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AO
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7/21/15 11:07 PM CST
Ox

I don't get up there that often have family in three lakes....anyways when I fish the eagle river chain I've had alot of my luck on eagle lake. That's where I would start I could almost spend all day on it. There is alot of good weed edges.

AO

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7/21/15 10:42 PM CST
Ox: Starting tomorrow morning, I have off until next friday but the family is coming up friday and I will be focusing towards Boulder Junction area then, but I was trying to debate where to fish if the weather was decent, tomorrow and thursday. Im thinking I'll go to catfish at least 1 of the times so I'll report back how I did so hopefully ur trip is a little bit more successful

Oxman
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7/21/15 8:50 AM CST
Thanks travy, I was doing some research and planning on focusing my efforts on catfish and cranberry since I only got 2 days. Thanks for your info and I'll be sure to report back to ya when j get home Tuesday

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7/20/15 11:50 PM CST
Oxman: I am still pretty new to the Eagle River chain, but from what I have learned and fished myself. Ive unfortunately only fished Catfish and Watermeet lakes, but have been told all the lakes are similar. They all have muskies to be found, I personally have seen and caught a few on Catfish and only saw a few on Watersmeet. They pretty much all have easily accessible launchs BUT, ON THE WEEKENDS THESE LAKES GET VERY BUSY! So plan on early morning and later in the day for your best fishing, regardless of the weather, unless it is raining.

Oxman
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7/20/15 6:16 PM CST
first time headed up to eagle river chain this weekend. Gunna be chasing musky's, looking for the public boat launchs and which lake is gunna be the best to try for ski's. Any advice is greatly appreciated and will share what i learn. Thanks in advance.

FishinXtreme
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6/13/15 12:48 PM CST
How's the musky fishing been on the eagle river chain? How's the weed growth going? Any info is greatly appreciated. Pm me if you would like.

Thanks

mj53150
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5/27/15 8:28 AM CST
Heading up to eagle river chain on june 27. Staying near watersmeet lake. Any fishing info would be appreciated.

JASON PERTILE
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FISHING REPORT
6/11/14 5:55 PM CST
Conditions: Sunny Air Temp: 71° - 75° F Water Temp: 66° - 70° F
Sorry for the delay in reports as this has been one of my busiest springs every. Fishing has remained steady we have seen a slight decrease in numbers of walleyes in the boat the last few days with the high sun, and lack of wind instead of 40+ walleye days we are now seeing 15-20 fish days. I would guess this will improve with some wind and clouds forecasted in the next few days. Fish are still relating to green weeds, but have moved deeper during the times of high sun. The leeches and crawlers are beginning to produce as the bugs have started to hatch. We have seen dragonflies, midges, and we are starting to see a few mayflies coming. Thank goodness for dragonflies as they have helped with the mosquito population. I would say fishing will remain steady for at least another 10 days before we see that slight decline because of the bugs, but then we just move to different waters to avoid the decreased bite and by the time those lakes start to see the decline we can come back and pick up where we left off. As aways tight lines!


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Go N Fishin
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6/11/14 8:06 AM CST
GTF,

I was on the Chain last weekend and there were some weeds, but not what it should be at this time of the year. All lakes are way behind...at least the ones I've been on: Minocqua Chain, Tomahawk, Eagle River Chain & Rhinelander Flowage.

Good Fishin' to all!

get the frabill
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6/10/14 2:01 PM CST
I am hoping someone can help me and give me some info on how the weed growth is on the Eagle River Chain. will be headed up Thursday and trying to get a feel for conditions. Thank you all in advance.

GTF <*(((><

Pael
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5/29/14 10:04 AM CST
Thanks Nick. Some people just can't read Smile

I've only been to the Eagle River chain once but we had a fair amount of luck with musky in Cranberry Lake just east of the big island. There's a huge flat in there where the weeds should be up nicely when you get there. Just after sunset we had some good action with top raiders in that area.

You can probably do well with just about anything on that chain as I understand it. Good luck out there!

