Our beautiful lakes in the Town of Rome are utilized year-round by many who participate in this popular winter pastime. Differing from traditional open water angling, ice fishing does not require casting; however, does require similar elements of patience. Anglers drill holes through layers of ice with a tool called an “auger” and set “tip ups” to indicate when a fish strikes.
Throughout the winter, there are many fisheries that are held annually on the Town of Rome’s frozen lakes. Despite the chilly temperatures, people come out for these community events to hunker down in their ice shanties, drill their fishing hole, sink their poles into the water, set their tip up, and wait for that prize fish to bite.
WINTER WALLEYE WAR ICE FISHEREE
Located at Long view point in Nekoosa. Prizes are awarded for top 5 walleyes along with a chance at various door prices for those who enter.
LAKE ARROWHEAD SNO-BLAST
Has an indoor and outdoor activities bingo, snow volleyball tournament, dart tournament, winter fireworks, live entertainment, lawn mower races, children’s games, raffle and much more!
LAKE SHERWOOD FISHEREE
January 19, 2019
Held on Saturday of Winter Free fishing weekend. The profits from this fun ice fishery are totally dedicated to fish stocking for Lake Sherwood. With no fishing license required, we invite everyone to participate.
LAKE CAMELOT FISHEREE
February 16, 2019
This is an annual fisheree held on Lake Camelot. And always held the 3rd Saturday of February.