FISH EAGLE RIVER

WEEKLY FISHING REPORT

Recent cold snaps have made the ice thick enough to safely venture out on most area lakes.  Make sure to check the ice depth along your pathway to make sure it is thick enough.  Reminder: some area lakes are also marked with barrels for snowmobiles, so be sure to punch your holes away from the trail areas.

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 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 Fishing Contacts:

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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