Popular Fish in Burnett County

With 500 lakes and 14 rivers, fishing is a pastime for many people in Burnett County. Whether it's summer or winter time, fishing provides hours of recreational fun.

The most popular species of fish include:

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  • Bass (smallmouth and largemouth)
  • Musky
  • Northern Pike
  • Bluegill
  • Walleye

Fishing Methods

Fisherman use a variety of methods too. Artificial lures, live bait, or fly fishing are all used in Burnett County.

State Record Fish

Did you know Burnett County is home to the State record Hook and Line Lake Sturgeon? It was caught in September of 1979 in Big Yellow Lake and weighed 170 pounds 10 ounces, 79 inches.