The lake was named after the Indians that lived around the lake. Interestingly, the Algonquian Indians called them Winnebago, which means "people of filthy water" because the lake had a fishy smell in the summer months.
Speaking of fish, Lake Winnebago is a top Walleye lake and many tournaments are held at the lake.I hide a tiny mermaid/fish in the waters of all my lake map paintings that folks love to search for. I call my maps treasured maps because most folks have that special body of water that they treasure. These maps make great gifts for the lake house owner, lake lover, or fisherman. I have over two hundred on my website that can be purchased right from the site, or I can do custom and personalizes lake, river or bay maps, too. If you would like to see more and read about my treasured maps go to LeoMaps.com.