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Boulder Junction Musky Days

Saturday: Musky Fun Run, 5K and 10K courses beginning at the Boulder Junction Baseball Park and winding through scenic, gently rolling asphalt surfaced roads, woodland and paved trails. Race begins at 8am. Kids Races (10 and under) following the 10K finish. The Boulder Junction Historical Society will hold activities, including presentations, raffles, BBQ, brat, and bake sale, from 11am-2:30pm at the Community Center.  

Sunday: Art & Craft Show 9am-4pm on Main Street and Hwy M South and the Lions Club Flea Market on the Community Center grounds. Local food and beverage concessions. In the Musky Capital of the World®, fishing takes center stage with a Kids Casting Contest 10:30am-2pm. Children 14 or younger are encouraged to show their casting skills and compete for prizes. Musky Day Fly-In at Payzer Memorial Field from 10am-2pm. Live entertainment downtown throughout the day, as well.

Sunday: Art & Craft Show 9am-4pm on Main Street and Hwy M South and the Lions Club Flea Market on the Community Center grounds. Local food and beverage concessions. In the Musky Capital of the World®, fishing takes center stage with a Kids Casting Contest 10:30am-2pm. Children 14 or younger are encouraged to show their casting skills and compete for prizes. Musky Day Fly-In at Payzer Memorial Field from 10am-2pm. Live entertainment downtown throughout the day, as well.

Friday: DNR Learn to Fish Musky Workshop 8:30am-12pm at the Boulder Junction Community Center. Pre-registration required for fishing with guide. Workshop is free. The annual festivities kick off with a bang on Friday night, 7-10pm, with live music by Hip Pocket. The block on the east end of Main Street between Coontail and Sauter Builders/the Post office will be blocked off for the event. Lawn chairs are recommended .
Friday: DNR Learn to Fish Musky Workshop 8:30am-12pm at the Boulder Junction Community Center. Pre-registration required for fishing with guide. Workshop is free. The annual festivities kick off with a bang on Friday night, 7-10pm, with live music by Hip Pocket. The block on the east end of Main Street between Coontail and Sauter Builders/the Post office will be blocked off for the event. Lawn chairs are recommended .  Saturday: Musky Fun Run, 5K and 10K courses beginning at the Boulder Junction Baseball Park and winding through scenic, gently rolling asphalt surfaced roads, woodland and paved trails. Race begins at 8am. Kids Races (10 and under) following the 10K finish. The Boulder Junction Historical Society will hold activities, including presentations, raffles, BBQ, brat, and bake sale, from 11am-2:30pm at the Community Center. Hayward’s largest summer celebration of the great fishing history of Wisconsin’s Northwoods. Held annually the weekend following Father’s Day in downtown Hayward. The weekend includes the crowning of our Musky Festival Queen, sidewalk sales, large handmade arts & crafts show, live music, children’s games, great food booths, Musky Run, cornhole tournament, FHNB fishing contest, paddle race and a carnival. Everyone will enjoy regional musicians during Friday and Saturday night street dances. The weekend concludes with a large parade on Sunday. Hayward’s largest summer celebration of the great fishing history of Wisconsin’s Northwoods. Held annually the weekend following Father’s Day in downtown Hayward. The weekend includes the crowning of our Musky Festival Queen, sidewalk sales, large handmade arts & crafts show, live music, children’s games, great food booths, Musky Run, cornhole tournament, FHNB fishing contest, paddle race and a carnival. Everyone will enjoy regional musicians during Friday and Saturday night street dances. The weekend concludes with a large parade on Sunday.We and our partners use cookies to Store and/or access information on a device. We and our partners use data for Personalised ads and content, ad and content measurement, audience insights and product development. An example of data being processed may be a unique identifier stored in a cookie. Some of our partners may process your data as a part of their legitimate business interest without asking for consent. To view the purposes they believe they have legitimate interest for, or to object to this data processing use the vendor list link below. The consent submitted will only be used for data processing originating from this website. If you would like to change your settings or withdraw consent at any time, the link to do so is in our privacy policy accessible from our home page..

