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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.

riverfisher123
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FISHING REPORT
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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FISHING REPORT
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

http://www.muskymastery.com

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

a920rooster
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6/21/12 9:07 AM CST
Conditions: Partly Sunny Air Temp: 71° - 75° F Water Temp: 61° - 65° F
fished for largemouth bass, mainly on catfish lake on eagle river chain. got lots of largemouths, here is a small video: http://youtu.be/z993Ol6Hp28

Chas Martin
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FISHING REPORT
5/31/12 2:43 PM CST
Conditions: Cloudy Air Temp: 71° - 75° F Water Temp: 66° - 70° F
Muskie fishing over opening weekend on the Three Lakes and Eagle River chain was good, with water surface temperatures in the 65 – 69 degree range and winds blowing out of the ESE at 10 to 15 mph. Weather conditions were conducive to aggressive feeding behavior... the cloud cover, wind and light thunderstorms made for great fishing conditions.

The best muskie activity was found in shallow water, anywhere from 2 – 5 feet, with good weed cover. Shallow bays or points that were being pounded by the wind were holding the most active fish. Spinner baits like Pearson’s Grinder (2-3oz), Slopmaster spinners, and Bucher’s 700 series bucktails got attention from the muskies as well as weighted suicks and small size topwater lures. Overall it seemed like they really wanted something with some kind of spinning blade. Fishing a few hours Monday morning before the rain and thunderstorms moved in we had 8 different fish follow lures to the boat, right into the figure-8, and got a 30 incher on a bucktail in the fig-8 which was in about 2 feet of water. Out of those 8 different muskies some of them followed in multiple times on different lures. We did see one really nice fish – very thick – probably pushing 45 inches but no luck getting her to strike even when we came back after her at moonrise….needless to say she is “on my list!” Again, some decent action over the weekend (not many fish registered in the Pro-MAC on LVD or Twins) but I think that things are really going to pick up in the coming weeks. Early June is one of my all-time favorite times to be on the water chasing muskies and my fishing logs show why.

The walleye and northern pike bite is still going very strong. Finding the most developed patches of weeds and working them over with a 1/16th oz jig and minnow worked very well. We were also getting some nice perch and crappie too. Take advantage of it now before the mayfly hatch moves into full swing!

Good luck and fish hard!

Chas Martin http://www.muskymastery.com

icefish1234
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5/20/12 1:10 PM CST
I am going to be camping in eagle river next weekend and was wondering if anybody knows of any good lakes for walleye or bluegills?

JEFF VAN REMORTEL
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FISHING REPORT
1/12/12 11:00 AM CST
Ice Depth: 11"
Wallye bite has slowed over last week but remains steady with an average of a few fish a night on the deep weedlines and adjacent flats. Mid lake rock humps and underwaterisland complexes have begun producing good numbers of eater sized males in the 12 to 16 inch range with and occassional larger fish. Panfish bite has been steady with mostly gills and perch being caught. Pike are omnipresent as always but fish over 25 inches have become less frequent since snowfall and ice thickness have increased.

[This post was last edited on 1/12/12 at 11:02 AM]

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Vilaschain
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FISHING REPORT
1/12/12 9:18 AM CST
Ice Depth: 9" Conditions: Night Time Air Temp: 31° - 35° F
Out on Scattering Rice Lake last night for a few hours. Ice was decent but there is no vehicle traffic. Sticking with the 4 wheeler for a bit more. 3 perch jigging, no hits on the tip ups..

HI PINES
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Joined: 6/15/2001
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FISHING REPORT
12/15/11 7:54 AM CST
Ice Depth: 4" Conditions: Raining Air Temp: 31° - 35° F

Ice Fishing the past weekend  was good but now with  the warm temps  and rain  welll conditions changed........on Catfish Lake  on  the Eagle River  Chain  we  have  standing  water......creepers  a must    as     ice  is  so so                   for  me  another  waiting period....if  you fall down you will get wet     with the cold weather  predicted  ice will    freeze again  and  form to a solid  ..............No   safe  ice  south of Hwy  64   as  drove  up from Milwaukee                    best advice  be safe        hi pines

Patrick Whie
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5/18/11 4:22 PM CST
Comming up north next weekend need help finding walleyes and crappie , thanks Pat thanks I messenger ><>><>><> Smile

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