WEEKLY OUTDOOR, FISHING AND HUNTING REPORTS
***Eagle River, Wis. (VILAS COUNTY) -- as of July 21, 2014***
Smallmouth bass and panfish bite excellent, with walleye, northern and
largemouth bass good to excellent, and musky good; all in the Eagle River,
Water temps in the
Eagle River, Wisconsin area are in the mid 60s. Great fishing action
continues on a roll.
BASS: Smallies in the Eagle River area are locating off of break edges
over hardbottom in 8 to 25 feet of water. Use a jig and a minnow or leech,
a plastic tube or craw. All day action and the bite is excellent.
Crappies, bluegills and perch are off of break edges or adjacent weed
edges in the Eagle River area. Fish 15 feet of water or less. Use a
crappie minnow, chunk or crawler, or a micro plastic under a slip bobber or small
jig. The perch are tight to bottom, with the crappies and gills suspending
up and down the water column (day and lake dependent). All day action and
the bite is excellent.
Walleye in the Eagle River area are off of break edges in 10-25 feet of
water. The walleye are tight to bottom. Use a jig and a minnow, leech or half
of a crawler. All day action with peaks in the evening. Bite is good to
Northern in the Eagle River area are in 10 feet of water or lessin and
around weeds. Use a small bucktail, bass style spinner bait, or a northern
sucker under a slip bobber. All day action and the bite is good to excellent.
Anglers have been finding the bigger northerns deeper, but with somewhat
BASS: Largemouth bass in the Eagle River area are holding in and around
shoreline structure (docks, trees, brush piles and weeds). Fish 10 feet
of water or less and use a Bass Rat, Scum Frog, or weedless plastic. All day action and the bite is good to excellent.
Musky in the Eagle River area are in 12 feet of water or less, off of
weed edges or adjacent break edges. Use a normal size bucktail, topwater,
jerk bait or glide bait. Do a normal retrieve, and don't forget to always
do a 'figure 8" as your lure nears the boat. All day action with short
feeding windows. The bite is good.
Report for the Eagle River Chamber of Commerce based on Creative
Brilliance interviews with Eagle River guides Muskie Matt of Wild Eagle
Lodge, Ranger Rick Krueger of Guide's Choice Pro Shop, Mat Hegy; and Eagle
River hunting enthusiast, Dan Anderson
Contact info for Eagle River
* Eagle River Chamber of Commerce; 800-359-6315; 715-479-6400; firstname.lastname@example.org; www.eagleriver.org
* Muskie Matt, 715-891-5980; email@example.com
* Mat Hegy, 715-571-7544; firstname.lastname@example.org
* Guide¹s Choice Pro Shop, guide/owner Ranger Rick Krueger; 715-477-2248
* George Langley, Eagle River Fishing Guides Association; 715-479-8804; email@example.com
* Dan Anderson, Eagle River hunting enthusiast, 715-479-8511; firstname.lastname@example.org