Thanks to stocking efforts, musky fishing is an option for many anglers all over the country. In this video, we reveal our favorite musky fishing lakes!The are some many great options for musky north of the boarder. If your looking for larger lakes that crack our list check out Lake of the Woods, Eagle Lake and Lac Suel. All have well established musky populations with fishing exceeding fifty five inches. If you are interested in some smaller sized lakes Cedar, Perrault, Cliff are our top musky lakes to fish.

At the top of our list for +A musky fishing lakes in Michigan has to be Lake St. Clair. With its large expansive weed beds and open water opportunities multiple musky days are common. Lake St. Clair is a musky factory.
If the world record musky is going to be caught within the next five years most believe it will come out of Green Bay. Green Bay is a world class fishery with muskies reaching monstrous sizes. Wisconsin also has a lot of great musky lakes in Vilas County and the Hayward area in Northern Wisconsin.

Where is the best musky fishing?
Wisconsin. If the world record musky is going to be caught within the next five years most believe it will come out of Green Bay. Green Bay is a world class fishery with muskies reaching monstrous sizes. Wisconsin also has a lot of great musky lakes in Vilas County and the Hayward area in Northern Wisconsin.
Minnesota offers many great musky fishing options for angers. Leech Lake, Cass Lake, Mantrap Lake, and Lake Vermilion are just a few in the Northern part of the state that offer anglers opportunities at some monster fish. In the South western part of the state the Alexandria Area has a couple gems that grow good numbers of musky. Lake Oscar and Lobster Lake are our two favorites.There are two lakes the crack our list in North Dakota and that is Lake Audubon and New Johns Lake. Both have large populations of musky with fish exceeding the fifty inch range. Both pure strain musky and tiger muskies are available for anglers to pursue. We recognize you are attempting to access this website from a country belonging to the European Economic Area (EEA) including the EU which enforces the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and therefore access cannot be granted at this time. For any issues, contact [email protected] or call 715-365-8812. It’s been said that muskies are where you find them! The more productive areas to fish, though, would include over and around weed beds, rock bars and dropoffs, points and shorelines with submerged wood or other covers.The best time to go fishing, of course, is any time you can get away. You can increase your chances of catching a musky, however, by fishing during the most favorable conditions and at the best times of the year. The open season for muskellunge begins the Saturday nearest to Memorial Day in the “Northern Zone” and the First Saturday in May in the “Southern Zone.” The season ends in both the Northern and Southern zones on December 31st (on open water only). Some of the highest catch rates for muskies are during the summer months when the water is warm and the fish are most active. Fall fishing can also be very productive at times, and many of the largest muskies are caught during the fall. Some of the better weather conditions to fish include windy days, rainy days, calm, muggy overcast days and changing conditions ahead of a front. On clear lakes, especially those with a large amount of daytime boating traffic, night fishing can be productive.Depending on the type of fishing experience you’re looking for, the first step is to choose the water you want to fish. We have a wide variety of different types of musky lakes and rivers in Wisconsin. Some waters provide much faster musky fishing action than others but have lower potential to produce big fish, although they may give up a trophy on rare occasions. Typically, these are some of the smaller, shallower lakes with abundant vegetation, and some rivers. At the other extreme are waters that are known as trophy producers, but which have low muskellunge populations, resulting in much slower angling action. These are often large, deep, clear water lakes or large flowages, with little aquatic vegetation and good sucker or cisco populations for muskies to prey on. Most musky waters fall somewhere in between the two extremes. The classification information on these web pages should help you to choose between the different types of water.

The mystique of musky fishing is based on the fish’s size, its moody behavior, the explosive strikes, and the challenge of boating one. The muskellunge has a reputation as the “fish of 10,000 casts.” While it’s true that a musky, especially a big one, is one of the most difficult trophies to come by, it’s not an impossible task to experience the excitement of musky fishing.
Musky fishing tackle evolved rapidly during the 1980s and 1990s, along with the increased popularity of musky fishing. Traditional tackle consisted of short, stout baitcasting rods, heavy braided lines, wire leaders, and baits, which included a variety of large bucktail spinners, jerk baits, diving crankbaits, or live suckers. Today, many musky anglers prefer lighter-action rods of 6 1/2 to 7 feet or longer. New high-tech lines are very thin but extremely strong. The selection of lures has exploded in recent years.

