One trip to Mercer and you’ll be “hooked”! Mercer has over 214 lakes in a 30 mile radius – including the 14,000 acre Turtle Flambeau Flowage– you are sure to have a different adventure each time. Fishing season officially opens on the first Saturday in May!
In search of the Mighty Musky?
Mercer is a bona fide musky mecca!. With documented 50-pounders that have been caught, we know we have trophy fish lurking in our waters. Best fishing is during the day with large plugs, spoons or bucktails. Trolling giant crankbaits is another productive method. If using live bait, 10 to 12-inch baits are best! Talk to us before you come up, and we can tell you where the fish are.
Walleye are by far the most popular gamefish and we have lots of them. With an abundance of keeper size walleye, chances are outstanding that you will be taking fish home. Walleyes primarily feed on minnows and are found in deeper waters. Trolling seems to give fishermen the best shot at a trophy. Bigger fish are usually caught early, after ice out. But the bite is exceptional throughout the summer. In the fall as temps drop, the bigger fish once again move into the shallows. Mercer lakes are subject to slot limits, which are posted at most boat ramps.
Winter Ice Fishing
Our ice fishing starts around December 1st and runs through March. We have plenty of place to fish, and an opportunity to catch just about anything.