top 12 ice fishing events in northwest wisconsin

Ice fishing in Northwest Wisconsin is a fan-favorite! With so many ice fishing contests and events coming up, we wanted to take some time to highlight a couple of our favorites. Keep reading for more information on some of the best upcoming ice fishing contests and events in Northwest Wisconsin.

Siren Lion's Club Fishing Tournament [2/22/2020]

Burnett County
The Siren Lion's Club is hosting their annual ice fishing tournament on 2/22/2020 on Crooked Lake. BIG prizes, raffles and great food.

Cable Rod & Gun Club's Tournament [2/1/2020]

Bayfield County
Held at the Loon Saloon on Cty Hwy D on Lake Namakagon. Entrants may start fishing at 12:00am. CASH PRIZES for biggest fish in these categories: Walleye, Northern, Perch, Bluegill, & Crappie. Raffles and more!

8th Annual Freeze Your Buns Off Crappie Ice Fishing Tournament [2/1/2020]

Sawyer County
8th Annual Freeze Your Buns Off Crappie Ice Fishing Tournament at Deerfoot Resort. Great family fishing contest on the largest wilderness lake, the Chippewa Flowage in Hayward, WI.  Participants can win door prizes, awards for longest crappie, best photo contest  and goodie bags for all.

Fun on the Frozen Fairgrounds [2/15/2020]

Rusk County
Rusk County is having a two part event starting on Saturday, February 15th with Fun on the Frozen Fairgrounds! Starting at 11am, the Saturday event has face painting, a model airplane show, lawn mower races, a bean bag tournament, and live music in the evening, to dance the night away! On Sunday, February 16th the fun continues with a pancake breakfast before the Fun on the Frozen Ice Fishing Contest! The contest will take place with multiple cash prize winners in five fish categories. There is also a youth fishing area so there is fun for everyone! Hosted by the Ladysmith Lions Club.

ICE-O-RAMA FISHING CONTEST [3/7/2020 - 3/8/2020]

Ashland County

The 33rd Annual Ice-O-Rama Ice Fishing Contest. Participants can fish anywhere in Chequamegon Bay. Begins Saturday, March 7 at 5am, ends Sunday, March 8 at 12pm. All fish must be registered by 12pm on Sunday. Cash prizes for five categories of fish, plus cash prizes for 2nd and 3rd largest fish in each category. Sponsored by North Wisconsin Rod & Gun Club. For more Information: 715-209-5563

Gull Lake Ice Fishing Contest [2/15/2020]

Washburn County
Wolf Point Bar & Grill is hosting their 40th Annual Gull Lake Ice Fishing Tournament. Come out for a day full of fishing and fun. There will be cash prizes awarded to the largest northern, bass, and pan fish. Kids (12 & under) can participate in the Ping Pong Ball Drop starting at 2:00 p.m. There will be Raffle Drawings at 5:00 p.m. following the ice fishing prizes.

Solon Springs Lion's Club Tournament [2/15/2020]

Douglas County
Join the Solon Springs Lion's Club, Saturday, February 15th, Noon - 4 PM for their annual Lion's Club Fishing Contest. Located on the North End of Lake St. Croix, you win with a day full of fishing, prizes and more!

Kids Ice Fishing Contest [2/1/2020]

Polk County
Bring the kids - ages 0-12 - to the North side of Lake Wapogasset for the annual Kids Ice Fishing "Contest" from 12-1pm on February 1. Almost everything provided - jig sticks, bait, pre-drilled holes, beverage, and candy. Over $1500 in prizes including 2 bicycles donated by Star Prairie Fish & Game! Registration will open at about 11:30 at the Kids Corral.

The Claus Kraetke Memorial Ice Fishing Jamboree [2/29/2020]

Iron County
The Claus Kraetke Memorial Ice Fishing Jamboree will be held on Saturday, February 29, 2020 headquartered out of Donner’s Bay Resort on the Turtle Flambeau Flowage from 7am to 4pm.  Cash prizes will be given for the largest fish caught in several categories; hot food, warm & cold beverages and tickets for many raffles.  The resort is located just off of Iron County FF between Mercer and Butternut, snowmobile trail #9.  Call 715-476-2555 for more details.