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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.
Enjoy a Good time.
Musky season opend on 24 May 2014
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Eagle River & Vilas County Fishing Report
***Eagle River, Wis. (VILAS COUNTY)
-- as of July 27, 2014:
Action for smallmouth bass and panfish excellent, with musky, northern, and largemouth bass good to excellent. Walleye action is good; all in the Eagle River, Wisconsin area
Water temps in the Eagle River area are in the lower 70s.SMALLMOUTH BASS: Smallmouth bass in the Eagle River area are locating off of breakedges over hardbottom in 8-25 feet of water. Use a Senko rigged wacky style, jig and a leech, plastic craw or tube. All day action, and the bite is excellent.
PANFISH: Crappies, bluegills and perch in the Eagle River area are in 15 feet of water or less off of weed edges or adjacent break edges. Use a crappie minnow, or a chunk of crawler or mico-plasticc on a jig or slip bobber. Perch are tight to bottom, with crappies and gills suspending up and down the water column (day and lake dependent). All day action, and the bite is excellent.
MUSKY: Musky in the Eagle River area are in 10 feet of water or less off of weed or break edges. Use regular sized bucktails, topwaters, jerkbaits, or glidebaits. Regular retrieve, and don't forget to always do a 'figure 8" when your lure nears the boat. All day action, and the bite is good to excellent.
NORTHERN: Northern in the Eagle River area are in 10 feet of water or less in and around weeds. Use a northern sucker under a slip bobber, small bucktail, or bass style spinner baiit. All day action, and the bite is good to excellent.
LARGEMOUTH BASS: Largemouth bass in the Eagle River area are locating in 10 feet of water or less in heavy weeds and shoreline structure, such as docks, brush piles, and downed trees. Use a plastic worm rigged weedless, Scum Frog, or Bass Rat. All day action and the bite is good to excellent.
WALLEYE: Walleye in the Eagle River area are off of weed edges or adjacent break edges in 10 to 25 feet of water. The walleye are tight to bottom. Use a jig and a minnow, leech or half a crawler. All day action and the bite is good.
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More rain has kept the water levels high and the temps from going up - we're mostly faced with water temps in the high 60's throughout the area. It is hard to believe we're into July already, as this spring was so late in coming. Weeds are starting to come up in most places now, and they are right to the surface on some lakes.
Water activity will be the highest of the year for the next two weeks, so be watchful when boating. Biting flies have hatched on the lakes, so take some repellant along.
Walleye action seems to have slowed, but that is just representative of the fact that the mayflies and the hellgramites have hatched on almost all of our lakes. Look for weed edges and mud flats and imitate the hatch with leeches or parts of night crawlers and you will improve your odds. When you clean them you will see that their stomachs are full of black remains of this hatch. Minnows are still working a little and will work again after these hatches, but not as well right now. Bass action has been very good. The smallies are gorging on crayfish, so imitate that with crayfish imitation of the crayfish like crankbait, plastics, or even smaller red and black Mepps. They have moved off the shorelines and are on hard bottom areas on all lakes. The largemouth are in their summer cover areas. Try weeds - even real shallow - or shallow brush piles, piers and downed trees for best results. Spinner baits (white and silver best), surface baits or "wacky worming" plastics are all working very well now.
Northerns are hitting very well in the weeds. Look for the deepest weeds you can find. Flashy baits such as Johnson Silver Minnows or Mepps work very well. For live bait use pike chubs under slip bobbers for good action. The northerns have been quite active on the Eagle River Chain, with many walleye anglers fishing the weeds reporting bite offs.
Musky action is developing, but it still feels a little slow because of the late spring. Most action seems to be on smaller bucktails fished over weeds. Some bigger fish have been seen, so the females have recovered from the spawn and are just beginning to feed more actively. Try some of the smaller, warmer lakes for best action. Panfish action is good - very good. The perch are on the deeper weed edges and hitting both leeches and minnows best. Bluegills are still around the shorelines and hitting any small bait you put in front of them. Crappies have moved deeper, but are still hitting well.
All in all, things look great for the week.
Good luck and good fisnin'!
09 June 2014
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Wild turkey hunters in the Eagle River area are reporting that the action has slowed down a bit as the turkey breeding season nears it end. Hunters are seeing fewer birds, but birds are still being taken regularly by hunters who are patient and set-up near roosting and feeding areas.
Eagle River can provide it. Check with the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources for regulations and detailed information. Eagle River Chamber of Commerce; 800-359-6315; 715-479-6400; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org; web: www.eagleriver.org
There is a ton of information about the Northern Highland American Legion
State Forest on the web: 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.
We will keep you informed periodically of new developments related to hunting as they appear.
(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: email@example.com
* Mat Hegy, 715-571-7544, e:-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
* Guide's Choice Pro Shop, guide/owner "Ranger Rick" Krueger 715-477-2248
* George Langley, Eagle River Fishing Guides Association, 715-479-8804.
* Don Anderson, Eagle River hunting enthusiast, 715-479-8511.
Reports compiled, written & distributed by Creative Brilliance. ©2010. Naomi K. Shapiro or Ray Smith, Creative Brilliance 608-827-6483; e-mail: email@example.com; cre8vRay@charter.net.
Information on LakesOutdoor 911 fishing reports
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Vilas County Lake Maps
Link to Vilas County fishng information and more links to the Wisconsin DNR.
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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.