Good to excellent action for walleye, northern and panfish, with musky putting on a fair to good bite. All in the Eagle River, Wisconsin area.
Water temps in the Eagle River, Wisconsin area hovering in the mid to upper 40°s.
Walleye in the Eagle River area are off of break edges adjacent to mudflats in 12-25 feet of water. Use a jig and a minnow. All day bite. Action is good to excellent.
Northern in the Eagle River area are in 10 feet of water or less in and around weeds. Use a Husky Jerk (minnow or walleye pattern), floating Rapala, or a northern sucker under a slip bobber. All day bite. Action is good to excellent.
Panfish (crappies, bluegills and perch) in the Eagle River area are really starting to scatter. fish 8-25 feet of water off of weed edges or break edges adjacent to mudflats. Perch are tight to bottom, with crappies and gills suspending up and down the water column. Use a crappie minnow or chunk of crawler under a jig or a slip bobber. All day bite, with action good to excellent.
Musky in the Eagle River area are locating in 10 feet of water or less in and around green weeds. Use a medium size (6-10 inches) jerkbaits, glidebait, topwater (not a misprint!), or 12-14 inch sucker. Use a standard retrieve and do a “figure 8” as your bait nears the boat. All day bite with short feeding windows. Action is 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).