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St. Germain serves as a premier destination for hunting and fishing and many other outdoor activities and events.

St. Germain serves as a premier destination for hunting and fishing and many other outdoor activities and events.

St. Germain serves as a premier destination for hunting and fishing and many other outdoor activities and events.

St. Germain serves as a premier destination for hunting and fishing and many other outdoor activities and events.

St. Germain serves as a premier destination for hunting and fishing and many other outdoor activities and events.

St. Germain serves as a premier destination for hunting and fishing and many other outdoor activities and events.

St. Germain serves as a premier destination for hunting and fishing and many other outdoor activities and events.

St. Germain serves as a premier destination for hunting and fishing and many other outdoor activities and events.

St. Germain serves as a premier destination for hunting and fishing and many other outdoor activities and events.

St. Germain Chamber of Commerce
473 Highway 70 East
St. Germain, WI 54558
(715) 477-2205
www.st-germain.com

Welcome to St. Germain, WI

Since the late 1800s, the Northwoods has been a prized destination among top anglers and avid sportsmen. Today, St. Germain still serves as a premier destination for not only hunting and fishing, but also for every other kind of outdoor activity. You'll find mile after mile of trails for snowmobiling, cross-country skiing, biking, hiking and lakeside strolls. And year-round, you'll find top-notch accommodations and friendly restaurants. Some say the golden age of the Northwoods is a thing of the past, but we know it's still here. For an authentic Northwoods experience you're sure to remember, look no further than St. Germain.

St. Germain Fishing
Shortly after the ice melts on area lakes, fishermen head to St. Germain for panfishing. Crappies, bluegill and perch are all common in St. Germain’s lakes. In spring, look for shallow, warm water, particularly in protected bays, and fish with small jigs and baits. As spring moves on, catch & release bass fishing becomes popular. For the earliest bass action, target shallow, structure-rich lakes with stained waters and dark bottoms.

Summer is the quintessential Northwoods fishing seasons for many anglers. Panfishing gets increasingly better as the year progresses. Muskies become active shortly after their spawn in late spring. Early in the season, target areas just off prominent points and mid-lake humps adjacent to deeper water and fish smaller baits. As the summer progresses, increase the speed of your retrieves and the size of your baits.

St. Germain’s lakes are full of walleyes. Your chances of locating walleyes are greatly increased when you keep an eye on weather conditions, water temperatures and light conditions. Walleye tend to be shallower in low-light periods—such as sunrise, sunset and under cloudy skies—and move deeper during the day. Target mid-lake humps and deep weedlines.



 Smallmouth and largemouth bass action is excellent on St. Germain’s lakes. Largemouth bass tend to hold tight to thick weed cover and structure for most of the summer and provide excellent action. Smallmouth are found deeper, generally around deep rocks and deep weedlines. Often when the walleye aren't cooperating, there’s great bass fishing to be had, so be prepared for both species and you'll improve your chances of getting into some great fishing action.


 As the days grow shorter towards fall, many of St. Germain's fish species increase their feeding—which makes for great angling. Fall is the best time of year for catching behemoth trophy musky in St. Germain, with really tremendous-sized fish being caught right up until the lakes freeze over. Walleye action often increases as well, as does smallmouth fishing in the early part of fall.

For many fishermen, the real fishing starts when the lakes freeze over. St. Germain is a favorite destination for ice fishermen. Some of the best walleye and northern pike fishing can be had through the ice. The most popular technique for winter walleyes is jigging or using tip-ups with small to medium sized minnows. By far the most popular technique in St. Germain for winter pike is using a tip-up baited with large shiners or other live minnows. Crappies, bluegill and perch are also ice fishing favorites. If you’re looking for a great ice fishing getaway, check out the St. Germain resorts that specially cater to ice fishermen, with shanties and amenities ready when you arrive.