Lake DuBay is a 6,830 acre impoundment of the Wisconsin River. It was formed in 1942 and is located about 10 miles north of Stevens Point just west of Hwy 51. Lake DuBay is one of Central Wisconsin’s top fishing destinations. It is a scenic body of water that provides many challenges and some trophy fish in several species.
The lake is classified as a drainage lake, with a flowage environment. Its water clarity is low, but contains abundant fish habitat such as islands, stump fields, heavily vegetated bays and backwaters, man-made rip-rap, sand bars and rock flats. Due to its weedgrowth and darker water color, it is classified as a eutrophic lake.
Visitors have access to the lake from public boat landings, a public beach and one public land or park within 1000 feet of the lake (Du Bay Park). Fish include Musky, Panfish, Largemouth Bass, Smallmouth Bass, Northern Pike and Walleye. The lake’s water clarity is low.
The Wisconsin River flowage of Lake Du Bay offers multi species anglers great North Central Wisconsin fishing opportunities.