Washburn County boasts an impressive collection of nearly 1,000 lakes, an extensive network of trails spanning hundreds of miles, captivating attractions, and welcoming businesses eager to enhance your Washburn County getaway. Whether you seek the ideal snug cabin or seek recommendations for the finest local spots for a Friday Night Fish Fry, rest assured, we’ve got your needs covered. Our goal is to immerse you in our community like a seasoned local, so we’re not holding anything back. Explore our WashCo Compass blog to uncover a wealth of “Behind the Scenes,” “Made Local,” and “Explore Local” options that will exceed your expectations. Make the most of your time in Washburn County!


Fittante Taxidermy is proud to lead the way in unsurpassed fish reproductions. We make our molds in-house and offer dozens of different sizes and positions. References are available upon request and phone orders are welcome. Serving quality minded sportsmen across the nation is our specialty.


Our Staff is made up of local and knowledgeable fishermen that grew up in this area, and fish the local and surrounding lakes religiously. They are always happy to help you prepare for a great fishing experience, whether it be for the local lakes or a family fishing vacation. We can mark maps and give you the current hot spots and fishing tactics for many of the the local and surrounding waters.

Steve Heiting is the managing editor of Musky Hunter magazine, North America’s largest magazine dedicated to musky fishing, and has become one of the sport’s best-known anglers.Although his home water is northern Wisconsin, Steve is a well-traveled angler and has caught big muskies from the northern-most musky lake in Ontario to as far south as Kentucky.Steve offers some great articles and tips along with Books and DVD on his web site.


At Tyrant Tackle our goal is to bring you high quality Muskie and Northern Pike lures using the finest components available at a price point that will not hurt your pocket book. Having over 10 years experience in the Musky lure business as well as being very active with Muskies Inc., we feel our lures rank as some of the best on the market today. We look forward producing Musky lures that will bring you memories that last a lifetime.


We at Spanky Baits have been hand-making muskie lures now for many years. We have a remarkable line of bucktails and fireballs that will hold up to the toughest of fish.Our mission is to manufacture high quality, cutting edge lures and bring them to you directly for an affordable price. Our company is committed to continual product improvement through feedback from our field researchers and consumers.Our Creative Team will take innovation to the highest possible level with different styles of thinking and approach. Through proven success by our loyal fisherman, Spanky Baits will become the standard by which all other lures are measured. Spanky Baits proudly supports habitat conservation, CPR and the general betterment of all our fisheries.


Twelve years ago I started manufacturing Slammer Crankbaits with the intention of making a quality fishing lure that will produce under any fishing condition. Only top-quality components go into our Slammer Crankbait to ensure this.Thru-wire construction for superior strength Tangle-free super sharp hooks Unbreakable diving lip Super-tough epoxy finish Six, fish-catching colors to match any weather or water condition Individually tuned to Slammers’ strike-producing action Computer-designed body style for maximum performanceLaser-cut body shape to insure consistency


We would like to thank you for helping make the ORIGINAL MANTA Series Jerkbaits the top selling line of jerk baits on the market today. Using the latest designing technology, River Run Tackle has been applying his extensive manufacturing and design expertise to create the next generation of products. With our new, computerized manufacturing and molding facility, you will continue to be able to expect superb consistency and performance from every new lure, giving each a permanent place in your fishing arsenal.


Our goal at Bitten Fishing Tackle is to bring you revolutionary fishing lure designs with new fish catching action, sound properties and durable lure colors that will attract muskies when other baits will not.Our fishing baits are handmade in the USA, tuned on the water, and buit with the finest components to help you boat your “fish of a lifetime”.

Musky Hunter magazine, “North America’s Musky Authority,” covers muskies and musky fishing in every state in which they are found, as well as Canada. Musky Hunter is a glossy, high quality, full-color production. The magazine is published 6 times a year in St. Germain, Wisconsin, to educate and entertain musky fisherman. Feature article topics include methods to catch muskies, lake profiles, interviews with famous musky anglers, proper release techniques, musky fishing history, biology and research. The magazine’s editors and writers include some of the best musky fishermen alive today.


