Excellent panfish action, with good to excellent bite for walleye, and northern, and musky good. All in the Eagle River, Wisconsin area.
Water temps in the Eagle River, Wisconsin area have dropped to around the mid 50s. Best all around action coming on the Eagle River Chain of 28 lakes (largest freshwater chain of lakes in the world).
Panfish (crappies, bluegills and perch) are providing excellent action in the Eagle River area. Fish 15 feet of water or less along weed edges. The perch are tight to bottom, with the crappies and gills suspending up and down the water column. Use a chunk of crawler or a crappie minnow under a slip bobber or jig. All day bite.
The walleye bite in the Eagle River area is good to excellent. Fish 10-25 feet of water off of break edges. Use a jig and a minnow. The walleye are tight to bottom. All day bite.
Northern in the Eagle River area are locating in 10 feet of water or less in and around weeds. Use a Husky Jerk in a minnow or walleye pattern, or a northern sucker under a slip bobber. All day bite, with good to excellent action.
Musky are providing good action in the Eagle River area. Fish 10 feet of water or less in and around weeds. Use a medium size crankbait, bucktail, jerkbait, or a 10-13 inch live sucker. Regular retrieve, and do a “figure 8” as your lure nears the boat. All day bite, with peaks early and late.
(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).