WEEKLY OUTDOOR, FISHING
AND HUNTING REPORTS
***Eagle River, Wis. (VILAS COUNTY) -- as of December 9, 2013***
Northern providing good to excellent ice fishing action, with walleye
and panfish bite good. All in the Eagle River, Wisconsin area.
There are generally 3-4 inches of ice in the Eagle River area,
but extreme caution is advised, as there are numerous pockets of thinner ice.
Back bays and shorelines are your best bet. Considerable snow cover
is slowing down ice growth. Our best suggestion remains the same:
To insure safety and finding fish, hire one of Eagle River's
knowledgeable and excellent guides.
in the Eagle River area are in 10 feet of water or less in and around remaining
weeds. Use a medium to large shiner or northern sucker under a tip up.
Keep you bait high in the water column. All day action, and the bite is
good to excellent.
in the Eagle River area are in 8-15 feet of water off of break edges outside of
weed beds. It's still tough to get out to where the walleye are located,
especially with the heavy snow cover, and thin ice in may places. Don't take
any chances! Use a small shiner or walleye sucker under a tip up; or a
jigging spoon tipped with a minnow head. The walleye are tight to bottom.
Best time to fish is around sunset. Action has been good.
(crappies, bluegills and perch) in the Eagle River area are over mudflats
in 8-15 feet of water. The perch are tight to bottom, with the crappies
and gills suspending. Use electronics to find the depth the crappies and
gills are on any given day. This will also save you drilling a lot of holes
that won't produce. Use a crappie minnow or waxie on a small jig.
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
Guide's Choice Pro Shop, Mat Hegy; and Eagle River hunting enthusiast, Dan