Wisconsin’s Sugar Camp Chain of Lakes may not be the largest chain of lakes in the Northwoods, but it certainly offers one of the best experiences. This five-lake oasis is a muskie fishing mecca that showcases breathtaking scenery. Come fall, this tranquil setting is the perfect place to hook that trophy tiger muskie.
There’s nowhere better to cast off on your autumn angling trip than Pitlik’s Sand Beach Resort. Located on the fish-filled shores of the Sugar Camp Chain of Lakes, this resort features excellent September and October fishing, as large muskies are making a comeback. In addition to the fishing, this secluded stay showcases idyllic Northwoods scenery and a selection of cozy cabins.
Consistently producing muskies north of 40 inches, the best fall fishing lakes on the chain are Sand and Dam Lake. Quick-strike rigs will increase your chances of battling a mammoth muskie on these bodies of water. Both lakes feature numerous rock humps, so drifting in the middle of the lake is an effective technique. In addition to muskie, Stone, Echo, and Chain Lake are teeming with walleye, northern, smallmouth bass, and panfish.
Celebrate the area’s most sought and caught fish at the Greater Wisconsin Muskie Tournament. Individual trophies were awarded to anglers who stayed and fished at Sand Lake during the 2013 Greater Wisconsin Muskie Tournament. The winning fish measured 48 inches, second place wasn’t far behind at 47 inches, and third registered with a 46-inch monster.
“After 15 years of skunked fishing, it was worth the 1,600-mile round trip from Kentucky,” member of the first place team John St. Onge said. “See you next year.”
When you’re not fishing, enjoy the rustic charm of your cabin. No matter the size of your group, you’ll find an accommodation to fit your needs. Ranging from one to three bedrooms and accommodating anywhere from two to eight guests, these cabins overlook Sand Lake and feature an array of amenities. Patios, screened-in porches, barbeque grills, and stunning views highlight your stay.
Your Sugar Camp Chain of Lakes stay can be even sweeter with the Fall Muskie Promotion, which simply states: stay two nights, get the third night free. This is a time to fish, bond, with your family, and enjoy the simple beauty of the Northwoods.
This fall, enjoy exceptional muskie fishing, a serene natural setting, and a host of lodging options at Pitlik’s Sand Beach Resort.