Eagle River Fishing Report: February 18, 2013

Panfish action good, northern fair to good, and walleye fair, all in the Eagle River, Wisconsin area. Ice conditions remain good, with thickness running from 18-24 inches.  Travel can be difficult because of the deep snow on the lakes. Trucks are not a real good choice right now because of the snow depths, as they can and do get stuck.  Use a snowmobile or ATV -- much better for the current conditions. Panfish (crappies, bluegills and perch) in the Eagle River area are in 8 to 30 feet of … [Read more...]

Marathon & Lincoln Fishing Report: February 18, 2013

Strong, aggressive bite for northerns and panfish, with very good night bite, for walleyes, with daytime bite picking up, as well;  all in and amidst the lakes and the Wisconsin River in Wisconsin’s Marathon and Lincoln Counties (near Mosinee and Wausau). If you are after good sized northerns, they have been very aggressive in the central Wisconsin area.  Lots of action from fish in the  25 to 34 inch range, with a few upper 30 to 40 inch fish as well.  These fish provide a great fight … [Read more...]

Eagle River Fishing Report: February 11, 2013

Walleye and panfish action good to excellent, with northern good, all in the Eagle River, Wisconsin area. There is 18-24 inches of ice in the Eagle River area.  ATV's, snowmobiles and trucks all being used.  Travel is just fair, because of the snow cover.  Use caution, and try to stay on tracked trails.  Caution is still a watchword, and your best bet for safety and getting lots of fish is to hire one of Eagle River's excellent guides.  They know the area.  They know the "hot spots," … [Read more...]

Marathon & Lincoln Fishing Report: February 11, 2013

Great bite for walleye, northern panfish and catfish;  all in and amidst the lakes and the Wisconsin River in Wisconsin’s Marathon and Lincoln Counties (near Mosinee and Wausau). With plenty of ice in the central Wisconsin area, many anglers are getting out and searching new territory as the season progresses. The walleye bite in the central Wisconsin area has been especially good after dark.  We are seeing our best action on golden shiners run about a foot off the bottom in 3 to 6 … [Read more...]

Eagle River Fishing Report: February 4, 2013

Northern and panfish biting strong, with walleye action good, all in the Eagle River, Wisconsin area. Ice in the Eagle River, Wisconsin area ranges from 12-18 inches.  Travel on the ice is a bit more difficult, with a foot of snow in places.  ATV's and snowmobiles are being used extensively, with trucks also getting out, but local guides tell us that trucks should only be used on lakes and areas that are totally familiar to the driver.  Best suggestion remains hiring one of Eagle River … [Read more...]

Marathon & Lincoln Fishing Report: February 4, 2013

Good action for walleye, northern and panfish; all in and amidst the lakes and the Wisconsin River in Wisconsin’s Marathon and Lincoln Counties (near Mosinee and Wausau). Good walleye bite for walleye in the central Wisconsin area.  All you have to do is be willing to stick it out after dark.  Large golden shiners and sucker minnows run on tip-ups in shallow backwater areas off the main Wisconsin River have been producing some nice fish for us.  Most of our action is coming well after … [Read more...]

Eagle River Fishing Report: January 28, 2013

Northern and panfish action is good to excellent, with walleye a solid good bite. All in the Eagle River, Wisconsin area. Ice conditions have improved greatly in the Eagle River area.  Ice thickness ranges from 8 to 14 inches, and travel on the ice is good.  ATV's and snowmobiles are just fine to use, and a number of anglers are using trucks.  Some guides however will NOT use their trucks on the ice right now.  Caution of course is strongly urged, and better be safe than sorry.  If … [Read more...]

Marathon & Lincoln Fishing Report: January 28, 2013

Strong bite for walleye, northern, crappie, and bluegill; all in and amidst the lakes and the Wisconsin River in Wisconsin’s Marathon and Lincoln Counties (near Mosinee and Wausau). Lots of cold weather in the central Wisconsin area has slowed down the number of people fishing, but the action is still hot. Good walleye bite in the central Wisconsin area during low light period and after dark.  If you can handle the cold weather try running Frabill Thermal tip ups baited with golden … [Read more...]

Eagle River Fishing Report: January 14, 2013

Northern and panfish action is good to excellent, with walleye fair.  All in the Eagle River, Wisconsin area. The ice in the Eagle River area seems to be holding at between 5 to 8 inches.  Warm winds and rising temps will herald using extreme caution, regardless of the generally thicker ice.  Foot travel is still excellent, with some anglers getting out on ATV's, but extreme caution is necessary.  Unless you know a specific lake inside-and-out, your best bet is to hire one of Eagle … [Read more...]

Marathon & Lincoln Fishing Report: January 14, 2013

Strong bite for walleye, northern, crappie, bluegill and perch; all in and amidst the lakes and the Wisconsin River in Wisconsin’s Marathon and Lincoln Counties (near Mosinee and Wausau). Solid ice on central Wisconsin waters is making for great fishing for all species. The walleye bite in the central Wisconsin area has been very good, with nice catches of fish coming from local backwater areas in 4 to 7 feet of water.  Most of the walleyes are coming on tip ups baited with golden … [Read more...]