FISH EAGLE RIVER
WEEKLY FISHING REPORT
Temperatures in area lakes are dipping into the low and middle 50’s. This time of the season experiences a lot of turnover due to temperature changes, but patient anglers can still find great success. For a full Eagle River area fishing report, read below.
Muskie: Bigger baits such as double 9’s and 10’s spinnerbaits, crankbaits, bigger jerk baits and top water are still working. More anglers are using suckers now.
Northern Pike: Fish the deep flats with some type of weeds (could be sand grass or coontail) to find northern pike. Use Jig and minnow combos are the bait of choice.
Walleye: Finding them on deep mud flats and still on the deep rock humps. Early and late in the day you can find fish on the tops, but they will go deeper in the mid-day. Jig and minnow combos are working well on the mud flats, while crawlers are having success on the rocks.
Bass: (Largemouth) Bass are moving out of the shallows and lurking in the deep weed edges. If fishing weeds, (Smallmouth) Basic live bait rig is always a go to presentation; also crankbaits will work well.
Panfish: Bluegills are being found on the deepest weed edges where the greenest weeds are. For these fish, slip bobber rigs are the way to go baited up with a good selection of live bait such as waxies, and red worms. Plastics are working under bobbers with a twitch of the rod. Crappies are starting to suspend over some mud flats and small jigs tipped with minnows or small blade baits like cicadas will work. Perch are being caught on mud flats using small minnows.
*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.