***Eagle River, Wis. (VILAS COUNTY) -- as of May 20, 2013***
Northern, perch, crappies and bluegills all providing good action, with walleye fair to good. All in the Eagle River, Wisconsin area.
All lakes in the Eagle River area are well open and providing good fishing action. Best bet would be to first try the Eagle River Chain of 28 lakes.
Northern in the Eagle River area are in 10 feet of water or less in and around weeds. Use a Husky Jerk in a minnow or walleye pattern, or a northern sucker under a slip bobber. All day bite. Good action.
Perch in the Eagle River area are tight to bottom in 8 feet of water or less, over muddy bottom with scattered weeds. Use a small jig tipped with a minnow or crawler. All day bite. Action is good.
Crappies and bluegills in the Eagle River area are suspending up and down the water column off of break edges in 8 to 15 feet of water. Use a crappie minnow or chunk of crawler under a slip bobber. All day bite. Good action.
Walleye in the Eagle River area are locating in 10 feet of water or less in and around weeds. The walleye are tight to bottom. Use a 1/8th or 1/16th ounce jig tipped with a fathead minnow. All day bite with peaks in the evening. Action is fair to 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