FISH EAGLE RIVER
WEEKLY FISHING REPORT
Anglers must prepare for different fishing patterns as cooler water temperatures influence where those trophies settle. For a full Eagle River area fishing report, read below.
Muskie: Baits such as double 9’s and 10’s spinnerbaits, bigger jerk baits and top water are still working. Remember that the proper equipment is needed to use certain baits to make your fishing experience enjoyable.
Northern Pike: Fishing the deep flats with some type of weeds could be sand grass or coontail, Jig and minnow combos are the bait of choice.
Walleye: They’re locating near the tops of deep rock humps early and late in the day. These fish are going to deeper waters during the day, so be prepared to follow them out. Jig and minnow combos are the ticket here.
Bass: (Largemouth) Bass spinnerbaits (safety pin style) and crankbaits are working well. If fishing weeds, don’t forget to bring top water baits like a Scum Frog or a Zara Spook. Texas and Carolina rigging plastics will also entice that fish to bite. (Smallmouth) Basic live bait rig is always a go to presentation; also plastics and crankbaits will work well.
Panfish: For Bluegills, slip bobber rigs are the way to go baited up with a good selection of live bait such as waxies, small leeches and red worms. Plastics are working under bobbers also; just twitch the rod for movement. Crappies will be looking for cover in the weeds, downed trees or around cribs and a slip bobber rigged with small minnow or plastics and can be worked the same way as Bluegills. Perch are in the weeds too, and using a selection of small leeches (if you can still find them), red worms and small minnows on slip bobbers are good options.
*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.
Eagle River Contacts:
* Eagle River Chamber of Commerce – 800-359-6315 or 715-479-6400
* “Muskie Matt” – 715-891-5980
*George Langley – 715-479-8804
*Colin Crawford – 715-891-2715
SPRING IS IN THE AIR
The calendar might say that spring officially starts next week in Wisconsin. Talk to any avid fisherman, however, and you’ll be told it’s the first Saturday in May – Opening Day.