Northwoods Fishing/Hunting/Outdoor Report. June 16, 2013.

As of June 16, 2013.

Outdoor, Fishing, and Hunting Reports (and weekly calendars) for:Muskie PhilS.Caldon53

* Eagle River, Wisconsin;
* Central Wisconsin Lakes AND the Wisconsin River in Wisconsin¹s Marathon
and Lincoln Counties (near Mosinee and Wausau).

As of June 16, 2013: THIS WEEK¹S HEADLINES:
 
* Musky hitting fair to good, with walleye good, and northern bass and
panfish all good to excellent.  All in the Eagle River, Wisconsin area.
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* Musky, walleye, smallmouth bass, bluegills and crappies all hitting, with
savvy hunters looking to get their fall food plots started.; all in and
amidst the lakes and the Wisconsin River in Wisconsin¹s Marathon and Lincoln
Counties (near Mosinee and Wausau).

WEEKLY OUTDOOR, FISHING AND HUNTING REPORTS, followed by calendar
highlights:  

***Eagle River, Wis. (VILAS COUNTY) -- as of June 17, 2013:

 Musky hitting fair to good, with walleye good, and northern bass and
panfish all good to excellent.  All in the Eagle River, Wisconsin area.

Water temps in the Eagle River area are in the mid to upper 60s.  Best all
around action coming on the Eagle River Chain of 28 lakes (largest
freshwater chain of lakes in the world).

Musky in the Eagle River area are in 10 feet of water or less in and around
weeds or weed edges.  Use a bucktail, top water, or crankbait.  All day
action with peaks in the evening.  Bite is fair to good.

Walleye in the Eagle River area are tight to bottom in 15 feet of water or
less off of break or weed edges.  Use a 1/16th or 1/8th ounce jig with a
fathead minnow. All day bite with peaks in the evening.  Action is good.

Northern in the Eagle River area are in 10 feet of water or less in and
around weeds.  Use a Husky Jerk, small bucktail or a bass style spinner
bait.  All day action.  Bite is good to excellent.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERABass in the Eagle River area are in 10 feet of water or less over sand and
gravel bottoms.  Most success is coming on 3 and 4 inch tubes.  You can all
get hits using a Sinko rigged wacky. All day action.  Bite is good to
excellent.

Crappies, bluegills and perch in the Eagle River area are in 15 feet of
water or less off of break or weed edges, or on the inside and around weeds.
Use a chunk of crawler or a crappie minnow under a small jig or slip bobber.
The perch are tight to bottom, with the crappies and gills suspending right
in the weeds.  All day action.  Bite is good to excellent.

Bluegills Kegonsa 6-24-05Editor¹s Note: Eagle River, Wisconsin, is the Snowmobile Capital of the
World®, Hockey Capital of Wisconsin, World¹s Largest Chain of 28 Lakes
(Eagle River Chain O¹Lakes named one of the ³7 Natural Wonders of Wisconsin²
by Travel Wisconsin.com/Wisconsin Department of Tourism); voted ³The Best
Up-North Town² by readers of Wisconsin Trails Magazine.

(Report for the Eagle River Chamber of Commerce based on Creative Brilliance
interviews with Eagle River guides ³Muskie Matt² of Wild Eagle Lodge,
³Ranger Rick² Krueger of Guide¹s Choice Pro Shop, Mat Hegy; and Eagle River
hunting enthusiast, Dan Anderson).

Contact info for Eagle River:

* Eagle River Chamber of Commerce; 800-359-6315; 715-479-6400; e-mail:
info@eagleriver.org; web: www.eagleriver.org
* ³Muskie Matt², 715-891-5980; e-mail: rfrgoutdoors@gmail.com
* Mat Hegy, 715-571-7544, e-mail: lunkerclunkerguideservice@yahoo.com
* Guide¹s Choice Pro Shop, guide/owner ³Ranger Rick² Krueger, 715-477-2248
* George Langley, Eagle River Fishing Guides Association, 715-479-8804.
e-mail:  fishing@eaglesportscenter.com
* Dan Anderson, Eagle River hunting enthusiast, 715-479-8511. e-mail:
hellmo@frontier.com
(Dan is also a silent sports devotee and works with the Vilas County Silent
Sports Association; www.vassa-trails.org).

 ***Calendar highlights for Eagle River, Wisconsin

 - Tuesdays, June 18-August 13, 2013:  Free fishing seminars (each
presentation date is an independent stand-alone session with two species
presented) from 6-7 pm at the Phelps School, Phelps, WI.  Each seminar is
geared toward informing those unfamiliar with the Northwoods' waters of what
is currently biting and which bait(s) will work best. Helpful information of
tips and techniques.  Goodie bag for attendees.  Check with the Eagle River
Chamber of Commerce for the specific dates of each Tuesday seminar. Eagle
River Chamber of Commerce; 800-359-6315; 715-479-6400; e-mail:
info@eagleriver.org; web
 
- -Sat.-Sun., June 22-23, 2013:  Professional Musky Tournament Trail.  The
PMTT event is one of the most high profile, exciting, educational and
entertaining musky tournaments in the country. Eagle River Chamber of
Commerce; 800-359-6315; 715-479-6400; e-mail: info@eagleriver.org; web:
www.eagleriver.org 

- -Thurs. July 4, 2013:  4th of July Parade & Fireworks.  Parade downtown
Eagle River.  Fireworks at dusk at Hi-Pines Campground. Eagle River Chamber
of Commerce; 800-359-6315; 715-479-6400;e-mail: info@eagleriver.org; web:
www.eagleriver.org

