Photo: Pete Kirschling
The Stevens Point area offers an abundance of angling opportunities. Here’s a look at some of the best:
Lake DuBay. This 6,000-acre lake, which sits about 10 miles north of Stevens Point, is actually an impoundment of the Wisconsin River as it winds through Marathon and Portage counties. Regardless of its geography, anglers will find great fishing for walleye, panfish, smallmouth bass, pike, musky, and largemouth bass. Several boat landings provide easy access.
The Wisconsin River. If standing on shore with a rod and reel is more your thing, cast your line into the Wisconsin River, which runs through Stevens Point. Grab your fishing gear and head to one of several parks along the river in Stevens Point, including Pfiffner Pioneer Park, Mead Park, and Bukolt Park.
Lake Emily. Another great fishing option in the Stevens Point area is Lake Emily, a 95-acre lake west of Amherst Junction that is also home to Lake Emily Park, a popular spot for summer recreation and camping. Anglers can find panfish, largemouth bass, northern pike, walleye, and trout in Lake Emily.