Musky Shop Lake of the Month: Lost Lake

Musky Shop Lake of the Month: Lost Lake

Jodie Paul June 12, 2023

If you’re headed up to St. Germain to explore the Northwood’s wilds, add another spectacular musky lake to your bucket list: Lost Lake.  Lost Lake is just a few minutes from downtown St. Germain and offers some excellent Class A musky fishing waters. Nestled in the Northern end of the Northern Highland Legion State Forest, Lost Lake finds itself surrounded by beautiful hiking trails; like Fern Ridge and Shannon Lake Trails for all lovers of the great outdoors.

Lost Lake offers about 540 acres of pristine water on the clearer side with a mix of sand and muck bottom.  If renting a cabin or making your day trip to Lost, the sandy bottom is great for those desiring a daily dip during the hot months of summer.  Steady sloping sandy bottom marks the edges around the lake.  For anglers, the surrounding edges of Lost Lake offer copious amounts of weeds that will keep you engaged throughout the day.  Natural colors, black, and white won’t steer you wrong on Lost when it comes to bait selection for landing giants.

Lost Lake features a public boat launch on its South Eastern side, but beware, it’s not perfect and locals report it’s a bit shallow and best serves experienced boaters.  For musky anglers, it’s recommended to sweep the Eastern Shore weed beds and attack the mid-lake reefs for the best musky opportunities.  Outside of muskies, Lost Lake has a healthy population of pike, bass, crappie, bluegill, and walleye, so multi-species fisherfolk are definitely welcome.

With cabin rentals and homeowners alike, Lost Lake is great for quiet family getaways.  It has notably beautiful sunsets over the treeline and is bowl-shaped and carries little to no danger while navigating. It is easily navigable in the evening if a nite-bite strikes your fancy.  Don’t miss any opportunity when it comes to boating a musky on Lost.

Outside of the convenience of St. Germain and the perfect amount of natural beauty. Lost Lake has some points of interest for families and travelers that deserves mention.  For younger groups and families, nearby Elmer’s Fun Park offers golf, trail rides, and go-karts.  Within the area also are a wealth of watering holes and supper clubs, but missing out on breakfast at Wolf Pack Café would not be recommended.  It’s truly the best in town. 

Overall Lost Lake and the St. Germain area are a staple for anglers and travelers to the Northwoods of Wisconsin.  There are many nearby musky lakes if you need a change of scenery and plenty to keep the whole family entertained.  Don’t forget to stop by the Musky Shop while you’re in the area.  It would be our pleasure to get you organized for a day of the water.