 - -Thurs. July 11, 2013:  Annual Guides/Kids Day.  Vilas County
Fairgrounds.  Kids get to fish with Eagle River licensed guides.  Great fun
and thrills for the kids and guides alike! Eagle River Chamber of Commerce;
800-359-6315; 715-479-6400;e-mail: info@eagleriver.org; web:
www.eagleriver.org

-  -Sat. July 13, 2013: 5th Annual Festival of Flavors. Showcasing Wisconsin
products, local goods and culinary artisans, Wisconsin wineries and cheese
producers, plus an expo of healthful aspects of food and fitness. Eagle
River Chamber of Commerce; 800-359-6315; 715-479-6400;e-mail:
info@eagleriver.org; web: www.eagleriver.org

- -Sat., Aug. 10, 2013:  13th Annual Polish Regatta at noon, held at
Pitlik's Sand Beach Resort. Eagle River Chamber of Commerce; 800-359-6315;
715-479-6400;e-mail: info@eagleriver.org; web: www.eagleriver.org

- - Wed. August 14, 2013:  Annual Paul Bunyan Fest.  Downtown Eagle River.
GREAT beef sandwiches and the trimmings! ! Eagle River Chamber of Commerce;
800-359-6315; 715-479-6400;e-mail: info@eagleriver.org; web:
www.eagleriver.org

- - Fri.-Sun., August 16-18, 2013:  28th Annual National Championship Musky
Open.  A very exciting family oriented catch-and-release musky tournament
held on seven different lake families in the Eagle River area.  Great fun
and prizes for all skill levels. Eagle River Chamber of Commerce;
800-359-6315; 715-479-6400;e-mail: info@eagleriver.org; web:
www.eagleriver.org

 - -The Eagle River Golf Course is open!  The beautiful Eagle River Golf
Course is open daily.  Take advantage of the Northwoods scenic beauty, and
get your swing in the groove on 18 holes.  Many continuing money saving fun
specials throughout the season, tournaments, youth golf season and
tournament, renowned new pro, warm, expert and caring staff. Eagle River
Chamber of Commerce; 800-359-6315; 715-479-6400; e-mail:
info@eagleriver.org; web: www.eagleriver.org

- -Eagle Falls Adventure Golf and Laser Tag Arena is open for the season.
18 hole adventure style mini golf, with landscaping, waterfalls, and ponds.
3,000 square foot multi-level laser tag arena is new for 2013. Eagle River
Chamber of Commerce; 800-359-6315; 715-479-6400; e-mail:
info@eagleriver.org; web: www.eagleriver.org
 
- - Fishing season is open in Eagle River, Wisconsin. With over 1,300 lakes,
along with rivers and streams, Eagle River, as it has for over 150 years,
continues to provide anglers with legendary fishing opportunities. Eagle
River Chamber of Commerce; 800-359-6315; 715-479-6400; e-mail:
info@eagleriver.org; web: www.eagleriver.org

 **(Report on Central Wisconsin Lakes AND the Wisconsin River in Wisconsin¹s
Marathon and Lincoln Counties near Mosinee and Wausau), -- as of June 17,
2013. 

Musky, walleye, smallmouth bass, bluegills and crappies all hitting,
with savvy hunters looking to get their fall food plots started.; all in and
amidst the lakes and the Wisconsin River in Wisconsin¹s Marathon and Lincoln
Counties (near Mosinee and Wausau).

Great action for muskies this past week in the central Wisconsin area.  Most
of the action came on twitch baits and bucktails that were worked along
current breaks and weed lines in 6 to 12 feet of water.

The walleye bite continues to be very good on central Wisconsin waters, with
some very nice sized fish being caught.  Our best producer this past week
has been 1/8th and one-quarter ounce jig and minnow combinations worked on
the bottom in 8 to 14 feet of water, but we also picked up some nice fish by
casting crankbaits to outside weed edges.

If you are looking for action for smallmouth bass in the central Wisconsin
area, it has been a very good bite especially on top water baits .  Chub
Bugs and Zara Spooks have been working their magic in shallow rocky areas
along the shoreline as have shallow running crankbaits in crawfish patterns.

Lots of pan sized bluegills are being caught in the central Wisconsin area.
The bluegills have moved into shallower water in preparation for their
upcoming spawn, but to target the larger gills stay out from the shallow
"pack" and work the deeper water off the first break from where the majority
of fish are holding.  You will find fewer but much larger fish holding
there.

Crappies remain active in the central Wisconsin area but are now suspended
in their summer deep water locations.  Slip bobbers with minnows suspended
below them will now take these roamers all day long.  The hard part is
finding them, but by spider rigging from your boat you can cover a lot of
area and multiple depths at one time.  Once you find the school, mark it on
your GPS and work the area thoroughly to pick up your fish.  For those of
you that are unsure of or may have never done any spider rigging here is a
great link to get your started.  It really works.  http://www.ehow.com/how
6732273 spider-rig-crappie.html

For you deer hunters out there in the central Wisconsin area now is a great
time to look at getting that fall food plot started. Don't be a
procrastinator and then at the last minute realize that it is too late to
get it done.  Start planning now and when the season gets here you will be
ready.
 (Central Wisconsin lakes report based on interviews with licensed guide and
trapper Phil Schweik and licensed guide Glenn Moberg, of Hooksetters Fishing
& Hunting Guide Service, Mosinee. Wisconsin).

For more information about fishing and hunting in the Central Wisconsin
area:  
 
* Phil Schweik, Hooksetters Fishing & Hunting Guide Services: phone:
715-693-5843; e-mail: pschweik@dwave.net; web: www.hooksetters.biz
 
Reports compiled, written & distributed by Creative Brilliance. ©2013.
Naomi K. Shapiro or Ray Smith, Creative Brilliance.
e-mail: cre8vnaomi@gmail.com; cre8vRay@charter.net

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