Musky action picking up very nicely, with a strong northern bite, and average walleye action, along with very good grouse hunting, in the Eagle River, Wisconsin area.
With colder weather moving in, the fish have acquired their sense of "urgency", and are starting to hit aggressively in preparation for winter.
Musky action in the Eagle River area is picking up very nicely. Suckers, jerkbaits and plastics are all working very well. Fish hardbottom break edges in depths that will range from 6 to 25 feet. The secret is making sure that the lures or bait being used are DEPTH SPECIFIC. Than means don't use a deep running bait in shallow water and vice-versa. Too many musky hunters get nothing because they don't follow this simple rule. The bigger fish are starting to strike. Right now sizes range into the mid and at times upper 40's, but there are 50 plus inchers lurking in our Eagle River waters. Please remember to release all of these magnificent predators. A photo can be turned into a great wall hanging with today's technology.
There's a strong northern bite in the Eagle River area. Fish weed edges in 10 feet of water or less. Use a 6 to 8 inch sucker minnow for best results. It's a mixed bag of sizes when it comes to the northern, including some nice lunkers.
The walleye fishing in the Eagle River area is average. Fish the sharp break edges and mid-lake basins in 15 to 30 feet of water. A jig and a minnow is out producing everything else.
Grouse hunters are doing very well in the Eagle River area. With the colder weather, the deer are moving a lot more, and bow hunters are having decent, if not spectacular success.