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Fishing Information

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 26 May 2018
For fishing information or regulation updates, visit
www.fishingwisconsin.org


For those looking the the trout here in Vilas County
Check out Wisconsin DNR Trout map.
http://dnr.wi.gov/topic/fishing/trout/trouT.html

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)


FISHING WITH THE GUIDES By George Langley
12-10 to 12-17
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Eagle River Sports Facebook

While we are slowly but surely obtaining a snow pack, it is not good news at this point for ice anglers. We would surely prefer some more cold weather rather than snow at this point, to ice-in the lakes more than we have at this point. This cold weather has been helping, but that severe wind had a very odd and negative effect on the ice. It even opened up a few lakes that had been closed. We're looking at pretty “iffy” ice on many lakes. Never the less, the ice fishing season has started, slowly, in the area. Anglers are finding thickness ranging from 6” to 2” in the area, and this is enough to start the hunt for walleye. To be honest, we are not getting a lot of results from those who have been out.

This snow cover is making the cross country skier hopeful, but for the sake of good trails we need just what we don't want for the lakes – a good big snow. Let's get it, but after a good cold week or so.

Walleye fishing has started, but slowly. There have been a few anglers willing to venture out carefully on a number of lakes, but the take seems to be a little slow. It always takes a while to find these fish at the beginning of the season and to find the patterns of the fish. That's where we are at this point. People have been reluctant to get out on the Chain because of the current, so places that usually produce like the Bullpen on Yellow Birch have just not been fished yet. Most anglers are getting medium shiners for their tipups.

Northern action has started, but slowly, just as the walleye fishing. Again, anglers are reluctant to get out deep enough to locate these fish in the weeds. Give us another week or so and better ice and you will see a lot of ice anglers on most lakes. Large shiners are by far the best bait for these fish. Look for the greenest weeds you can find.

Panfish action is slow, but again that is because anglers are reluctant to get out far enough. Some perch have been caught and a few bluegills, but that is about it. Most of those fishing for panfish have been using waxies for bait..The story is the same for crappies, we just can't trust the ice over deeper water where they locate yet.

It is a good time to check those augers and equipment now, and get those auger blades sharpened. It is a good idea, by the way, to spray a little WD40 on those blades to prevent rust. It's coming, folks, just be patient. Be careful on “new” lakes and spots, and check ice depth as you go.

Good luck and good fishin'!


5th Show PMTT Eagle River & Cave Run 2014


One of our photos is at about 10:44 minutes.
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Hunting

Nov 14 to Nov 21 , 2017

Deer: Deer activity has started to pick up, as a quick scout of your hunting area will likely reveal scrapes or rubs. Deer have been out feeding during the day, which increases the risk of car kills. Be extra cautious during dawn and dusk. The preliminary results of our “Summer Deer Observation Survey” show great recruitment this year with lots of twin fawns surviving through the duration of the survey.

An important reminder: There is a baiting and feeding ban in effect for Vilas, Oneida and Forest counties to help prevent the spread of CWD. For more information visit the DNR website and search for keyword “CWD” or for “baiting and feeding regulations.”

The DNR has a new licensing and registration system for the gun deer season this year, so don’t wait long. There are a few rule changes that will make tagging your deer different this year. Give yourself some time to become familiar with the changes, such as no back tag and different carcass tagging requirements (plus avoid the rush of last minute purchases that we see just before opening day of the Gun Deer hunting season). You will be able to register your deer by phone or online, and you can visit the DNR website to see the weekly deer harvest totals.

Canada Geese & Waterfowl: Hunters are reporting varied success for geese and waterfowl. Successful hunters are reporting a mixed bag with reports of teal, ring-necked ducks, gadwalls, mallards, wood ducks and Mergansers.

Upland Gamebirds: Fall turkey hunting in zone 7 wraps up on November 18, so there’s still time to pursue turkeys. Woodcock numbers will drop as the cold front moves through and gets birds to continue their southbound migration. Woodcock season closed on November 7.

Furbearers: Coyote trapping is now open. Both DNR and university researchers are looking for help to radio-collar incidentally caught bobcats and wolves as a critical component of population monitoring programs. Trappers with incidentally caught wolves can call 715-401-1764, and those with bobcats can contact 715-401-1051. Staff will assess the feasibility of meeting with trappers to collar and release the animal.

*Hunting report for the Eagle River Area Chamber of Commerce based on observation submitted by DNR Biologist Michele P. Woodford


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.

http://dnr.wi.gov/topic/hunt/waterfowl.html.


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.