Good to excellent action for walleye, northern and panfish, with musky putting on a good bite; all in the Eagle River, Wisconsin area.
Water temps in the Eagle River area are in the low 50s and dropping.
Walleye in the Eagle River area are in 15-30 feet of water over mud bottom areas. Use a jig and a minnow. The walleye are tight to bottom. All day bite with good to excellent action.
Northern in the Eagle River area are in 10 feet of water or less in and around weeds. Use a Husky Jerk, spinner bait, or northern sucker under a slip bobber. All day bite. Good to excellent action.
Panfish (crappies, bluegills and perch) are providing good to excellent action in the Eagle River area. Fish 10-30 feet of water along break edges. Use a crappie minnow or chunk of crawler under a slip bobber or jig. Perch are tight to bottom, with the crappies and gills suspending up and down the water column. All day bite.
Musky in the Eagle River area are in 10 feet of water or less in and around weeds. Use a crank bait, spinner bait, jerk bait, or a medium sized sucker. Normal retrieve and do a “figure 8” as your lure nears the boat. All day bite, with peaks late in the day. 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).