Good action for walleye, northern and panfish, with musky fair to good. All in the Eagle River, Wisconsin area.
Water temps in the Eagle River area are in the low to mid 40s.
Walleye in the Eagle River area are either right off of break edges adjacent to mid-lake basin mud flats, or over the mud flats themselves. The walleye are tight to bottom. Use a jig and a fathead or redtail minnow. All day bite. Action is good.
Northern in the Eagle River area are in 12 feet of water or less in and around weeds. Use a Husky Jerk in a minnow or walleye pattern, a minnow bait, or a northern sucker under a slip bobber. All day bite. Good action.
Panfish (crappies, bluegills and perch) in the Eagle River area are in 10-30 feet of water on weed edges or break edges. Perch are tight to bottom. Crappies and gills suspending up and down the water column. Use a small minnow or a a chunk of crawler under a slip bobber or jig. Good all day bite.
Musky in the Eagle River area are in 12 feet of water or less off of break edges and weed edges. Use a medium size crankbait or jerkbait, or a 12-15 inch sucker. Regular retrieve. Do a “figure 8” as the bait nears your boat. All day bite, with action fair to good.
(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).