The Chain of 28 Lakes offers pristine fishing action this time of year. As non-anglers find their way on the water, remember safety first. Also, the warmer temperatures mean the hatching of mayflies and other bugs, so be sure to add leeches and crawlers to your arsenal.


Northern Pike are being caught while jigging in and along the weeds and by throwing spinnerbaits and spoons.

Walleye can be caught by using a jig and minnow combo. Try switching to a weedless jig if necessary depending on the area. Slip bobber rigs are also an effective strategy. Bugs are starting to hatch, so it is time to start using leeches and crawlers.

Perch can be caught by switching to the mud flats because bugs are starting to hatch. Crappies can be caught in the weeds under slip bobber rigs using a hook and minnow or twitching a small jig tipped with a plastic under a bobber. Bluegills are moving into the shallows and can be caught slip bobbering tipped with plastic, waxworms, or a piece of crawler.

Muskie: Focus on the new weeds with Bucktails, jerk baits and glide baits to find success.

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

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