FISH EAGLE RIVER
WEEKLY FISHING REPORT
Still waiting for turnover. With water temps going back up by 6-8 degrees in the past warm up it slowed fishing down a little more than we had expected. Things are getting back to normal for this time of year with temps dropping back into the 50’s.
Muskie: Still getting fish off the weed edges yet using jerkbaits and rubber baits. Suckers are starting to be used and the bite should only get better as the water gets cooler.
Northern Pike: We are still finding these fish still in the deep weeds using small spinners with bright blades and on jigs and minnows also.
Walleye: Catching walleyes in deeper water on flats and bottom of rock piles using jig and tipping it with a good size minnow. If the lakes you are fishing don’t have rock humps check the deep holes.
Bass: Largemouth are being caught in and around the weeds. They are still hitting all sorts of baits including live bait, spinnerbaits and crankbaits. Smallies are now out in the deeper water relating to hard bottom and rocks, jigs tipped with live bait are catching some and others are using plastics rigged Texas style or drop shooting.
Panfish: Bluegills are in the weeds roaming in search of feed which you can give them under a slip bobber rig tipped with red worms or waxies; which will get you some of these. Perch are still using the weeds, but also are in and around rock areas. Jigs tipped with a leech or bit of crawler will catch you a few jumbos. Crappies are now moving out of the weeds and suspending in open water so I have been casting small baits like beetle spin or a blade bait like a Cicada.
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