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Eagle River, Wisconsin 54521

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With over 1300 lakes and 73 rivers and streams in Vilas County. One can find just the sport you are looking for. Going after the allusive Musky, that Northern, the delicious Walleye, Crappie, Perch, a feisty Bass, have some fun with pan fish off a dock or a beautiful Trout caught on a fly rod.
Whether you and your party are great anglers or just beginners, the waters around Edgewater Inn and Cottages will have something to offer you.
To find some of those hidden less pressured places check with one of the local Fishing Guides.

Game Fishing Season opens in

Enjoy a Good time.
Musky season opend on 25 May 2019
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For those looking the the trout here in Vilas County
Check out Wisconsin DNR Trout map.

DNR Trout Video

<17 1/2 inch Walleye off west dock

Scott and Walleye

24 1/4 inch walleye caught from the east dock at dusk.

Adam and Walleye

43 inch Muskie off the west dock

Sean Muskie

Eagle River & Vilas County Fishing Report

***Eagle River, Wis. (VILAS COUNTY)

12-09 to 12-16
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Eagle River Sports Facebook

We are certainly heading into a nice weather period, with increasingly better ice conditions. We probably average 7 – 8” of good ice now, and that is pretty comfortable for everyone. No vehicles yet, but on some lakes you'll see 4-wheelers or snowmobiles. A few more very cold nights would be welcome. After these cold nights we could use some snow. Surprisingly, on some lakes there is some slush already. Not enough snow for the cross-country skiers or the snow shoe fans yet, but coming hopefully soon.

Watch for ice thickness on the Eagle River Chain, as the dams have been open and there has been some current under the ice.

Walleye fishing has been just OK for the last week or so. We all get fired up for the early season fishing, but every year we have trouble locating the fish. Shiners and sucker minnows are working on many lakes in the evenings. As this ice has thickened, anglers have been able to move around more over deeper water, but that deeper water fishing does not seem to be in full force yet. Set your tip-ups near the edge of the weeds in the evenings for best results, then move shallower well after dark. There have been some reports of bite well into the night.

Northerns have been hitting in the weeds. Larger shiners work best for these guys - and look for nice weeds patches for best results. On clear lakes, the deeper the weeds the better.

Bass fishing for largemouth has been very good, as these fish have been very active on most lakes. Just set tip-ups with shiners for them in the weeds.

Panfish actions has been varied, as the crappies are hitting on some lakes very well. Small vertical jigs with waxies, or tip-downs with minnows are working the best. Look both in the holes and in the weeds for these guys, but they seem to be mostly schooling in the deeper areas now. Search vertically also, as they are not always related to the bottom and can be surprisingly high in the water column.

Bluegills are hitting on many lakes in the weeds as usual, and perch are in the same weeds but seem to be deeper. Minnows are best for the perch, and waxies or red spikes are best for the 'gills.

Get those augers out and get some outside time on the ice.

Good luck and good fishin'!

5th Show PMTT Eagle River & Cave Run 2014

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Dec 03 2018

The Wisconsin DNR launched an excellent program to help you find grouse and woodcock cover. It is called ³FFlight² and can be reached at this web address: http://dnr.wi.gov/topic/lands/fflight.html. It shows grouse and woodcock habitat in all three public forests in the Eagle River area ­ the Vilas County Forest, the Northern Highland American Legion State Forest, and the Nicolet National Forest. It is an excellent tool to help you locate hunting hot spots in the Eagle River area.


There is a ton of information about the Northern Highland American Legion State Forest on the web: http://dnr.wi.gov/topic/StateForests/nhal/ http://dnr.wi.gov/topic/StateForests/nhal/

The DNR web site has loads of information on turkey hunting. Go to http://http://dnr.wi.gov/topic/hunt/turkey.html.

(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, and Mat Hegy).
Contact info for Eagle River:
* "Muskie Matt", 715-479-8086; e-mail: rfrgoutdoors@gmail.com
* Mat Hegy, 715-571-7544, e:-mail: lunkerclunkerguideservice@yahoo.com
* Guide's Choice Pro Shop, guide/owner "Ranger Rick" Krueger 715-477-2248
* George Langley, Eagle River Fishing Guides Association, 715-479-8804.
e-mail: fishing@eaglesportscenter.com
* Don Anderson, Eagle River hunting enthusiast, 715-479-8511.
e-mail: hellmo@frontier.com

Reports compiled, written & distributed by Creative Brilliance. ©2010. Naomi K. Shapiro or Ray Smith, Creative Brilliance 608-827-6483; e-mail: cre8vnaomi@gmail.com; cre8vRay@charter.net.

Information on Lakes

Outdoor 911 fishing reports
Link to Eagle River Area www.outdoors911.com.

Vilas County Lake Maps
Link to Vilas County fishng information and more links to the Wisconsin DNR.

Wisconsin Fishing License Information

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Wisconsin Fishing License Information

Link to Wisconsin Fishing License Information and more links to the Wisconsin DNR.
Wisconsin DNR will now be issuing one day fishing license, available across the street at the Marathon Convenience store.