Northwoods Wisconsin Fishing/Hunting/Outdoor Report. September 1, 2013.

As of September 1, 2013.

Outdoor, Fishing, and Hunting Reports (and weekly calendars)BearBC for:

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

As of September 1,  2013: THIS WEEK¹S HEADLINE:

* Largemouth bass and panfish providing good to excellent action, with
walleye, northern and smallmouth bass, and musky good. Early Canada goose
season opened on September 1, lots of wild turkeys everywhere as the wild
turkey hunting season opens September 14, and archery deer season begins
September 14, as well. All in the Eagle River, Wisconsin area.
-----Northwoods Wisconsin Fishing/Hunting/Outdoor Report. September 2, 2013.
*Walleye, bass, panfish and musky all hitting, and black bear season opens
September 4; 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 September 1, 2013:

 Barefield Largemouth11 0279smallLargemouth bass and panfish providing good to excellent action, with
walleye, northern and smallmouth bass, and musky good.  Early Canada goose
season opened on September 1, lots of wild turkeys everywhere as the wild
turkey hunting season opens September 14, and archery deer season begins
September 14, as well.  All in the Eagle River, Wisconsin area.

Water temps in the Eagle River area are in the mid 70s.

Largemouth bass in the Eagle River area are in 10 feet of water or less in
and around weeds or shoreline structure (docks, downed trees and brush
piles).  Use a weedless plastic during the day and a topwater in the
evening.  All day action into the evening.  Bite is good to excellent.

Panfish in the Eagle River area (crappies, bluegills and perch) are in 15
feet of water or less off of break edges or adjacent weed edges.  Use a
crappie minnow, chunk of crawler, or small leech under a slip bobber or on a
jig.  Perch are tight to bottom.  Crappies and gills are suspending up and
down the water column (day dependent as to which depth the fish will be at,
so always start at the bottom and work your way up until you hit them).  All
day action.  Bite is good to excellent.

Musky in the Eagle River area are in 12 feet of water or less off of weed
edges and over adjacent hardbottom areas.  Use a butcktail, topwater or
crankbait. Regular retrieve, and always do a "figure 8" as your lure nears
the boat.  All day action with peaks in the evening. Bite is Walleye Close upgood.

Walleye in the Eagle River area are in 10 feet of water or less in and
around weeds, OR off of break edges in 10-30 feet of water. Use a jig and a
minnow, leech or half of a crawler.  All day action, with peaks in the
evening.  Bite has been good.

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

Smallmouth bass are over hard bottom areas (main lake humps or off of break
edges) in 8-30 feet of water.  Use a jig and leech, or half of a crawler,
plastic tube or crawfish.  All day action. Bite has been good.

Hunting report: 
 
Several hunting seasons are upon us in the Eagle River area.  The first
season is the early goose season which opened September 1, and has a daily
limit of 5. There are plenty of locally grown honkers to chase in the Eagle
River area, especially on lakes that are shallow and marshy (with over 1,300
lakes in the Eagle River area, there are plenty of hunting spots to choose
from).  Some specific spots to consider are the Rainbow Flowage, Lower
Ninemile Lake, and portions of the legendary Wisconsin River.
 
We are seeing flocks of wild turkeys everywhere. As you drive the roads near
Eagle River, you will encounter them in grassy areas along the road, and
never meadows in the backcountry.  Fall turkey season opens September 14,
for those lucky enough to have a permit for Vilas County.

Archery deer season starts September 14, so do some scouting on the huge
tracts of public land in the Eagle River area.

