Fish Eagle River


Weekly Fishing Report - 08/04/22

Bass & Northern

Bass fishing has been excellent. Cruising weedy shorelines with top water frogs, buzz baits and swim baits looking for lily pads and bulrushes. There are a lot of bass up shallow in the weeds right now. Northern fishing has also been excellent. Same spots as the bass and the same baits. People have also been getting northerns on pike chubs and a slip bobber on deep cabbage weed lines in 10 to 16 feet.


Walleye has been good for the casters and the troller’s. People trolling are getting them on crawler harnesses over mud flats. Others jigging are getting them on deeper weed lines in 10 to 16 feet using a weedless jig and a half a nightcrawler or a leech.


Musky fishing has been pretty good. Mornings evenings and into the night has been best. it has been a pretty strong bucktail bite with people getting a lot of fish on double 8’s and 8/9 combos. Water temps have come down a little bit with the cool nights and rain so a lot of fish pushed up shallower in 3 to 81 feet with some nicer fish being caught as well in the mid to high 40 inch range.

Pan Fish

Pan fishing has been great too. Perch and bluegills are hanging all over shallow weeds and catching them is pretty easy. Just a bobber and a panfish worm is all you need. Generally if you scoot out to the edge of those weed lines you can find some Crappie‘s. Crappies have been hitting minnows and small plastics over the last week

Overall fishing has been great and should continue to be really good well into September with the bites not changing a whole lot until we start moving into fall. so try to get out there while things are good because unfortunately summer is more than half over and pretty soon we will be digging out that fall fishing gear and clothes…

Information for this week’s fishing report was provided by Justin Reynolds from R&M Musky Shop.


Fishing Businesses

Bill’s Guide Service & Scenic Boat Tours

1079 Hollister Woods Road
Eagle River, WI 54521

Eagle River Guides Association

Eagle River, WI 54521

Colin Crawford’s Guide Service

No address
Phelps, WI

Watersmeet Trout Hatchery

Old US Highway 2 E
Watersmeet, MI 49969

Lodging Partners


Pitlik’s Sand Beach Resort

4833 Sand Beach Drive
Eagle River, WI 54521

Peaceful Point Cottage LLC

5185 Hideaway Drive
Eagle River, WI 54521