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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!

Nick Schumacher
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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!!!

Gimmyabeer
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7/18/12 12:41 PM CST
Hello all, My family and I are heading up to Snipe Lake this weekend. We'll be up there for the week. If anyone could give me any info on the lake it would be greatly appreciated. Thank You.

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6/30/12 11:56 PM CST
Conditions: Cloudy Air Temp: 81° - 88° F Water Temp: 76° - 80º F
Fished the eagle river chain for 3 days first two days didn't really have any luck just some pike but the last day was crazy caught 2 musky in a span of 30 minutes the first one was 36 inches and the other one was about 26 inches.Both muskies were caught on duck lake.Every fish in the trip was released.

Chas Martin
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6/29/12 12:39 PM CST
Conditions: Partly Sunny Air Temp: 76° - 80º F Water Temp: 71° - 75° F
Wow! It has been a while since my last fishing report - with back to back WMT and PMTT muskie tournaments and guiding over the last two weeks I have been on the water 10 to 15 hours a day and it has been time well spent! The fishing has been great for all species.

Lets start with the basic info: Water surface temps have been in the 72-78 degree range on the Eagle River and Three Lakes Chain. The weather as of recently has been partly cloudy (sunny) with highs around 75-85 but the nights have been fairly cool. Winds are currently blowing out of the W-NW at 10-15 mph. Weed growth on the chain is beginning to reach its peak as many areas have weeds breaking the surface. The deep weed edge is around 10 feet.

Over the last two weeks the muskie bite has been awesome! My partner and I took 3rd place in the WMT muskie tournament on the Three Lakes Chain June 16-17. We registered 3 fish measuring 40.50, 36.25 and 34.25 inches- these fish were all caught in 3 to 5 feet of water in thick weed cover and the shallow weed bite is still going strong! Small bucktails, spinnerbaits and topwater are dominating. Fishing these small spinners over the top and right through submerged weeds has been working very well. Anything that runs in a straight line seems to been getting the most attention. Don’t make things too complicated! Focus on shallow weedy areas that are holding baitfish and which have access to deep water and you can’t go wrong. As for color mix it up but choose baits that have good contrast.

The walleye, northern pike and perch have also been hitting well. Fishing the deep weed edge in 10 to 12 feet of water with a 1/16th oz jig or leech has been taking fish. Also check for active fish shallow in the middle of weed flats jigging in and around pockets and holes in the weeds. Smallmouth bass have been hitting well too and we have been taking some very nice ones on the ER and TLC, some over 20 inches!

Good luck and fish hard!

Chas Martin

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deepenetration_bowfishing
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6/29/12 10:00 AM CST
does anyone have any reports on deerskin lake? I will be coming up for the 4th of July week. I usually only get up once or twice a year. Ill be fishing for muskie and looking for some good bluegill action for my girlfriend. I usually do ok but i have noticed that every year the water level gets lower and lower on that lake.

Hoots1970
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6/27/12 10:06 PM CST
heard somebody theatened to pull Mike Key's head off for cutting him off on a fishing spot in the PMTT. Any truth to this? It seems pretty sad to me that so called professionals in a tournament have to rely on a judge boat radio call to find where the fish are.

1T
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6/21/12 8:08 PM CST
Hey Chas Martin I'll be up in two weeks could you refer a nice camp ground? and if you would do you like Catfish or Cranberry for Muskie? Thank you

a920rooster
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FISHING REPORT
6/21/12 9:14 AM CST
Conditions: Partly Sunny
Fishing the Eagle River area the last few weeks (when it hasn't been raining anyway) has been good. Anvil, Eagle River Chain, Butternut, and Franklin Lake. Here are some videos on you tube: http://youtu.be/z993Ol6Hp28

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