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A “Reel” Relaxing Fishing Retreat at Northland Lodge

The boat gently bobs up and down on the sparkling lake waters. Cattails sway in a cool breeze. You clutch a fishing pole, anxiously awaiting that first bite. The rod flexes ever-so-slightly before the big strike. You set the hook and the battle begins. This is the way fishing should be, in the heart of nature, removed from all distractions.

Nowhere is this daydream realized more vividly than at Northland Lodge in Hayward, Wisconsin. Located on Lost Land Lake, you’ll be treated to a tranquil angling retreat surrounded by breathtaking natural sights. Reel in a wide selection of fish species at this peaceful paradise. 

Located on the appropriately named Quiet Lakes (comprised of Teal and Lost Land Lakes connected by a navigable channel), this resort showcases Class A musky fishing waters. For those looking to hook different species, these lakes feature crappies, blue gills, perch, small and large mouth bass, walleye, and northern.  

“Your chances of catching a legal musky are greatest on the quiet lakes,” professional angler Pete Maina said. 

You will also battle these behemoths in one of the most relaxing environments possible. The Quiet Lakes’ unique 10 mile per hour speed limit provides anglers with a fishing fantasy without jetskis or waterskiers disturbing weed beds. While on the lake, it’s not uncommon to see eagles soaring overhead, loons serenading you throughout the day, blue herons trekking waters, and much more. 

“It’s hard to sleep when the fishing is this good,” guest John Ward said.

Explore glaciated moraines of 175 acres of our private, wooded playground where you may catch a glimpse of deer, grouse, owls, fox, wild turkeys and other wildlife. Enjoy a picnic on Knott’s Island set up with a grill and tables, hike or bike through the bordering Chequamegon National Forest for additional wilderness wonder where you may even see an elk. 

After a day of outdoor adventures, return to your country-decorated, log cabin and soak in the simple life. Located 6 to 20 feet from your private dock, the lake is just outside your cabin door. One – four bedroom cabins can house the entire family and feature amenities like tub-shower units, fully stocked kitchens, microwave, TV, screen porches, barbeque grills, and natural stone fireplaces. 

A serene setting, outstanding angling, and rustic yet refined accommodations make Northland Lodge your relaxing fishing retreat.