Editor¹s 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).
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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

- - Fall is peeking at Eagle River with a big smile and welcoming hand.  You
don't want to miss it.  You'll be surrounded everywhere by mega-miles of
spectacular fall colors. Yours for the hiking, biking, jogging and driving.
Great hunting for deer, game, upland birds, turkey and water fowl. Fabulous
fishing for lunker musky and walleye.    Eagle River area's 1,300 lakes; the
forests, meadows and wetlands. The beauty of nature in Wisconsin's
Northwoods  --  unmatched anywhere. A warm, welcoming community, with all
needed public and private services.   Accommodations, festivals, events and
opportunities for every taste and age.  We'll be happy to help you plan your
visit, and provide you with any information you need.  Contact us at
anytime: Eagle River Chamber of Commerce; 800-359-6315; 715-479-6400;
e-mail: info@eagleriver.org; web: www.eagleriver.org
 
- - Throughout the year Eagle River offers great opportunities for "silent
sports" devotees.  Whatever the season, there are myriad activities, events,
and just plain fun and relaxation for those who love biking, hiking,
running, jogging X-C skiing and snowshoeing. The facilities and trails are
some of the best anywhere, with services and competitions to fit every level
of expertise and taste. 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

- -Fri.-Sat., Sept. 13-14, 2013:  World Championship Snowmobile Reunion &
Grass Drags. Eagle River Derby Track. Eagle River Chamber of Commerce;
800-359-6315; 715-479-6400;e-mail: info@eagleriver.org; web:
www.eagleriver.org

- - Sat.-Sun., September 21-22, 2013:  Annual Paul's Pro-Am Musky
Tournament.  Fabulous tournament with all skill levels competing.  Cash
prizes. One of Eagle River's oldest and "happiest" musky tournaments.  Great
fun for all. Eagle River Chamber of Commerce; 800-359-6315;
715-479-6400;e-mail: info@eagleriver.org; web: www.eagleriver.org

-- Sat.-Sun, October 5-6 2013:  34th Annual Cranberry Fest in Eagle River.
Vilas County Fairgrounds.  Family fun festival with activities all around
town. Fresh locally grown cranberries, cranberry marsh and winery tours,
large arts and crafts show, cranberry cook-off, world's largest cranberry
cheesecake, cranberry food of every kind, antique market, flea market,
cranberry fiber arts and weavers show and sale, bike, walk, and run fitness
events, family entertainment, farmers market, cranberry fest market, and
much, much more. Eagle River Chamber of Commerce; 800-359-6315;
715-479-6400; e-mail: info@eagleriver.org; web: www.eagleriver.org

- - The spectacular fall fishing season is now coming on strong 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 

- -Hunting season is almost here in Eagle River- -from September on, great
hunting opportunities for black bear, deer, wild turkey, upland birds, and
waterfowl.  Eagle River has it all, and welcomes hunters to its expansive
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 September
2, 2013. 

 Walleye, bass, panfish and musky all hitting, and black bear season
opens September 4; all in and amidst the lakes and the Wisconsin River in
Wisconsin¹s Marathon and Lincoln Counties (near Mosinee and Wausau).

Even with the hot temperatures the bite has been good for most species in
the central Wisconsin area.

The walleye bite in the central Wisconsin are has been good with nice
catches from deeper water on jigs tipped with crawlers and leeches.

The action for bass in the central Wisconsin area continues to be good with
some very nice fish being caught on jig and plastics and on top water baits.

Panfish in the central Wisconsin area remain very active and continue to get
better and better as the warmth continues.  Most of our action has been
taking place from deep water structure in 10 to 14 feet of water with some
of the crappies holding over even deeper water.

The musky bite is starting to pick up in the central Wisconsin area, but
most of the action remains during very low light periods with some after
dark activity.  Top water baits and bucktails continue to be the most
consistent producers, but a few fish have been coming on jerkbaits like
Sucks and Phantoms.

Hunting report:  

The black bear season in the central Wisconsin area starts on September 4th.
Now is the time to make sure that all stands are set and you have chosen
your primary location to harvest your bear.  We are still seeing good
activity at all of our baiting stations and with the season beginning it is
really important to mix up the types of attractants we are using for bait to
keep the bears coming in regularly. One other important note is not to
change your routine of baitin.  Keep it the same because by now the bears
have you patterned and are more than likely waiting for you to bring them
their next meal. 
 (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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