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FISH EAGLE RIVER
WEEKLY FISHING REPORT
The ice fishing community will enjoy solid ice due to the recent cold weather on the Chain of 28 Lakes. Anglers should still check ice levels in each spot they punch their holes to ensure the area is safe. Read below for a more detailed fishing report.
Northern Pike: We are finding fish on the weed edges and in the deeper weeds. On the edges, the set up should be tip ups set a foot or so off the bottom. When fishing the deep weeds, set your tip ups so that your bait is just above the tops of the weeds.
Walleye: These fish are being caught in a couple of areas, in and around weeds. Setting tip ups on the weed edges baited with walleye suckers or medium golden shiners in low light conditions seem to be best. Also, jigging in the same areas with baits like the buckshot rattle spoon are producing fish. The other good option is on the tops of rock humps for good spots in the early evening.
Panfish: Bluegills are being found in the weeds using small jigs tipped with waxies, spikes or tipped with plastic. Perch are being caught on the deep weed edge where the mud meets.
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
*George Langley – 715-479-8804
*Colin Crawford – 715-891-2715
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.