Fished Eagle lake this last week. The weeds were not around. Did fine some small area weeds and caught walleyes small ones under 10 inches and did have one at 16 and one at 17 inches. 4 feet of water In the slot. Caught on leeches. All released. Got into some crappie in the middle of the day with minnows. Sun was shining, went back in the evening nothing. Nice weather for the week.
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.