Eagle River Chain, Vilas County

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10/23/13 @ 11:38 AM
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SPUDGUN
SPUDGUN
USER since 9/20/04

CONDITIONS
Partly Sunny

AIR TEMP
66° - 70° F
Was out 2 weeks ago, fished south end of Catfish lake. Drifting and dragging the bottom with blue jigs and gold hooks. Using medium fatheads. Caught dinner plate size crappies in 20/21 ft of water and keeper walleyes in 19 - 17 ft.

The bottom was just starting to turn over. Limited out on walleyes. Good eating fish... Smile

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10/15/13 @ 8:24 AM
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Nmann707
Nmann707
USER since 12/1/11

CONDITIONS
Cloudy

AIR TEMP
56° - 60° F

WATER TEMP
56° - 60° F
Fished Otter and Eagle (and the channel in between) for walleye on the 14th. Fishing was difficult with the strong 20+ mph winds. Boat control over the few areas of structure is key here, and without that ability it was hard fishing. Picked up a few walleye drifting over the weeds off Rocky Point on Eagle Lake. They would only hit in the 10-12 FOW where the weed edge is. This weed edge is consistent everywhere we went. They all stop at 10 feet. We picked up a couple other walleye in different areas using the same technique: drifting with jigs and fathead minnows over the weed edges. Really tough fishing in so much wind. Of course Sunday we had to leave and the lakes were calm and the sun was shining, no wind at all Crying

Good luck fall Muskie hunters....there were plenty of you trying, but no success that I saw that day. Good luck everyone.

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9/18/13 @ 11:18 AM
Hunter 4 Esox
Hunter 4 Esox
USER since 7/1/09
Hello!

Thank you in advance for any help. My father, brother and myself are planning a trip to Eagle River for a fall musky trip. Typically we stay in St. Germain and pull in and out everyday on different lakes each day.

This year we wanted to try something different. It has been many many years since any of us have fished the chain but it seems like a better body of water to spend a long weekend on and fish for musky. We have found one cabin to rent, on Duck Lake.

First, is this the correct end of the chain to fish for musky, and if not, what area should we target. I do not need a specific lake or a spot, we can handle fishing and figuring that out. With such a large body of water, and only a couple days, we don't want to waste time driving to the other half of the chain after not catching anything on the first half.

Also, if the Northern lakes are the wrong lakes, or even if they are the correct lakes, does anyone know of a place to stay on the chain where we can keep the boat in the water for a couple days? We are headed up there from Milwaukee on 10/30-11/3.

Again, thanks for any help and I will be sure to post a report when we return.

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8/26/13 @ 4:31 PM
Tigger1725
Tigger1725
USER since 7/25/13
I am heading to Eagle River this weekend to a friends cabin for the first time! I will admit, I love to fish, but do not own a boat, so shore fishing bass and gills is what I am used to. However, this time I will be spending the weekend with no worries, on a boat and ready to fish! Just wondering what people fish with for muskies or walleyes as I have never tried and I am sure my night crawlers will not do the trick in the middle of the river! Again, not looking for any secrets, just some good beginner tips for the area!

Thanks and happy fishing to all!

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8/4/13 @ 8:29 PM
JEYESLAYER
JEYESLAYER
USER since 2/8/06
Homer J, that's a nice walleye and great LM bass for the chain...the large mouth are not very abundant but in the last 5 years they have been coming on strong...Looks like u guys had a good time!!!

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8/4/13 @ 5:00 PM
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Homer J
Homer J
USER since 4/24/05

CONDITIONS
Partly Sunny
we fished the rivers ( no wake zones) between duck, eagle, otter and shoreline on scattering lake and every bay we could find. we were expecting rec traffic but not to the degree this lake holds, wow! very busy and also very friendlySmile

anyway, 2.5 days, 30 hours on water, 6 guys between 2 boats throwing plastics and top water frogs over weeds and structure, we did very well for never fishing this chain. The wind was a constant battle every day! by day three we were immune to wind and traffic....and were asked many times "you come here to fish?"

Pic shows our keepers plus we threw back many 12" LMB, rock bass and had numerous bites offs from northern pike.

fishin's better than workin!

Edited on 8/5/13 8:39 AM
Eagle River Chain, Vilas County Photo
Eagle River Chain, Vilas County Photo
Eagle River Chain, Vilas County Photo
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4/26/13 @ 10:58 PM
Homer J
Homer J
USER since 4/24/05
slayer and wildman, thx for the quick response and heads up. we will have to make sure we have some patience packed in the tackle box.....its a ways out but will definetly post pics and report....

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4/26/13 @ 7:18 AM
JEYESLAYER
JEYESLAYER
USER since 2/8/06
Boat traffic can be bad doesn't affect the fish as much as the fisherman. Try to fish early morning or or just before dark...fish maybe shallower than you might think!

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4/26/13 @ 6:38 AM
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Steve White
Steve White
USER since 3/17/04
Jim, at High Pines will give you the low down on it completely. I try to stay away from all the chains as much as possible. For just that reason. The fish get use to the traffic to some degree. Most fishermen cannot get use to it, and I am one of them. HATE IT!

Have a great trip!

Steve

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4/26/13 @ 6:29 AM
Homer J
Homer J
USER since 4/24/05
will be up on this chain first weekend in aug. for the first time, just want a heads up.....will we be dodging skiers/jetskis and wake boarders as we try to fish? Duck lake is where our resort is so im sure we will fish those few lakes off of that, again it is our first time on this chain.....just want a heads up on recreation traffic vs fishing traffic. thx

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