Monday, November 19, 2007

Weekly Fishing Report

Walleye, musky and crappie putting on an average bite, with deer, grouse and duck hunting picking up nicely, in the Eagle River, Wisconsin area.

Lots of Eagle River area locals and visitors alike have taken to the woods for deer hunting, with grouse and ducks providing opportunities, as well.
Fewer anglers are on the water right now, with the fish hitting, albeit providing a mostly average bite.

Fish walleye in the Eagle River are over hardbottom break edges, adjacent to mud flats in 15 to 35 feet of water. Use a jig and a minnow.

Musky action in the Eagle River area is decent, with some very nice fish (maxing out in the mid to "maybe at times" upper 40s) being caught and released. Depth will vary greatly for musky. Fish five to 30 feet around structure and rocky areas. A 14 to 15 inch sucker, either dropped off the side of a boat, or right off the bottom will work, along with big plastics like Bulldawgs, and Swimin' Joes.

In the Eagle River area, crappie are hanging around break edges and mudflats over structure, such as cribs and brush piles in 15 to 35 feet of water.
The secret here is knowing that the crappie will suspend at varying depths.
Savvy anglers start shallow and work progressively deeper until the fish start hitting. Use a crappie minnow under a slip bobber.

Report based on Creative Brilliance interview with licensed guide Mat Hegy of Guides Choice Pro Shop.

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