Northern Wisconsin Fishing Reports

Planning on fishing Northern Wisconsin? Trying to figure out which lake or river to fish and exactly what to fish for? Our fishing reports can help.


Here, you will find all the latest fishing reports, guides and tips. We have the "official sources" -- such as Wisconsin's Department of Natural Resources and the 8 different Northwoods chambers of commerce. And, of course, we have the "man-on-the-water" fishing reports - the up-close and personal fishing accounts which come from people who have been fishing our Northern Wisconsin lakes and rivers most recently. Some of their insights and tips are superb. Take a look for ideas.


Here's to finding that most perfect fishing spot ever!




Eagle River Fishing Report: April 21, 2014

The bite for crappies, bluegills and perch is good, while travel on the ice has become difficult, again. All in the Eagle River, Wisconsin area. Ice conditions remain good in the Eagle River area, BUT, with the cold and continuing snowfall, travel conditions are very difficult.  There is slush and some heavy snow cover in many places.  Stick to traveled routes, and use a snowmobile or ATV to traverse the ice.  Our sources also tell us that there is shoreline erosion starting on some of the … [Read more...]

Marathon & Lincoln Fishing Report: April 21, 2014

Ice fishing pretty-much over, but great open water walleye action; in and amidst the lakes and the Wisconsin River in Wisconsin’s Marathon and Lincoln Counties (near Mosinee and Wausau). It's important to note that unlike many other areas in Wisconsin, the season for walleye, and northern remains open on many waters of the central Wisconsin area.  Check with the Wisconsin DNR to insure that you fish on waters where the season for these gamefish has not closed. Ice fishing for the most … [Read more...]

Eagle River Fishing Report: April 14, 2014

The bite for crappies, bluegills and perch is good, while travel on the ice is becoming better.  All in the Eagle River, Wisconsin area. Ice conditions in the Eagle River area remain good to excellent, with caution advised as with the off-and-on warmup(s) ice degrades and erodes exponentially faster. PANFISH:  (Crappies, bluegills and perch). There's an all day bite, with action good for crappies, bluegills and perch in the Eagle River area. Fish two areas:  Weed edges in 10 feet of … [Read more...]

Eagle River Fishing Report: April 7, 2014

The bite for crappies, bluegills and perch is fair to good, while travel on the ice becomes more  difficult.  All in the Eagle River, Wisconsin area. Ice conditions remain good in the Eagle River area, but with the advent of recent snow, travel on the ice is increasingly difficult.  Use only traveled routes and trails on a snowmobile, ATV or motor vehicle.  Don't go off into any unused area -- you can get stuck, and at this time of year the ice is eroding and degrading even if you cannot … [Read more...]

Marathon & Lincoln Fishing Report: April 7, 2014

Good open water walleye action on the Wisconsin River system, with ice fishing still going strong for crappies, bluegills and perch; in and amidst the lakes and the Wisconsin River in Wisconsin’s Marathon and Lincoln Counties (near Mosinee and Wausau). It's important to note that unlike many other areas in Wisconsin, the season for walleye, and northern remains open on many waters of the central Wisconsin area.  Check with the Wisconsin DNR to insure that you fish on waters where the … [Read more...]

Eagle River Fishing Report: March 31, 2014

The bite for crappies, bluegills and perch is good, while travel on the ice remains difficult; all in the Eagle River, Wisconsin area. Ice conditions in the Eagle River area remain good, but travel is still very difficult.  Any types of travel on the ice -- ATV's, snowmobiles, trucks, and by foot are all pretty much restricted to traveled routes.  Going off somewhere where there are no obvious routes can mean getting stuck, marooned, or moving in an area where the ice is not safe.  Be … [Read more...]

Marathon & Lincoln Fishing Report: March 31, 2014

Ice anglers having great action for crappies, bluegills and perch, with good open water fishing below area dams for walleyes; in and amidst the lakes and the Wisconsin River in Wisconsin’s Marathon and Lincoln Counties (near Mosinee and Wausau). It's important to note that unlike many other areas in Wisconsin, the season for walleye, and northern remains open on many waters of the central Wisconsin area.  Check with the Wisconsin DNR to insure that you fish on waters where the season for … [Read more...]

Eagle River Fishing Report: March 24, 2014

The bite for crappies, bluegills and perch is fair, while travel on the ice remains difficult; all in the Eagle River, Wisconsin area. Ice conditions in the Eagle River, Wisconsin area remains good, but travel on the ice is very difficult.  There are increasing amounts of ice and snow which hampers travel.  Use a snowmobile, truck, or ATV, and stick to traveled routes.  It's very easy to get stuck right now. PANFISH:  Crappies, bluegills and perch are putting on a fair bite in the … [Read more...]

Marathon & Lincoln Fishing Report: March 24, 2014

Ice anglers having great action for crappies, bluegills and perch, with some OPEN WATER fishing below area dams for walleyes; in and amidst the lakes and the Wisconsin River in Wisconsin’s Marathon and Lincoln Counties (near Mosinee and Wausau). It's important to note that unlike many other areas in Wisconsin, the season for walleye, and northern remains open on many waters of the central Wisconsin area.  Check with the Wisconsin DNR to insure that you fish on waters where the season for … [Read more...]

Eagle River Fishing Report: March 10, 2014

The bite for crappies, bluegills and perch is good to excellent, while travel on the ice remains difficult; all in the Eagle River, Wisconsin area. Ice in the Eagle River area, remains good, but travel is very difficult.  Slush and snow abound.  Many anglers are sticking to foot travel, with some using snowmobiles, although snowmobiles are not doing that well, either.  Stick to traveled routes only, and remain very cautious as at this time of the year, the ice starts to fissure, erode, … [Read more...]