Good action for musky, walleye, northern and panfish. All in the Eagle River, Wisconsin area.
Water temps in the Eagle River, Wisconsin area are in the low 30s.
Musky in the Eagle River area are locating outside weed edges and break edges in 20 feet of water or less. Use a regular sized bait/lure with a slow presentation, and don’t forget to do a “figure 8” as your bait nears the boat. Best success coming on jerkbaits, glidebaits, crankbaits, and 12-16 inch suckers. Good action. All day bite.
Walleye in the Eagle River area are in 10-30 feet of water off of break edges or adjacent mud flats. The walleye are tight to bottom. Use a jig and a minnow. All day bite, with peaks in the evening. Good action.
Northern in the Eagle River area are in 15 feet of water or less in and around weeds. Use a Husky Jerk in a minnow or walleye pattern, small crankbait, or a northern sucker under a slip bobber. Good action. All day bite.
Panfish (crappies, bluegills and perch) are in 10-30 feet of water off of break edges or adjacent mudflats. The panfish are possibly holding near structure like cribs or brush piles. Use a chunk or crawler or a crappie minnow on a jig or under a slip bobber. Perch are tight to bottom, with the crappies and gills suspending anywhere in the water column. Good action. All day bite.
(This report 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).