WEEKLY OUTDOOR, FISHING AND HUNTING
***Eagle River, WI, August 25, 2014:
Northern, smallmouth bass and panfish putting on a good to
excellent bite, with musky, walleye and largemouth good; all in the Eagle
River, Wisconsin area. Water temps in
the Eagle River, Wisconsin area are in the low 70s.
NORTHERN Northern in the Eagle River
area are in 10 feet of water or less over weed beds and off of weed edges.
Use a small bucktail, bass style spinner bait, Husky Jerk (minnow or
walleye pattern), or a northern sucker
under a slip bobber. All day action and the bite is good to excellent.
BASS Smallies in the Eagle River area are off of break edges over
hardbottom areas, such as rock humps or rock reefs in 8-25 feet of water.
Use a spinner bait, Mepps #3, plastic craw or tube, or a jig and a leech.
All day action. Bite is good to excellent.
Crappies, bluegills ad perch are off of break edges and weed edges in 15
feet of water or less, in the Eagle River area. Use a crappie minnow, chunk
of crawler or micro plastic under a slip bobber. Perch are tight to bottom,
with crappies and gills suspending (lake and day dependent). All day
action and the bite is good to excellent.
Musky in the Eagle River area are in 10 feet of water or less off of
break edges and adjacent weed edges. Use a normal sized bait (6-8 inches):
Bucktails, topwaters, jerkbaits and crankbaits are all working. Regular
retrieve speed, and do a "figure 8" when the lure near your boat. All
day action, with no real peaks, and the bite is good.
Walleye in the Eagle River area are off of break edges in 8-25 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. The bite is
BASS Largemouth bass in the Eagle River area are locating
near shoreline structure (docks, brushpiles, drowned wood) and adjacent weeds. Use
a Caroline rigged plastic, assorted topwaters, or a minnow under a slip bobber.
All day action and 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 Guide¹s 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