FISH EAGLE RIVER
WEEKLY FISHING REPORT – 10/12/20
Musky fishing has been ok. Turnover is about done everywhere and with water temps in the 50to54° range the fish will scatter and start making for shorter feeding windows. Follow your majors, minors and moon rise and sets close. If you see a fish get back on it during these times.. We’ve been finding fish a little bit deeper in the 10 to 16foot range on the edge of weeds. Weighted Suicks, medussas and Lake X toads have been working best for us along with making sure you are dragging suckers. No reason to not have a sucker behind your boat at this time of year. A lot of times fish that will follow your bait and not commit to a figure 8 will catch the sucker out of the corner of their eye and eat it. Great way to help bag a fish!
Walleye fishing has been really good! Just a jig and minnow has been working best. Weve been catching walleyes anywhere from 13 to 30 feet. The walleyes that are hanging out around Sand seem to be in that 13 to 17 foot range and ones hanging out around deeper holes have been a bit deeper in that 20 to 30 foot range. When bite slows down throw a shiver minnow on and pop those off the bottom. It’s a fun time to walleye fish because they can be active all day long.
Northern fishing has been good. Swim baits and smaller bright colored spinner baits have been working well, just try to find green weeds and you’ll find northerns.
Bass fishing has been good. Deep rock humps are holding a lot of smallies. They will set up on those spots for most of the winter now. Not many reports of people catching largemouth but what we have heard is slower moving baits like wacko worms on deep weed edges in 12 to 16 feet of water have been producing best.
We have not had any reports of people bluegill fishing but the Crappies can be easy and fun to catch right now. Check the same spots that you would normally fish for walleyes in. The edge of deeper holes and around deeper cribs. Plastics like small tube jigs and Kalins crappies scrubs work really well along with using live Crappie minnows with a slip bobber.
Information for this week’s fishing report was provided by Justin Reynolds from R&M Musky Shop.