9am-3pm: 31st Annual Musky Jamboree Car Show, at Highway M North and Main Street. This show is an opportune chance for new and experienced competitors to shine. Voting will take place between 9:30am and 1:30pm. Car Show awards will be announced at 2:30pm. 10am-2pm: Musky Day Fly-In. Held at the Payzer Memorial Field located 2 miles north of Main Street on Airport Road. Stop by to watch a numerous colorful planes of all varieties take off and land at the airport near Boulder Lake. Arts & Crafts Vendors: Exhibitor registration is now open! Download the application here or apply to be a vendor in this year’s show by following this link.9am-4pm: Arts & Crafts Show. Over 100 artists and crafters fill Main Street and Hwy M South at our Musky Jamboree Arts & Crafts Show. This show includes fine art, jewelry, wood-worked pieces, and many other handcrafted items.

What is the biggest musky in Michigan?
Torch-Elk Chain, Michigan Connected to this chain is Lake Bellaire, where Joseph Seeberger of Portage, Michigan, boated A Great Lakes muskie 59 inches long with a girth of 29 inches weighing 58 pounds in 2012.
Entry Fee: $15.00 per vehicle. Mailed registrations must be post marked by Wednesday, August 3, 2023. No day of registration will be permitted. To register download a registration form click here, or stop by the Boulder Junction Chamber of Commerce during operating hours to receive a copy.Headed to the Northwoods of Wisconsin this summer? There’s a lot to see and do in and around Boulder Junction, so here are a few things you should know before…

8am-5pm: Main Street/Hwy M South of Town CLOSED to all vehicles, including bikes, motorcycles & skateboards. Shuttle buses will be running this year at designated drop of and pick-up locations. Golf cart shuttle service will also be available within the barricaded area.2023 marks the 66th Annual Musky Jamboree in Boulder Junction, WI. Musky Jamboree Arts and Crafts Show is the biggest draw of the Musky Jamboree. We always look forward to hosting a spectacular array of original arts and crafts at the event.

Musky Jamboree weekend is a fun 3-day event in Northern Wisconsin with different activities happening throughout the weekend. Below is the schedule for 2023 Musky Jamboree weekend.
8:30am-Finish: DNR Learn to Fish Musky Workshop at the Community Center. Public is welcome to attend the morning workshop, FREE OF CHARGE. Individuals who have registered in advance and are selected to fish with a mentor will be provided a lunch and spend the afternoon on the water. Little or no musky fishing experience preferred for afternoon fishing. Maximum 12-15 participants will be accepted for afternoon fishing. However, all are welcome to the morning workshop class course.Check-in & Walk in Registration Time: 7am-7:45am at the Boulder Junction Sports & Rec Park/Earl Sturm Ballfield, 5352 Park St. Saturday, August 12, 2023.

Is Boulder Junction the musky capital of the world?
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.
Over 100 artists fill Main Street and Hwy M South at our Musky Jamboree Arts & Crafts Show including furniture, fine art, jewelry and many other handcrafted items. Additionally, the Lions Club Flea Market will be held on the Community Center grounds. Local service groups and area restaurants will line the streets with food and beverage concessions.10am-2pm: Kid’s Casting Contest. In The Musky Capital of the World®, fishing takes center stage with a Kids Casting Contest from 10am-2:00pm. All children ages 5 to 14 are encouraged to show off their casting skills and compete for prizes. Prizes awarded at 2:15pm.7pm to 10:00pm: Street Party with live music by Hip Pocket. The block on the east end of Main Street between Coontail and Sauter Builders/the Post Office will be blocked off for the event. Lawn chairs are recommended. Beverages will served by American Legion Post 451.

8am: 5K & 10K Musky Fun Run. The day will begin at the Boulder Junction Baseball Park with the 5K & 10K Musky Fun Run as well as a 1K & 100-yard dash kids race. Check-in and walk in registration from 7am-7:45am and the race begins at 8am.
Additionally, the Lions Club Flea Market will be held on the Community Center grounds. Local service groups and area restaurants will line the streets with food and beverage concessions.

Whereas, way back in the old days of 1950, the village of Boulder Junction was anointed, preserved and proclaimed the “Musky Capital of the World” in trademark registration #17312 in the office of the Secretary of State; and
The battle to secure the title of “The Musky Capital of the World®” was led by the Boulder Junction Chamber of Commerce. It commenced in the 1950s and took over twenty years to complete. Before it was over, lawyers, chamber and town officials, local, state and federal politicians, even the state assembly would be involved in the matter. So, how did it all begin?

