OUTDOOR, FISHING AND HUNTING REPORTS
***Eagle River, Wis. (VILAS COUNTY)March 10, 2014:
The bite for crappies,
bluegills and perch is good to excellent, while travel on the ice remains
difficult; all in the Eagle River, Wisconsin area.
Ice in the Eagle River area, remains good, but travel is very difficult. Slush
and snow abound. Many anglers are sticking to foot travel, with some using
snowmobiles, although snowmobiles are not doing that well, either. Stick to
traveled routes only, and remain very cautious as at this time of the year, the
ice starts to fissure, erode, crack and degrade.
bluegills and perch are putting on a good to excellent bite in the
Eagle River area. The panfish are locating in two areas: Main lake
basins, in 25 feet of water or deeper; or mudflats in 25 feet of water or less.
Perch are right to bottom, with the crappies and gills suspending. Suspending
depths are day and lake dependent, so make sure you use electronics to locate
the depth that the fish are locating at on any particular day or body of water.
As the fish are quite scattered right now, you never know where you're
going to find them. Use a waxie, wiggler, spike or crappie minnow 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