Welcome to On the Lake!

Since before I can remember, I have been in love with the outdoors. Boats, motors, fishing and being either in or on the water are all at the very top of my list of things I want to do… as often as I possibly can. That outdoor blood runs thick in our family; we all feel that a family vacation is still one of the best opportunities to reconnect with the ones who are most dear to you. For my recollections of those times, please read The Finest of Times.

R. Karl fishing

The OntheLake.net website is intended to help in your search to find just the right place for you and your family to relax and have fun on your vacation. Combine that vacation with the natural beauty and serenity of the North Country and it will provide an experience and memories that are hard to beat and will last a lifetime.

The site is packed with lots of useful information, “how-to” articles and much more. Whatever you seek, I hope that you can find it here, On The Lake.

R. Karl 


Heidi's bass

Most girls don't get to go along when their husbands/boyfriends as they head to the north woods to chase the likes of musky, bass and walleye. I'm different.

Not only do I get to join R. Karl in the boat, I really like to fish. The results of a good day on the water are a better appreciation of nature and, importantly, dinner! I, too, hope you enjoy On the Lake and that you'll come back often to see what's new.



Here on the Site:

Whether you're wondering about insuring your boat or looking for information on batteries and charging, trailering, boating safety and other interesting topics, our "Boating" pages are for you.

From tying knots to fish cleaning to lake turnover, you'll find it all and more on our "Fishing" pages.

If it involves boats, water or a combination of the two, journeys to new places are what our "Road Trip" pages bring to you.

Once your fish is filleted and ready to cook, check our "Recipes" pages for that special way to prepare your catch.