What time of year is best for musky?
Some of the highest catch rates for muskies are during the summer months when the water is warm and the fish are most active. Fall fishing can also be very productive at times, and many of the largest muskies are caught during the fall.
“… Boulder Junction Chamber of Commerce, a Wisconsin Corporation, for Association Services – namely, promoting Boulder Junction, Wisconsin, as a Resort area, and informing the general public of the desirability of visiting the area.”

What is the best month to catch muskie?
Some of the highest catch rates for muskies are during the summer months when the water is warm and the fish are most active. Fall fishing can also be very productive at times, and many of the largest muskies are caught during the fall.
Whereas, this treading on hallowed fishing grounds was embodied in a seemingly harmless resolution, namely, Joint Resolution 58, A. of 1955, which all these years has stuck in the craw of the good people and gentle folk of Boulder Junction like a dratted salmon bone; now, therefore, be itThe trademark on that certificate reads: “…Boulder Junction, Wisconsin, The Musky Capital of the World … for the purpose of advertising and promotion.” The original registration was good for twenty years, and has been renewed – in 1970, in 1990 and again in 2010.

With their long-awaited certificate soon to be in hand and the threat of further legal action finally behind them, all that remained to be done by the people of Boulder Junction was to correct Assemblyman Hutnik’s erroneous 1955 resolution. To that end, the President of the Boulder Junction Chamber of Commerce, Mr. Gil Jung, wrote to local Assemblyman Ellsworth Gaulke asking for his assistance in the matter. Newly elected to the State Assembly, Mr. Gaulke was more than happy to oblige. The following resolution was introduced into the Wisconsin Assembly in February 1971.Muskellunge, Musky or Esox Masquinongy masquinongy – regardless of the name it goes by, it is still one heck of a fish. A member of the pike family, the majestic musky is a magnificent leaping fish which grows to over 50 inches. Noted for its tenacious fighting ability, the musky is described in Department of Natural Resources (DNR) literature as “the premier game fish of Wisconsin’s inland waters.” Once hooked on the musky fishing experience, many anglers will fish for nothing else. It has been called the fish of 10,000 casts. Some musky anglers will fish for a lifetime and never land a “legal.” In many northern lakes communities, visitors wear T-shirts which proclaim musky – everything else is just bait! Stories of the old-time musky guides are still told with relish in lakefront taverns. It is the fish of which legends are made. It is small wonder then, that many resort communities have laid claim to the title “The Musky Capital of the World.” Only one, though, can legally and legitimately claim the title.

In 1950, Boulder Junction applied to the State of Wisconsin for registration of the title. On April 18, 1950, under the signature of then Secretary of State Fred R. Zimmerman, the State Department of Commerce issued Registered Trade Mark certificate #17132 to the Boulder Junction Chamber of Commerce.
Resolved that properly attested copies of this resolution be sent to the Village Board and the Chamber of Commerce (194 lakes, 62 resorts) of Boulder Junction.In January 1967, Boulder Junction applied to the United States Department of Commerce for Federal registration of the Trade Mark. With the confusion of the mid 50s/early 60s behind them, and the dispute apparently laid to rest; nobody in Boulder Junction anticipated a problem with the application. Since Boulder Junction already held the State of Wisconsin registration, securing the Federal registration should have been a mere formality. But a group of Hayward area business organizations blocked the application. They claimed that since the largest Musky on record was caught in their waters, and that same record fish was permanently displayed in their town, they had the right to use the title.

Despite claims from a number of resort communities in Wisconsin and other mid-west states, Boulder Junction, in Northern Wisconsin’s Vilas County is the only official Musky Capitol of the World®. Securing the title was no mean feat – the story is one worth telling.
Back in the 1930s, a Chicago-based sports writer who regularly vacationed in the Boulder Junction area coined the phrase “The 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 chamber of commerce began using the title on all its brochures and other printed matter, and it has done so ever since.

