Eagle River Fishing Report: November 26, 2012

Good action for musky, walleye, northern and panfish. All in the Eagle River, Wisconsin area.

Water temps in the Eagle River area are in the mid 30s.

Musky in the Eagle River area are outside of weed or break edges in 10-25 feet of water.  Use a medium size crankbait, glidebait, jerkbait, or a 13-16 inch sucker.  Regular retrieve, and do a “figure 8″ as your bait nears the boat.  All day bite with short feeding windows.  Good action.

Walleye in the Eagle River area are locating in 10-35 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. Good action.

Northern are in 10 feet of water or less in and around remaining weeds, in the Eagle River area.  Use a Husky Jerk in a minnow or walleye pattern, or a northern sucker under a slip bobber.  All day bite.  Good action.

Panfish (crappies, bluegills and perch) in the Eagle River area are off of break edges or adjacent mud flats in 10-30 feet of water.  Use a chunk or crawler, waxie or crappie minnow on a jig or under a slip bobber.  The perch are tight to bottom, with the crappies and gills suspending 2-6 feet off the bottom.  All day bite.  Good action.

(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).

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Ray Smith is an author, lecturer, creative director and Senior Associate at Creative Brilliance, a full-service advertising and marketing communications company. He has been involved with northern Wisconsin tourism promotion and economic development for more than 20 years.

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