, panfish, or bass, Mark Haynes Guide Service will provide you with a great day on the water!

Remember to be safe on the ice everywhere! Read – Flag Up! for safety and tips from the Wisconsin DNR. Always be aware that ice thickness can vary on the same body of water and follow all recommended safety precautions. We take safety seriously at the best of ice fishing cabin rentals Wisconsin.

Testimonial | Top-Rating of Wisconsin Ice Fishing Resorts

“This was our first time at POV Resort but it will most definitely not be our last. We had an awesome time. Our cabin was very cozy and offered everything we needed to be comfy after our days on the ice. We also rented the Deluxe Ice Fishing Package which we greatly enjoyed. This was our first time ice fishing, the staff were very helpful. We were able to catch a fish, which was our goal!!! We are already planning our trip for next year.” – Dave – 5 Star Rating

POV has the best of Wisconsin ice fishing resorts shoreline in the Eagle River area (even Google thinks so!). And yes, we we may be biased but check out our reviews – guests think so too.
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Fishing with Tip Ups

How to Filet a Fish

Fish Fry Recipe (Fry!)

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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