FISH EAGLE RIVER

WEEKLY FISHING REPORT

The Chain of 28 Lakes is buzzing with dedicated anglers across the open waters. Anglers should use this early season period to address any equipment repairs or necessary maintenance so that the next outing will be even smoother. Anglers look forward to the Wisconsin Muskie opener on May 27. For more details on where and how to fish the World’s Largest Chain of Lakes and other inland lakes, read the fishing report below.

Fishing Report

Reminder: Catch and release for Smallmouth Bass is until June 17, and Muskie opens in the north zone May 27.  

Panfish: Perch will be in the new weed growth. Using a slip bobber tipped with minnows is the best bite right now. Crappies are starting to spawn on smaller, darker lakes and will continue as the water warms in the larger lakes. Slip bobber rigs with hook and minnow or a jig and plastic should do the trick. If you find some warmer water in the bays or shallow flats you might get into some bluegills too.

Northern: These fish will still be found around new weeds. Pitching jig and minnows or anything that moves should be a good bet.

Walleye: These are going to be moving from post spawn areas and you will have to do a little searching. They will start going to the new weed growth, and even the sand flats off the spawning areas. Pitching 1/8th oz. jigs tipped with fathead minnows or slip bobbers will catch you a nice fish fry also.

Muskies: They will be starting, in progress or finishing spawning depending on the lake water temperatures. Smaller baits this time of the year are your best baits to go to right now.

Information for this week’s fishing report was provided by Colin Crawford from Colin Crawford’s Guide Service.

Eagle River Contacts:

* Eagle River Chamber of Commerce – 800-359-6315 or 715-479-6400

email: info@eagleriver.org

website: www.eagleriver.org

*Colin Crawford – 715-891-2715

email: crawfordfishing@gmail.com

*George Langley – 715-479-8804

email: fishing@eaglesportscenter.com

WEEKLY FISHING REPORT

The Chain of 28 Lakes is buzzing with dedicated anglers across the open waters. Anglers should use this early season period to address any equipment repairs or necessary maintenance so that the next outing will be even smoother. Anglers look forward to the Wisconsin Muskie opener on May 27. For more details on where and how to fish the World’s Largest Chain of Lakes and other inland lakes, read the fishing report below.

Fishing Report

 

Reminder: Catch and release for Smallmouth Bass is until June 17, and Muskie opens in the north zone May 27.  

Panfish: Perch will be in the new weed growth. Using a slip bobber tipped with minnows is the best bite right now. Crappies are starting to spawn on smaller, darker lakes and will continue as the water warms in the larger lakes. Slip bobber rigs with hook and minnow or a jig and plastic should do the trick. If you find some warmer water in the bays or shallow flats you might get into some bluegills too.

Northern: These fish will still be found around new weeds. Pitching jig and minnows or anything that moves should be a good bet.

Walleye: These are going to be moving from post spawn areas and you will have to do a little searching. They will start going to the new weed growth, and even the sand flats off the spawning areas. Pitching 1/8th oz. jigs tipped with fathead minnows or slip bobbers will catch you a nice fish fry also.

Muskies: They will be starting, in progress or finishing spawning depending on the lake water temperatures. Smaller baits this time of the year are your best baits to go to right now.

Information for this week’s fishing report was provided by Colin Crawford from Colin Crawford’s Guide Service.

Eagle River Contacts:

* Eagle River Chamber of Commerce – 800-359-6315 or 715-479-6400

email: info@eagleriver.org

website: www.eagleriver.org

*Colin Crawford – 715-891-2715

email: crawfordfishing@gmail.com

*George Langley – 715-479-8804

email: fishing@eaglesportscenter.com

FALL FISHING AND HUNTING IS SECOND TO NONE

While the anticipation of Opening Day lures thousands onto Eagle River area lakes at the beginning of May, every angler knows it’s not until fall when the bites come one after another. Fall in Eagle River is also time for another kind of tradition – hunting.Preparing for a long winter of inactivity, trophy fish like musky, walleye and bass are more than willing to see what bait’s on the end of your line in October and November.

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.

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