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5/29/14 1:09 AM CST
1MUSKYHEAD, go back and carefully read Pael's post again. He directly cites the source, telling us where he pulled it from. It also states Kurt's name at the bottom of the post. Settle down.

Best of luck fishing up there, guys. Dad and I are making our first trip up from June 11th through the 17th targeting musky.

1MUSKYHEAD
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5/29/14 12:27 AM CST
WOW!!!! I thought I'd seen it all on this site, but having someone copy & paste someone else's report is a first!!! AWESOME!! Puke (thanks for the ORIGINAL report Kurt!!)

Pael
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FISHING REPORT
5/28/14 2:35 PM CST
Since there doesn't seem to be any action on this forum let's try and jump start it. Here's the latest fishing report from a guide in the Minocqua area, from yesterday:

A weekend such as the last could almost make ya forget about the winter and opener of 2014.... almost!

A truly gorgeous weekend of weather brought anglers out by the droves as they pursued their favorite species all over the Lakeland area.

Crappies: Excellent! Anglers found crappies in both pre-spawn and the start of spawning modes. Flipping tiny 1/64 oz jigs such as Gapen's Freshwater Shrimp as well as Hotties and Falls Fine Ball jigs under tiny floats produced limits for 10-13" crappies throughout the Lakeland area. Big fish topping out at 15" succumbed to small minnows suspended 2' under floats outside and through just about any downed timber. In a matter of hours a shoreline devoid of nesting crappies would fill up with nesting pairs. With many lakes just hitting their peak this week, action should continue through the coming weekend.

Walleyes: Very Good. The tribal spearing counts are in and the bag limits on many- but not all lakes bounced up from 1's and 2's to 2's and 3's. Check the new bag limits at the Wisconsin DNR website. Lots of big fish being caught after dark. Fish of 24-28" hitting long switchbaits with Rapalas Scatter Minnows #11 tops. Anglers casting from shore and piers doing the best. Daytime bite mostly on jig minnow combos with Dace and chubs (where available) top choices.

Largemouth Bass: Very Good. Action picking up as largemouth moving into shallows to pick up heat and feed on small pan fish and insects. Even had reports of top water action as local angler caught 20 LM in one evening on Baby Bully 45 frog. Spinners, spinner baits, small shallow running cranks all producing nice catches to 20"ers. A 24" was caught on a fly rod with a white streamer (reportedly).

Northern Pike: Very Good. Pike following pan fish toward shallows of 3-6'. Jigs and sucker combos accounting for lots of action on fish of 24-32". One 35" caught by crappie angler. #3 Mepps spinners also effective.

Bluegill: Good. Not as heavily targeted due to crappie bite, but bug hatches bringing gills up high to surface. A few larger gills taking minnows meant for crappies. Small leeches tough to beat here.

Smallmouth Bass: Good-Very Good. (catch and release only) Big fish staging outside spawning areas. With temps on many lakes warming to mid 60's in a hurry- watch for beds to appear Jig & Creature, Jig & Lizard and top water lures such as Chug-Bugs good way to go.

Muskie: Poor-Fair. Not many reports and the ones we have received not good. Could have caught the midst of spawn or post spawn with how warm it got so quickly, tough to know. Disappointing opener for most.

Sun and little wind caused lake temps to soar into the 60's. Shallows becoming active with insect life and small bait fish pulling in the larger fish. Weed growth weeks behind making any standing green growth valuable real estate.

Good Luck, Kurt Island Sportshop, Minocqua, Wi

Shimanoman71
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9/11/12 12:16 PM CST
I am coming up to Eagle River area for a three day weekend the last weekend in September. I am wondering anyone can point me in the right direction. We are going to be targeting Smallies(CPR). I am not asking for individual spots, but am looking for some tips of what lakes to fish. I have a 19 foot bass boat, so the landings will have to be adequate. Anyone with some info. on some good smallie lakes would be appreciated! You are more than welcome to message me. Thanks in advance!!!

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