Marathon & Lincoln Fishing Report: May 6, 2013

Warmer weather means exploding walleye action, with ancillary catches of northerns, smallmouth and catfish.  All in and amidst the lakes and the Wisconsin River in Wisconsin’s Marathon and Lincoln Counties (near Mosinee and Wausau). Warmer weather in the central Wisconsin area has caused an outstanding walleye bite on the Wisconsin River.  We've had explosive action for lots of eater sized fish in the 15 to 20 inch range, along with several fish in and over the 20 to 28 inch slot size. … [Read more...]

Eagle River Fishing Report: April 29, 2013

Ice still on the lakes and guides still ice fishing, with continued good all day bite for panfish.  All in the Eagle River, Wisconsin area. In the Eagle River, Wisconsin area there's ice still on the lakes -- with some erosion, strong currents, along with thinning and cracking here-and-there. Ice thickness is beginning to wane, but not that much at this moment. That can change immediately if the warming temperatures continue. Right now, our guide sources tell us that they're still going out … [Read more...]

Marathon & Lincoln Fishing Report: April 29, 2013

Strong bite for open water walleye and crappies on the Wisconsin River; all in and amidst the lakes and the Wisconsin River in Wisconsin’s Marathon and Lincoln Counties (near Mosinee and Wausau). There's a great walleye bite going on in the central Wisconsin area on the Wisconsin River right now.  Lots of nice eating sized fish being caught and a very nice slot fish (20 to 28 inches) as well.  Most of the action has been coming on lead head jigs tipped with fathead minnows working the … [Read more...]

Eagle River Fishing Report: April 22, 2013

Ice fishing still going strong, with crappies, bluegills and perch putting on a good all day bite.  All in the Eagle River, Wisconsin area. Winter conditions hanging on in the Eagle River area.  Ice conditions remain good, with 20-30 inches on the lakes (lake dependent).  Travel is pretty good, with snow and slush pretty light.  Four wheelers and snowmobiles are being used to get out, with little or no motor vehicle traffic -- as even with the winter-like conditions, there is some … [Read more...]

Marathon & Lincoln Fishing Report: April 22, 2013

Panfish hitting on the ice, with some nice open water walleyes being taken.  All in and amidst the lakes and the Wisconsin River in Wisconsin’s Marathon and Lincoln Counties (near Mosinee and Wausau). Editor's Note:  The walleye and northern season REMAIN OPEN on many of the waters of the central Wisconsin area.  Check with the DNR about the particular water you want to fish before going out to make sure that water is open for walleye and northern. In the central Wisconsin area, … [Read more...]

Eagle River Fishing Report: April 15, 2013

In the Eagle River, Wisconsin area, good all day action for crappies, bluegills and perch. Ice conditions in the Eagle River, Wisconsin area remain good, with two feet+ thickness on many lakes.  However, local guides urge extreme caution, as this is the time of year when the scenario is one of ice erosion, not build-up.  There are many thinning and cracking areas that are hidden from view.  Hire one of Eagle River's excellent guides, and you'll be assured of getting on fish and doing so in … [Read more...]

Marathon & Lincoln Fishing Report: April 15, 2013

Open water fishing picking up, with ice fishing still hanging on. All in and amidst the lakes and the Wisconsin River in Wisconsin’s Marathon and Lincoln Counties (near Mosinee and Wausau). Editor's Note:  The walleye and northern season REMAIN OPEN on many of the waters of the central Wisconsin area.  Check with the DNR about the particular water you want to fish before going out to make sure that water is open for walleye and northern. With winter still hanging on in the central … [Read more...]

Eagle River Fishing Report: April 8, 2013

In the Eagle River, Wisconsin area, good all day action for crappies, bluegills and perch. Ice conditions in the Eagle River area good, with depths ranging from 20-26 inches (lake dependent).  Travel has improved slightly, but it's still tough getting around -- especially in untraveled areas.  The slush is starting to dry out, but the ice is still covered by 6-8 inches of snow.  Our sources tell us that unless there is a dramatic change in the weather, you'll be able to ice fish the Eagle … [Read more...]

Marathon & Lincoln Fishing Report: April 8, 2013

Lots of crappies and bluegills hitting on the ice, with most walleye anglers now searching out open water; all in and amidst the lakes and the Wisconsin River in Wisconsin’s Marathon and Lincoln Counties (near Mosinee and Wausau). Editor's Note:  The walleye and northern season REMAIN OPEN on many of the waters of the central Wisconsin area.  Check with the DNR about the particular water you want to fish before going out to make sure that water is open for walleye and northern. Plenty … [Read more...]

Eagle River Fishing Report: April 1, 2013

Crappies, bluegills and perch putting on a fair to good bite.  All in the Eagle River, Wisconsin area. Ice is 20-24 inches thick (lake dependent) in the Eagle River area.  Travel on the ice is extremely difficult.  Slush continues to form, with a heavy snow cover.  All vehicles are having trouble.  Stick to traveled areas only, or you'll get bogged down or stuck tight -- regardless of what you're using. Panfish (crappies, bluegills and perch) are putting on a fair to good all day bite … [Read more...]