OUTDOOR, FISHING AND HUNTING REPORTS
***Eagle River, Wis. (VILAS COUNTY) -- as of April 14, 2014***
The bite for crappies, bluegills and perch
is good, while travel on the ice is becoming better. Spring wild turkey hunting
season starts on April 16th;
all in the Eagle River, Wisconsin area.
Ice conditions in the Eagle River area remain good to excellent, with caution
advised as with the off-and-on warmup(s) ice degrades and erodes exponentially
bluegills and perch
There's an all day bite, with action good for crappies, bluegills and perch in
the Eagle River area. Fish two areas: Weed edges in 10 feet of
water or less, or main lake mud flats in 10 to 25 feet. The perch are tight to bottom.
The crappies and bluegills are suspending anywhere in the water column - -day
and lake dependent. Use a flasher, as the fish are scattered and fishing
windows open ad close rather quickly at different depths. If you don't use a flasher you're chances of success are slim. Right
now panfish are not super high in the water column, as one would expect in mid April.
Not happening yet. We'll keep you posted, as when the surface ice melts,
oxygen is infused, and the crappies rise quickly to just under the ice, and
fishing can be fast and furious. Use a spike, waxie, wiggler, crappie
minnow or micro plastic on a small jig or under a slip bobber.
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