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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 Mar 03, 2014:
The bite for crappies, bluegills and perch is good, although travel on the ice remains difficult; all in the Eagle River, Wisconsin area.
Ice conditions remain good in the Eagle River area, but travel conditions continue to worsen. It's very difficult to get out and around on the ice right now. There's lot of snow cover and slush. Use a snowmobile and make sure you stick to traveled routes. Easy to get stuck and mired. Caution, as always, remains the watchword when fishing on the ice.PANFISH: Crappies, bluegills and perch are putting on a good, all day bite in the Eagle River area. The panfish are locating in two different areas. There are basically two types of lakes in the Eagle River area - -one type are the lakes that are 20 feet of water or less, and the other type are the deeper lakes that go more than 30 feet of water in depth. You can fish the deeper lakes, by hitting main lake basins in 30 feet of water or MORE. Or you can fish the main lake basins of shallower lakes that go 20 feet of water or LESS. Right now the panfish are scattered, and the fish are heading deeper to find relief from the lack of oxygen nearer the surface, caused by a lack of sunlight. The methods for catching fish remains the same, regardless of the particular lake you fish. Perch will be tight to bottom, with crappies and gills suspending. Best to use electronics like a "flasher" to locate where the fish are on a particular day and lake, as it varies - -meaning the depth you'll find the fish is day and lake dependent. There is no "one size fits all" right now. Use a spike, waxie, wiggler or crappie minnow on a small jig or under a slip bobber. A number of anglers have also been using micro-plastics with good success.
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We are running out of adjectives to describe our extremely long, brutally cold winter this year. The good news is that February is now behind us and we can start to look forward to Spring showing up soon - maybe. The gamefishing season is now over, so we can focus on panfish until May. The conditions on our area lakes remains poor with deep snow and slush limiting mobility, but a few anglers are still making their way out to catch some panfish.
Bluegills have been pretty active in the middle of the day. They are hitting well on waxies in the remaining standing cabbage weeds on many lakes. Anglers are also catching 'gills suspending in deep water on the deep, clear lakes in our area. These suspended schools move around, so most anglers will watch their electronics and wait for the fish to pass by rather than struggling through the deep snow.
Perch action has been decent. Anglers are catching them on waxies in the shallow weedbeds, on minnows in deep sand grass, and on wigglers on the deep, soft bottom flats.
Crappie fishing has also been pretty good. These fish can be found in schools in deep water. Sometimes they are right on the bottom, other times they are suspended just about anywhere in the water column. As the weather warms (or if it ever warms!) the crappies will tend to be suspended farther up from the bottom. Most crappies are being caught on minnows, but waxies and wigglers have also been producing fish.
Many of us are anxious to get out there for some serious late-ice panfish action. Keep hoping for some warm weather!
Good luck and good fisnin'!
12 Jan 2014
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16 Feb 2014
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5th Show PMTT Eagle River & Cave Run 2014
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Check on Spring Turkey season and get ready.
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
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.
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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.