For over the last decade, Andrew Ragas has been on a mission to obsessively explore the waters surrounding the Minocqua lakeland region, and to showcase Wisconsin’s Northwoods as a premier destination for world-class bass fishing, most notably smallmouths. With our trophy regulated and well-managed inland lakes now populated with more big fish than ever before, we invite you to join us on our big fish adventure of catching, conserving, and chronicling the trophy smallmouth bass of Northern Wisconsin.
Based in Minocqua, Wisconsin, and calling the lakes, rivers, and reservoirs of Vilas, Oneida, Iron and Forest Counties our home waters, we are Northern Wisconsin’s number-1 resource for world-class smallmouth bass fishing information, education, entertainment, conservation, and angling instruction.
We Advocate Catch & Release, and are Proponents for Trophy Smallmouth Regulations
100% CATCH AND RELEASE POLICY. Who the hell keeps bass? WE FREE THE FIGHTER.
Our Bass Waters and Regions of Interest
- Minocqua, Woodruff & Arbor Vitae
- Lac du Flambeau
- Hazelhurst & Lake Tomahawk
- Harshaw, McNaughton & Rhinelander
- St. Germain, Sayner & Star Lake
- Eagle River, Conover & Land ‘O Lakes
- Boulder Junction & Manitowish Waters
- Presque Isle & Winchester
- Mercer & Turtle-Flambeau Flowage
Smallmouth Conservation and Resources
Catch and release fishing in Wisconsin’s northwoods has grown popular over the past 20 years. Bass anglers today realize that in order to preserve the sportfish we love, we need to free the fighter.