Eagle River Area, Vilas County
First of all pan fish is all you might want to go for as all other fishing is closed season. I might be up there same week, and what I will be hoping for is complete ice-out on my lake so I can install the pier and fish the lake looking for the warmest water for pan fish. Fish shallower protected bays with almost ice fishing gear, tiny jigs under a float with wax worms, spikes, or whatever.
If not, then river fishing might be your best bet. On the WI River you need to get below King dam (Lake Alice) or lower because it's not open season for the walleyes above King dam. That's all around the Tomahawk area (use MapQuest or...) and fish below dams for walleye. It's about 45 minute drive each way from Eagle River.
MOON PHASE (42%)
51° - 55° F
56° - 60° F
Water temp was at 57, the lake turn over is in full effect; should be better once the water's at 54. Other fisherman reporting getting shut out, too. I'll try again next week, but it's a tough go with the turn over.
66° - 70° F
66° - 70° F
Northern pike May 2, 2015 to March 6, 2016 No minimum length limit and the daily bag limit is 5.
I usually download a current copy of the regs on my PC so I can have them at my fingertips for my own questions like this. The DNR also makes it easier to search with this tool:
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.