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Mineral Lake, WI (Ashland County) | Best Lake Review on the Web

Mineral Lake Stats

  • Acres: 227
  • Max Depth: 29 feet
  • Mean Depth: 12 feet
  • Bottom: 40% sand, 10% gravel, 20% rock, 30% muck
  • Google Maps Location

Fish Species in Mineral Lake

  • Musky (Common)
  • Panfish (Common)
  • Largemouth Bass (Present)
  • Walleye (Present)

Watch us fish Mineral Lake in Late September

Boat Landing on Mineral Lake

Boat landing

This is NOT what I was expecting. Usually these small Wisconsin lakes, located in the middle of nowhere, do not have nice concrete landings with a dock. Sometimes I feel lucky finding a landing at all. So you can imagine my surprise when I pulled into Mineral Lake.

boat landing and parking

First of all, it looks very well kept. It has a nice circle drive to easily launch your boat. The parking area is not huge, but big enough for the amount of traffic this lake gets (which is very little).

parking spaces

I’d say you could comfortably park six vehicles here.

Parking and toilet

There is even a nice pit toilet instead of the usual porta-pottie. We found some information on Mineral lake that said it had a campground up until about 2016, which would explain why it is so well maintained.

Lake info

Normally we find signs like this plastered with rules and regulations. This Mineral Lake sign basically says, “Don’t litter, and open from sunrise to sunset.”

Commentary About Mineral Lake

Looking southwest

Mineral Lake is located in northern Wisconsin, between Ashland and Clam Lake. It’s not really near anything, besides lots of trees and wildlife.

A viewer commented on my YouTube Channel about this lake, which is why I went fishing here. He mentioned three lakes. Mineral, Potter, and English lakes. All three are suppose to have higher than average abundance of muskies in them. My goal was to fish all three, but never got to Potter Lake. See the lake review for English Lake Here.

Fishing Mineral Lake

There isn’t much information about this lake, so I checked out some forums to see what people were saying. I found this from 2013, which is pretty old, but gives you a good idea of what’s in here.

“If you can’t catch a muskie or 10 in a weekend on Mineral you need a new hobby. But I’ve never caught one over 40″ out there.”

“There’s quite a few walleyes, most run about 12″, and not a whole lot of bass.”

Flambeauski

“Yep, lots of smallish muskies in Mineral and they reproducing naturally at a relatively prolific level. Most will run 28-34″, but there are some in the 36-38″ range. If you get a 40″ or better, you’ve likely caught one of, if not the biggest in the lake! Although, I did recently hear a rumor of a 50″ coming out of there from the local fisheries biologist, but he himself was unable to confirm and therefore that remains as nothing more than an unsubstantiated rumor.”

Matt DeVos

Fishing Experience on Mineral Lake

Muskie strike

I fished here in late September with Reggie. It was a beautiful sunny day, with rain showers moving in. We started fishing not far from the boat landing. It didn’t take long before a muskie grabbed my line. Unfortunately I wasn’t able to get him into the boat. I didn’t even get a good look at it so I can’t say what size it was either.

sucker minnow

I had some recent luck on 12 inch sucker minnows, so I was trailing one behind the boat while casting other lures to the shorelines. This sucker minnow is what I had my first muskie strike on.

Fishing spots Navionics

We didn’t have a long time to fish here, so we concentrated on the spots circled above. I found the middle of the lake to be deep with flat bottoms. Since we were after muskies, we fished the shallower weedlines.

Underwater

The water here had a dark red stain to it, so generally lures with dark colors usually work best, or ones that make a lot of noise.

top water strike

I did have a couple more hits, but in the end, we never did catch a fish here. We mainly targeted muskie, and we did see a couple, so we know they are in here. From my few hours spent here, my impressions are that I really liked this lake.

I’m sure we could catch something if we spent more time here, or got to know the lake better. I don’t claim to be the worlds best fisherman, but I think I got a good idea about what’s in this lake. I think you have a good chance of catching a medium sized muskie. You might even catch some walleye’s too.

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