Come opening day, you’re sure to see lot of fishermen and women on our Chain of Lakes, but any good angler knows that you can catch that trophy fish any time of the year.
The weather might be unpredictable but luckily the same isn’t said for the fishing with musky, walleye and northern pike taking the bait. And our fish aren’t the only sights to set your eyes on. Our little slice of heaven features miles and miles of forested trails and marshes to enjoy when you’re not casting a line, but the lakes have some of the most scenic views the area has to offer. While Catfish Lake is one of the largest lakes on the Eagle River Chain and has a reputation for delivering big muskies, there are more than 1,300 lakes and nearly 94,000 acres of freshwater for anglers of any skill level to fish.
Long-time fishers, beginners and less-experienced anglers come to the fishing mecca known as Eagle River for the ample opportunities to reel in the big ones, kick their feet back, and make lasting memories. The area is teeming with fishing guides and shops that are eager to assist in any and all fishing needs. Guides won’t only help with the fundamentals of fishing, they can provide insider knowledge on when and where to cast your line for the chance to haul one in. From boats rentals, to rods and bait for purchase, fishing shops are able to ensure visitors get the best gear for their expeditions.
The best fishing trips are rarely a one-day occasion so consider bringing the whole gang up for the weekend or even longer. Whether you’re looking for a traditional fishing lodge or an amenity-filled resort, the area has all of the accommodation options you need.
And if you’re more of the catch-and-release type, you can still enjoy the local flavor at one of Eagle River’s restaurants. We’re sure our supper clubs won’t disappoint when it comes to a Friday night fish fry and good Old-Fashioned cocktail.
Don’t wait too long to reel in that fishing vacation. Start planning your Eagle River trip today.