Was out yesterday. Major algae bloom happening. Huge change overnight. No slime yet though.
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Only the panfish reg was removed for start of 2019 fishing season. Defaults to state reg now
The latest fishing regulations printed in the handbook no longer list this rule. It was also removed from the regulations sign at the boat launch. Let me know if you find something else. I don’t want to violate the regs. The dnr site also doesn’t have this listed.
Below are special fishing regulations for Eagle Lake as per the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources. For complete fishing regulations for Wisconsin click here.
Did they change this?
- Only one largemouth or smallmouth bass may be kept and it must be at least 22"
- Panfish must be at least 8" with a daily bag limit of 10 fish in total
- Only one northern pike may be kept and it must be at least 40"
- Motor trolling is permitted county-wide
Please note that the special regulations above my be revised at any time by the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources without notice. For complete fishing regulations check with your local DNR
That's a nice catch no matter the size matter which I'd be willing to bet are between 7 and 8 inches which are nice gills in my opinion and really tasty nice catch salmon good luck fishing everyone!
No big bass. Lots of fingerlings. I guess you answered your own question on the 8” size. I’ll keep ones this size any day.
Those are some decent ones but IDK about 8 inches. I will say those are bigger than in years past.
Run into any of the 5 pound bass in there?
Sorry when I said weeds still thick I meant shallow (though I know the weed cutters have been out so I'm sure some areas have been thinned out.) In the deeper parts of the lake yes no weeds that's most likely due to the water clarity being terrible so little sunlight at those depths.
I've never seen 8" gills or crappies in Eagle Lake.
I have seen some jumbo perch 8-12" during ice in the deeper holes but that's it.