The Eagle River area is a world-class fishing destination – the hub of all Northwoods’ fishing. Our numerous lakes are well known for their trophy-sized fish – musky, northern, walleye and bass. Plus panfish are plentiful and are always fun to catch for a homemade fish fry. Our rivers and streams are also a popular attractions for fly fishing and don’t forget wintertime offers great ice fishing opportunities too. If you haven’t been fishing in area waters in years or you don’t know the best spots, there are many expert area guides eager to help you lure in the big ones and to provide lessons for a lifetime. Area bait shops are always helpful in sharing specific information about the hottest baits or lures. So come and enjoy our diverse fishery. You will be glad that you did.


Fishing Report

The rising temperatures have meant that most lakes are a mixture of open water and unstable ice, leading to unsafe ice fishing conditions. However, anglers will soon be able to get out on the lakes for bluegill, crappie and other panfish. And remember, Wisconsin’s opening day for game fish angling is May 7th!

*Fishing report for the Eagle River Area Chamber of Commerce based on observations submitted by Eagle River guide “Muskie Matt,” George Langley, and Colin Crawford’s guide service; their contact information is listed below.

* “Muskie Matt” – 715-891-5980
*George Langley – 715-479-8804
*Colin Crawford – 715-891-2715


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