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WEEKLY FISHING REPORT

The ice has officially melted away on the Chain of 28 Lakes. Open water across the Northwoods means that anglers can store away winter fishing gear and bring out the lighter, seasonal gear. 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

Perch: The best approach is to set up slip bobber rigs with split shots and Aberdeen hooks or small jigs tipped with small minnows. Look for areas in the shallows around any structure, or in the water around sand bottoms.

Crappie: Anglers can find success with slip bobber rigs. Using either split shots and Aberdeen hooks or small jigs tipped with small minnows, the Crappie strategy is similar to Perch.

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

*George Langley – 715-479-8804

email: fishing@eaglesportscenter.com

*Colin Crawford – 715-891-2715

email: crawfordfishing@gmail.com

FALL FISHING AND HUNTING IS SECOND TO NONE

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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

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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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