Ty Sennett has over 20 years experience fishing on the Chippewa Flowage, with 13 years as a licensed guide. He is a strong advocate for Catch, Photo and Release. Ty is dedicated to finding and teaching new techniques and locations to land you the elusive Musky. The largest number of fish caught and released out of any other boat on the Chippewa Flowage has been Ty Sennett’s Tuffy. He has won the Esox Enduro Tournament held on the Flowage four out of six years.


I live to fish and hunt. Whether it is chasing the elusive whitetail or tangling with the mighty musky, I take the same pride and preperation to endure both. I started fishing when I was two years old, and hunted since I was able at twelve. I have fished the waters of Vilas, Onieda, and Iron counties all of my life.


Ben Modica has been fishing for muskies since 1987; from the early 90’s to present he has fished the Illinois Fox Chain of Lakes along with other lakes from Lake of the Woods to Cave Run Lake in pursuit of the elusive fish known as the Musky. In his pursuit for the Muskie, Musky Fix Guide Service Ben Modica, has caught and released many trophy muskies from Illinois waters.Ben is a fully Insured and Licensed Musky Guide on the Fox Chain O’ Lakes, his specialty is to provide you the client the best opportunity for a trophy and or numbers of muskies from our home waters close to home in Illinois. Being on the water daily Ben will teach you seasonal patterns and presentations. So if your looking for your first, largest or just wanting to learn the sport, Musky Fix Guide Service will provide for you a comfortable guiding experience.Musky Fix Guide Service would like to share this with you the knowledge and enjoyment along with the adrenaline rush of catching the mighty MUSKY!

Northeast Wisconsin Guide ServiceDuring the past 20 years, Mike has been a full time guide in Northeast Wisconsin. While he fishes for all species of fish, he specializes in smallmouth bass, walleye and musky. Much of his time is spent fishing rivers, where he feels much of his expertise lies. Through his years guiding, he has managed to put 40-pound musky, 20-pound pike, 7 pound smallmouth bass, 7 pound largemouth bass and 12 pound walleye in his boat from waters of northeast Wisconsin.


My name is Jeff Hanson and I have been a resident of Madison, Wisconsin all of my life. I am a lifelong fisherman and outdoorsman. I am a professional muskie fishng guide on the Madison Chain of Lakes her in Wisconsin.I fish exclusively for the “fish of a thousand casts” the MUSKY. I have been fascinated and obsessed with these fish since I was a young boy. I hope to pass some of my passion for this sport on to you as part of our time together.


My name is Todd Forcier, and I have over eight years of guiding experience. My main body of water is the Petenwell Flowage – Wisconsin River System in central Wisconsin. Did you know that Petenwell Flowage is the second largest lake in Wisconsin? Petenwell flowage has over 90 miles of shoreline.


Scott Hill has been fishing and guiding on Lake Delavan, Lake Geneva, the Madison Chain and other south central Wisconsin lakes for more than 30 years.Scott is a multi-specie fishing guide and specializes in walleye, panfish, bass, muskie, northern pike, catfish thus keeping you on top of the most active bites.


Being raised in Mellen, Wisconsin I have been fishing the lakes and streams of northern Wisconsin for more than 30 years for everything from trout to musky. I moved to the immediate Hayward area in 1989 and have been guiding the Hayward Lakes area full time since 1996.Hayward Wisconsin Guide ServiceFull days (8 hrs on water) and half days (4hrs on water) fishing the Hayward Wisconsin Lakes area for trophy musky, walleye, and bass. Daryl has 20+ years experience fishing and hunting the Hayward Lakes area in north western Wisconsin.


As a lifelong resident of the Lakeland area, and a fishing guide in the area for over 30 years, I have the experience and expertise to offer you a fishing trip that will provide memories for a lifetime!!


Hello, I am Joe Jochman and if you want to catch fish you have come to the right place. I specialize in guiding for walleye on the Petenwell Flowage, Castle Rock Flowage, and the Wisconsin River but, no matter what you are looking to catch I can help you find what you are looking for. I am a multi-species guide and will guide on most bodies of water in Wisconsin.

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