WEEKLY OUTDOOR, FISHING AND HUNTING REPORTS - Eagle
River, WI-VILAS COUNTY-September 22, 2014 Northern
action is excellent, with walleye and smallmouth bass action good to excellent,
and musky, largemouth bass and panfish, good. Hunters very happy, as woodcock
season has opened, lots of turkeys around, and duck season opens on Sat. the
27th; all in the Eagle River, Wisconsin area. Water temps in the Eagle River, Wisconsin area are in the upper 50s. NORTHERN:
Northern in the Eagle River areas are in 10 feet of water or less in and
around weeds. Use a minnow style crankbait, northern sucker under a slip
bobber, or bass style spinner bait. All day action, and the bite isexcellent. WALLEYE:
Walleye in the Eagle River area are locating off of break edges and
adjacent mud flats in 10-30 feet of water. The walleye are tight to bottom.
Use a 1/8th ounce jig with a fathead minnow. All day action and the
bite is good to excellent. SMALLMOUTH
BASS: In the Eagle River area fish smallies in hardbottom
area humps and off of break edges in 10-30 feet of water. Use a jig and a
minnow, plastic craw or tube. All day action and the bite is good to excellent. LARGEMOUTH
BASS: For largemouth bass in the Eagle River area fish weed edges
in 15 feet of water or less. Use a crankbait, plastic rigged weedless or
a minnow under a slip bobber. All day action and the bite is good. PANFISH:
(crappies, bluegills and perch). In the Eagle River area the panfish
are locating off of break edges and weed edges in 15 feet of water or less.
The perch are tight to bottom, with the crappies and gills suspending up
and down the water column (lake and day dependent0. Use a chunk of
crawler, crappie minnow or micro-plastic on a jig or under a slip bobber.
All day action and the bite is good. HUNTING
REPORT Woodcock season is now open in the
Eagle River area. Hunters are seeing birds in aspen stands between about
5 and 12 years old. Aspens about half ..the size of your wrist are ideal.
But the cover is still very thick and there are no flight birds yet.
The hunting will improve every week from now… until the end of October.
These birds are great for pointing dogs especially young dogs.
They hold well for puppies, and will get them very excited about bird
The Wisconsin DNR launched an excellent program to help you find grouse and.. woodcock
cover. It is called Flight and can be reached at this web address: http://dnr.wi.gov/topic/lands/fflight.html
It shows grouse and woodcock habitat in all three public forests in the Eagle
River area the Vilas County Forest, the Northern Highland American. Legion
State Forest, and the Nicolet National Forest. It is an excellent tool to
help you locate hunting hot spots in the Eagle River area. Archery deer is also open in the
Eagle River area. Fawns are with their mothers and bucks are still in
bachelor groups. So you will often see more. than one deer at a time.
It is common for one deer to ease out of the cover, to be followed by
other potentially larger deer. Duck season in the northern zone
opens next Saturday, September 27. Turkeys are extremely common, and are
all over the roads. Be careful when driving highways flocks are feeding
in the grassy right of ways and will wander onto the road.
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
* Guide’s 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