Fish Eagle River


Weekly Fishing Report - 07/06/22


Walleye are picking up really well now. The mayfly hatch is wrapping up on a lot of the bigger lakes and it’s over with on some of the smaller lakes. People are catching them with slip bobbers and large leeches on the edge of deeper weeds in 10 to 16 feet. People jigging are getting them on leeches and house crawlers in the same areas as the guys slip bobbering as well as deeper rock humps.


Musky fishing is getting better by the day. They are starting to get into their summer patterns of larger baits and things moving faster. Burning bucktails, top water, and throwing rubber is all putting fish in the boat for a lot of people right now. Best times are early mornings, late evenings and into the night. It also helps you not have to deal with so much boat traffic.


Bass fishing has been excellent. We’re catching bass up shallow with weedless Topwater frogs, swim baits and spinner baits. Smalley‘s have been hanging on deep rock humps like walleyes have been. Jigs with jumbo leeches and ripping baits like number 6 rippin raps and shiver minnows are working great!


Pan fishing has been really good too. Really anywhere you can find shallow weeds like lily pads, all you need is a panfish worm and a bobber. People are getting perch and crappies still out on deeper mud flats.

All in all the fishing has been really good for all species and will only get better as the summer goes on and the mayflies finish up hatching on most of the lakes.

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