Eagles Nest Lake 2 is located approximately 8 miles NE of Tower. This clear water lake is surrounded by mature pines with white cedar and is moderately developed with homes and cabins. There are several shallow rock piles for boaters to be cautious of and aquatic plants are common in the shallow water regions. A concrete planked boat ramp is located on the north side off CR 599 for public access. Boaters use this access to get to connected Eagles Nest 2 also. Fish sampling in 2015 consisted of gill nets, trap nets, smelt gill nets and electrofishing for bass. The total number of fish sampled from the gill nets in 2015 was the lowest since the 1970's. The bluegill catch from the trap nets was the lowest since 1955. However, bass abundance was the highest on record for EN2. Rusty crayfish appear to have declined compared to recent past surveys and only 2 smelt were sampled. Both rusty crayfish and smelt are non-native species that were likely unintentionally introduced as bait. Walleye abundance was lower than the historic average of 6.8/gill net on this lake but comparable to similar area lakes. The average walleye sampled was 16 inches long (age 4). The largest walleye was 28.3 inches long. Walleye fingerlings have been stocked during odd-numbered years since 1991 and in 2015, sixty percent of the walleye sampled in the gill nets were from stocked years. Northern pike numbers were slightly lower than the historic average of 4.2/gill net. The average piked sampled was 24 inches long and the largest pike was just over 38 inches long. Bluegill abundance was much lower than the historic average of 35.1/trap net and also low compared to other similar area lakes. Bluegill averaged 6.7 inches long but very few were over 8 inches. Rusty crayfish have removed much aquatic vegetation and this may be negatively effecting bluegill since this vegetation provides a preferred habitat. Smallmouth bass electrofishing catch was almost double the average of past surveys. Smallmouth averaged 12 inches long, much larger than in the past at 8.6 inches. Forty-one percent of the smallmouth in the electrofishing sample were 12 inches or larger. Rock bass were sampled in above average numbers in the trap nets. Largemouth bass catch in the electrofishing sample was lower than the past average of 18.5/hr but the fish were generally larger. The average size of the 11 largemouth caught was almost 17 inches long. White sucker and yellow perch were also sampled in the gill nets. White sucker and yellow perch numbers were slightly above average in 2015.