What is Musky Fest in Hayward Wisconsin?
Hayward’s largest summer celebration of the great fishing history of Wisconsin’s Northwoods. Held annually the weekend following Father’s Day in downtown Hayward.
After a 20-year battle, victory was finally Boulder Junction’s! On June 8, 1971, the Patent & Trademark Office issued Certificate Number 914,488 to the…

Whereas, in 1955 a misguided, chauvinistic and overzealous state representative, who shall remain nameless, had the unmitigated gall to introduce a joint resolution which, with a certain low cunning, referred to the city of Hayward, a blameless community which was led astray by the machinations in Madison as the “musky capital of the world” (lower case): andThe federal application filed by the Boulder Junction Chamber of Commerce appeared sound. It included copies of early literature, which made use of the title, and details of musky fishing activity in the area, including the number of lakes, number of anglers and number of fish registered in the annual season-long musky fishing contest. A pivotal issue in the commerce department’s deliberations would be the length of time the trademark title had been in use. Boulder Junction was able to show occasional use in the 30s and continuous use since 1942. The best evidence Hayward could produce was first use in 1949 and sporadic use thereafter.Between January of 1967 and December of 1970, Boulder Junction made eight (8) applications to the US Department of Commerce for registration of the title, but on each occasion, Hayward appealed against issuance of the title. Finally, Boulder Junction threatened legal action and demanded a hearing before the US Patent Office’s Trade Mark Appeals Board to settle the issue. On December 14, 1969, Hayward was given five (5) days to show just cause why their claim should not be dismissed and Boulder Junction granted registration of the title. The people of Hayward apparently took no further action. On January 22, 1971, the US Patent & Trademark Office entered a default judgment against Hayward, and announced that Boulder Junction would be issued a certificate of registration of the trademark: “Boulder Junction, The Musky Capital of the World®”

A recent review of the Chamber’s correspondence file showed that at no time did Boulder Junction claim to have been responsible for the largest musky ever caught. That honor rightly belongs to the Hayward area, and has never been disputed by the people of Boulder Junction. The “Musky Capital” tag has always been premised on the total number of muskies caught, not the size of one freak fish. That’s not to say that there aren’t some “lunkers” being caught in Boulder Junction – the local annual fishing contest records show that some monster fish are registered each year.Boulder Junction’s initial response was to simply point out to the people of Hayward that Boulder Junction already held legal claim to the use of the title. Boulder Junction could have demanded that all products claiming Hayward to be the Musky Capital be recalled and destroyed. In what seems a generous and noble gesture by today’s standards, the people of Boulder Junction were prepared to allow any existing Hayward products, which carried the tag line to continue to circulate, but requested that all references to the title be removed prior to product reprinting.

How old is a 50 in musky?
On average, musky are about 11 inches long after their first year of life, reach 34” in year 7, reach 40” in year 9, and reach 50 inches by age 17.
So, there you have it, the story of “The Musky Capital of the World.” After such a long and protracted battle, it will come as no surprise that to this day, the resort owners and guides in Boulder Junction are proud to offer a first class Musky fishing experience to area visitors. We acknowledge that there are other fine Musky waters throughout Wisconsin – indeed, the Chippewa flowage, near Hayward is one such Musky fishery. There are some excellent guides and resorts in that area, too. We just happen to believe that with 194 lakes within nine miles of Boulder Junction’s Main Street, and many first-rate, nationally recognized Musky fishing guides resident in our area, your odds of catching a Musky here in Boulder Junction are better than any other area in the world. And we have the figures to prove it.

Where is the best muskie fishing in the United States?
Wisconsin. If the world record musky is going to be caught within the next five years most believe it will come out of Green Bay. Green Bay is a world class fishery with muskies reaching monstrous sizes. Wisconsin also has a lot of great musky lakes in Vilas County and the Hayward area in Northern Wisconsin.
Resolved by the assembly, the senate concurring, that this blemish be removed, this blot erased, this mote in the eye of Boulder Junction be hereby and forthwith exorcised by one and the same fell stroke of statesmanship, proclaiming said erroneous reference in Joint Resolution 58, A. of 1955, as revoked, expunged, repealed, and dead as any mackerel, and further proclaiming that the legislature, along with the rest of the world does hereby recognize and proclaim Boulder Junction to be, now and forevermore, the “Musky Capital of the World”; and be it further

