Back in the 1930s, a Chicago-based sportswriter who regularly vacationed in the Boulder Junction Wisconsin area, coined the phrase“Musky Capital of the World” to describe his favorite fishing destination. Local resorts picked up on the idea and over the course of the next 11 or 12 years, used the term intermittently on their promotional literature.
In 1942, the newly-formed Boulder Junction Wisconsin Chamber of Commerce began using the title on all of its brochures and other printed matter and it has done so ever since.
June 8, 1971, the United States Patent Office awarded Boulder Junction Wisconsin the U.S. Trademark for the MUSKY CAPITAL OF THE WORLD. This trademark was awarded by virtue of the fact that more muskies are caught on our lakes every year than any other similarly-sized area in the world. Boulder Chamber of Commerce 1-800-GOMUSKY.
Boulder Junction Wisconsin has many unique shops along with several restaurants, sporting goods stores, grocery and gas stations and weekend services at three churches.Horse back riding through the forest within minutes from our resort. Golf, hiking, biking, canoeing, tennis, nature trails, and wild berry picking are all nearby.
Bingo, museums, amusement parks, fish hatcheries, cranberry bogs and horseback riding are less than 1 hour away.
Because our excellent fishing doesn’t end with summer. The Northwoods fall colors offer a spectacular view for the fall fisherman. And it gets better for ice fishing (equipment available) when the shoreline is blanketed with snow and resident Bald Eagles of Fishtrap Lake soar overhead.
Bow and gun hunters will find deer, black bear and many other game species in the surrounding state forest.
The Boulder Junction Wisconsin Snowmobile Club invites you to enjoy our 125 miles of scenic Northwood’s trails, groomed daily, located in the heart of the Northern Highland State Forest. Snowmobile rentals available at BOULDER MARINE Center –http://www.bouldermarinecenter.com (715)-385-2177.
Boulder Junction Wisconsin Guide Services
Take advantage of the many guide services available in our area, and you’ll learn to fish, hunt, or simply go exploring with people who really know and love the area. Fishing excursions, motor tours, back-country canoe trips, snowmobile tours, and even shopping adventures can all be arranged. Contact the Chamber of Commerce for more information at 1-800-GOMUSKY.
Erv’s Guide Service
Discount offered if you have reserved accomodations with Fishtrap Resort on Fishtrap Lake.
Erv Keller (715) 385-2265 OR (262) 639-8491
Catch & Release
The Boulder Junction Wisconsin Chamber of Commerce is proud to recognize all anglers who practice catch and live release of all fish, as well as those who choose to keep their trophy fish. Through the efforts of anglers, our lakes will continue to produce trophy fish and will allow future generations to experience the thrill of hooking a “Big One”. The Chamber and the Boulder Junction Wisconsin Guides are dedicated to the protection and growth of our great fishing resources.
Fishing Bait, Licenses and supplies are available at Northern Highland Sports (715)-385-2134 located in Boulder Junction Wisconsin, just 3 miles from our resort.