If you’re looking for landlocked salmon, Hoel Pond is the place to go. Summer’s hotter temps will send them into the deeper water (the pond maxes out at 65 feet), but a troll over Hoel’s 455 acres should net you something. But with the variety below the surface, you don’t know what might be on the end of the line – lake trout are also abundant here, along with largemouth and smallmouth bass and a variety of panfish.
But get your fishing done before it freezes; ice fishing is not allowed on Hoel Pond.
You can access the water through the only boat launch on the southern shore at the end of Hoel Pond Road, just off Floodwood Road.