Now in continuous use for nearly 60 years, the title was first claimed to promote the abundance of muskies in the waters of Boulder Junction. There are 194 lakes within nine (9) miles of town, many of which are officially designated by the DNR as Class A Musky Lakes. So it’s hardly surprising that more muskies are caught each year in Boulder Junction waters than in any other similar sized area in the world.
With their certificate of registration securely filed in the Chamber Office, the good people of Boulder Junction figured that the title was safely theirs, but in 1955 Assemblyman Hutnik from North Western Wisconsin introduced joint resolution #58 into the State Assembly, proclaiming the Muskellunge as Wisconsin’s State Fish, and erroneously declared Hayward as the Musky Capital of the World. Following Assemblyman Hutnik’s ill-conceived claim on behalf of Hayward, that town immediately embarked upon a program of widespread use of the slogan. Visitors’ guides, the masthead of the local newspaper, maps, individual resort brochures, and some years later, even milk cartons from the local dairy declared that Hayward was The Musky Capital of the World. Incensed by this shameless disregard for their legally secured right to exclusive use of the title, the folk of Boulder Junction rallied together and commenced a focused and concerted letter-writing campaign.

To celebrate the victory, then Town Chairman Walt Haag, proclaimed June 8, 1971 Musky Capital of the World Day. A news release from about that date stated in part that “…the business men (sic) of Boulder Junction are planning a huge wiener roast…[and]…street dancing with live music, for next Tuesday night, June 8, starting at 5:00pm. There will be drawings for many prizes. This will be held in the center of town, and everyone is welcome to help Boulder Junction celebrate this great Victory.” The town’s victory party was apparently a great success. Reference was made to the celebration in a letter of thanks from the Chamber to Assemblyman Gaulke. Part of that letter stated that “…it was a great day, the sun shown (sic) and we served 1640 hot dogs…everyone had a fine time helping us celebrate.”Kid’s Races (10 and under): 1K and 100-yard dash. Medals will be awarded to the top 2 finishers in the 1K and 100-yard dash plus a participation prize to each entrant.

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10K Run/Walk: Individuals: Medals will be awarded to the top three males and top three females in each of the following age categories: 12 & under, 13-16, 17-29; 30-39; 40-49; 50-59, 60-69, 70+. Award plaques will be presented to the top male and top female overall.

What is the muskie capital of the US?
Boulder Junction Despite claims from a number of resort communities in Wisconsin and other mid-west states, Boulder Junction, in Northern Wisconsin’s Vilas County is the only official Musky Capitol of the World®.
Online registration will close on Thursday, August 10 at noon. Online registration in highly encouraged, however paper forms may be dropped off at the Chamber until noon on Friday, August 11 at noon. Walk-in registration is between 7am-7:45am on race day.If you continue to use this site, you consent to use all cookies. We use cookies to offer you a better browsing experience. Read how we use cookies and how you can control them by visiting our Privacy Policy.In order to use RunSignup, your browser must accept cookies. Otherwise, you will not be able to register for races or use other functionality of the website. However, your browser doesn’t appear to allow cookies by default.5K and 10K courses beginning at the Boulder Junction Baseball Park and winding through the beautiful Northwoods of Boulder Junction on scenic, gently rolling asphalt surfaced roads, woodland and paved trails.

5K Run/Walk: Individuals: Medals will be awarded to the top three males and the top three females in each of the following age categories: 12 & under, 13-16, 17-29; 30-39; 40-49; 50-59, 60-69, 70+. Award plaques will be presented to the top male and top female overall.
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, and even shopping adventures can all be arranged. Contact the Chamber of Commerce for more information at 1-800-GOMUSKY.

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.
Boulder Junction Wisconsin has many unique shops along with several restaurants, sporting goods stores, grocery and gas stations, and weekend services at three churches. Horseback riding through the forest within minutes from our resort. Golf, hiking, biking, canoeing, tennis. 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. Fishtrap Resort is located on Fishtrap Lake in Boulder Junction, WI. Our Resort offers the beauty of the Lake and Wildlife such as the Bald Eagles, Otters, Red Fox and Albino Deer, just to name a few. The sunset views are incredible!

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.
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.The Musky Capital of the World is celebrating 63 years of Musky Jamborees this summer, from Friday, August 9 thru Sunday, August 11, 2019, with a variety of activities happening each day.