8440 Shady Rest Road • Rhinelander, WI 54501 • 1-800-681-2050 • Contact Us  

Catch  big ones right from the
pier at Shady Rest Lodge.


Whether your passion is fishing for that tackle-challenging lunker, or some fast and furious pan-fishing for the kids Manson Lake can provide both. There is an abundance of walleye, musky, northern, crappie, small and large mouth bass, bluegill, sunfish, and perch. 

Manson lake is a class- A musky lake that covers about 300 acres. It is a clear, spring fed lake with numerous rock and sand bar (marked for safety), a variety of bottom compositions, and numerous weed beds. The lake has been stocked with walley by our lake association as well as the Wisconsin DNR for many years. Small and largemouth bass fishing is terrific throughout the season. The lake has produced many trophy muskies, including the prized tiger muskies, and provide many sizable crappie. 

We have lake contour maps available at our office, and we are always happy to provide new guests with a tour of the lake. We also have have small fishing boats available with 8 and 15 hp motors, as well as a small pontoon available for rent. FOr rental rates please check our rate page.