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Fishing Iron River Country

Charter Fishing

DayoL.jpg (9766 bytes) Fishing Charters on lake Superior. 

Call Capt. Mike at 715-774-3354 or email:

Detailed Map of our Lakes is available: call, write or E-mail

-Inland Fishing-

Fish Species:

Walley, Bass, Panfish, Northern, Trout and Musky.

Below are our Top 12 Lakes

Pike Chain of Lakes

880 acres

max. depth 60

W,B,P,N, & M

Delta Lake

180 acres

max. depth 30

W,B,P,& N

Deep Lake

125 acres

max. depth 30

W,B,P & N

Long Lake

263 acres

max. depth 23

W,B,P, & N

Iron River Flowage

76 acres

max. depth 15

W,B,P & N

Iron Lake

240 acres

max. depth 22

B,P & N

Peterson Lake

18 acres

max. depth 46

P, & N

Pine Lake

14 acres

max. depth 34

B,P & N

Ruth Lake

66 acres

max. depth 27

W,B, & P

Eagle Lake

159 acres

max. depth 55

W,B,P,N, & M

Half Moon

106 acres

max. depth 10

N & P

Lake Wanoka

15 acres

max. depth 20

B & P

-Stream Fishing-

The Brule, The Flag, The Iron, & The White are our 4 Major Rivers.



The Brule

Excellent Steelhead run.

Best - through April

Excellent Access

Open to Hwy. 2

The Flag

Good Steelhead run.

Best - mid April on.

Limited Access

Open to the Forks.

The Iron

Minor Steelhead Run.

Best - mid April on.

Limited Access

Open to the Dam.

The White

Not Open

in our


Spring Thaw and Snow melt will determine fishing conditions as well as timing of the heaviest spawning runs.


All four (4) of these rivers provide excellent Summer fly fishing.

The Brule - You'll find resident Rainbows, Browns and in the upper sections Brook Trout.

The Flag - You'll find resident Rainbows, a few Browns, and Brook in upper sections.

The White - Is best known for its incredible summer Hex hatch and trophy Browns.

The Iron River - The upper river above the old Orienta dam ( near Lake Superior) is an excellent choice for resident Brook Trout and Browns.



Fall is perhaps the most exciting time to fish our Rivers as Browns, Coho, and King Salmon return to make their spawning runs. Browns usually start appearing by mid to late July on the Brule. August will bring in the heaviest run of Browns on the Brule with Coho's and Kings running well into Sept. The fall runs on the Flag River are usually 2-3 weeks behind those on the Brule.

The White is not open in our area for the late season and removal of the Orienta Dam on the Iron will most likely affect the fall runs there.

This is a link to the DNR Fishing Page



This link is to the Department of Natural Resources Website for up to date information on hunting rules, regulations areas and seasons.





Many of our area lakes have boat landings.  The Pike Chain of Lakes has a landing at Twin Bear Campground and one on Buskey Bay.  You can rent a pontoon boat at The Hermitage for the day.  


Northern Pines Golf Course is located just outside of Iron River at 6330 Mitchell Rd. and is a nine hole course. 


IRACE - Iron River ATV Club Enthusiasts - This link will take you to ATV racing information and schedule, which takes place at the Iron River fairgrounds several times during the year.

There are many ATV trails in our area.  You can get a trail map from the chamber office.  We would be happy to mail you one also.


The North Country National Scenic Trail offers hiking enthusiasts the opportunity to hike and camp in our wilderness area. 

The Chequamegon national Forests are open to all for exploration.


Biking has become a very popular activity in the Iron River Area.   Along with our winding roads, the Camba Trails are very popular. Information and a map can be obtained from the above link. 



There are 3 public beaches: Twin Bear Campground on County H.,  Delta Park on Scenic Drive, Delta , and Moon Lake Park on County H. just South of Iron River.


Motocross races take place in Iron River at the Bayfield County Fairgrounds throughout the summer.  Dates are posted on our calender of events page.

The Tri-County Corridor is open for off-road motorcycles and there are trail around Valhalla.  It is the policy of the Chequamegon National Forest that trails not specifically closed or gated to use are available for off-road motorcycle or ATV recreation.


There are so many things to see and do in the area.  The Brule River is a wonderful sight and if you head north to the Mouth of the Brule you can walk along the shoreline. Take a tour of the Apostle Islands or ride up through Port Wing to the South Shore of Lake Superior.  In the fall, take a color tour or simply go for a hike, or ride down some of our glorious forest roads.  In the Winter, the Ice Caves out on Lake Superior from Cornucopia are a site to behold!   Check with the chamber office for other sightseeing ideas.


Take a look at our Camping Page for a list of campgrounds in the area.  The Brule River State Forest also offers camping.  The National Forest Service has some camping areas also.


Snowmobiling is a great winter sport!  For up to the moment snow conditions or a trail map, contact the chamber office or check out


The Brule River State Forest offers wonderful cross country ski trails that wind through the forest.

200 miles of designated cross-country ski trails can be found on the National Forest. Trails vary by size and difficulty, but they all offer skiers beautiful and serene experiences, and for many, an ideal escape from the everyday stresses of life! Most trails are groomed for both traditional style skiing and ski-skating. All areas have maps available at trailheads.


Iron River Community Center - Located on the east end of Iron River behind the VFW & County Garage.  The center is Air conditioned, has a professional audio system, large stage, & is Handicapped Accessible. The large hall is 60'x70'. There is also a 20x20 meeting room. The large fully licensed catering kitchen can accomodate most events. Hall capacity is 410 and there is seating available for 254. There is also paved parking.  The center is available to rent for any number of events and/or activities such as: weddings, family reunions, meetings, shows ( art & craft, sport etc.) For more information: Town Clerk's office @ (715) 372 -5447 or  e-mail   Fax: 715-372-4609.  Calendar of  upcoming events are available from the chamber office, the clerks office, and other locations around the area.