FISH EAGLE RIVER
WEEKLY FISHING REPORT – 08/24/21
Musky fishing has been ok the last week or so. The usual late summer patterns like bucktails and topwater over shallow weeds like cabbage are still producing the most fish with mornings and evenings into the dark being the best times for the most action. Pay attention to moon phases, major and minors too especially through the day when things can be slow. If you move a fish get earlier get back to them during these time periods.
Walleye fishing has been good. A simple jig and half crawler drug along the bottom on deeper flats and the edge of weeds has been producing some nice fish. People have also been getting more fish on jigging Baits like shiver minnows and rippin raps on those deeper flats as well.
Bass fishing has been great! Largemouth are being caught on topwater frogs and buzz baits around lily pads and bull rushes while smallmouth have been hammering jumbo leeches on a slip bobber over deep rock and gravel humps.
Panfish has been good too. Crappies have been a little tougher when they suspend throughout the day but if you can find them in the mornings and evening along weed lines in 10-16 feet, a slip bobber and crappie minnow will do the trick. Bluegills can be caught all over. Weeds, shorelines, docks and downed trees with panfish worm and a simple bobber and hook.
Northern fishing has been great as well. Swim bait and spinner baits around bull rushes has been best and a few people have been reporting using large sucker minnows on bobbers in those same areas has been working well too.
Information for this week’s fishing report was provided by Justin Reynolds from R&M Musky Shop.