Area Fishing & Outdoor Reports
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Eagle River, Wisconsin Fishing
can honestly say that there is no place on earth with as much
variety of fishing opportunities in freshwater fishing. With
literally hundreds of lakes of all sizes, and miles and miles of
trout streams, plus the fishing in the Wisconsin River, you could
fish every day of the open water season and never hit the same water
twice. We have great fishing for trout, musky walleye, smallmouth &
largemouth bass, northerns and all types of panfish. You can catch
most of these species within the city limits of Eagle River.
Musky fishing is spectacular, with
people traveling from all over the world to fish these great
gamefish. The action starts on the Memorial Day weekend - and there
is good fishing for them right from the start. Our variety of musky
waters run from the Wisconsin and Eagle Rivers to lakes running from
50 to 4,000 acres. We also have a great variety of dark and clear
water lakes for all weather conditions. When you are thinking musky
you may want to fish them in the summer while on a family vacation.
At this time of the year surface baits provide heart-stopping action
- and you can fish early and late in the day while still boating or
otherwise enjoying life with the family. One great thing to remember
about musky is that they hit at any time - not just at a particular
time of day, Fall musky fishing is the best of the trophy time, with
numerous huge musky caught (and usually released) every year. This
is the time that our many excellent area guides are very busy with
fishing is also good, especially in the spring and fall. Our game
fish season starts on the first weekend in May and the walleye are
active from the start. Most opening weekends find some of the best
fishing of the year, with the fish still in the shallows from
spawning. May is a great time to fish walleye with light tackle
along the shorelines. June finds the fish moving deeper, with good
action experienced in deeper weeds and on mid-lake structure.
As the summer vacation period happens our guides will still find
these great tasting fish daily, and many a vacation has been
enhanced with an evening meal of fresh-caught walleye. They are
located deeper in the summer, usually around mid-lake bars and
Fall walleye fishing is great, with
days of 10 - 30 walleye not uncommon. This is the time of the year
for fishing with jigs and larger minnows for big fish. You can also
experience fine artificial bait luck at this time of year with
Northern pike abound in this area
also, with a variety of lakes for these fish. We do have some trophy
water for these fish, although most of our lakes contain mid-sized
fish in good numbers. This is a great gamefish to introduce to you
children to fishing for while on vacation, because of their
aggressive nature and abundance.
area has not been previously known as a hotbed for largemouth bass,
but is is a real "sleeper" area for these fish. You will experience
a huge variety of conditions and types of fishing for them, from 20
acre ponds to 2,000 acre lakes. More and more our guides have
learned to take clients to out-of-the-way small bog lakes for these
fish. Fish to 6 pounds are not uncommon, but most fish run in the
2-3 pound range.
Smallmouth bass are a different
store - we have some of the best smallmouth fishing in the world
right here. Catches of 50 fish a day are not uncommon, and many
trophies are takes yearly. The smallies hit right from opening day
on - and it again is a wonderful way to introduce your friend or
children to gamefish fishing with a certainty of success. Another
way of enjoying fishing for smallmouth is to flyfish for them. This
is becoming a much more popular sport yearly. Many area guides have
become adept at this type of fishing.
Out trout fishing is also varied,
with both streams and lakes available. The experience of wilderness
fishing for trout along our hundreds of miles of streams is a great
way to spend a summer day or evening. Most area streams are small,
but loaded with fish. A number of our rivers or streams can be
canoed.There is a good number of lakes and ponds for trout fishing
also, and these fish are noted for hitting all season long.
One of the great benefits of coming
to this area is the variety - there is ALWAYS some type of fish
active and hitting. Bring a variety of rods, or just hire one of the
many local guides and they will provide equipment for you.
Good luck and good fishing!
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Eagle River, Wisconsin 54521
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