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    Who fishs for kings out of Eagle River? I live within walking distance from the river, in a legal spot, and have seen a good number of these buggers rolling. I have fished it a few times with not much luck. The water is so silty I doubt these fish can see anything past their noses.

    I have tried bait, yarn, spoons, spinners, and flys. No luck. :-/ I catch more snags than anything
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  • #2
    Do mean that you've seen them rolling already this spring, or in years past? I live nearby too, but haven't given this fishery a try yet. I know they pull some big ones out of there from time to time, though.

    -Brian

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    • #3
      ER

      Past summers I have seen them a rolling, I havnt checked it out this year. Usually atleast 1 a minute. Near the old dual bridges I watched a guy pull a nice ole king out of there about 100 yards up from the north bound bridge. I was guessing about 40lbs.
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      • #4
        kings

        Know that there are only certain times of the year (only certain weekends, actually) when you can fish Eagle River.

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        • #5
          If I remember right the regs say its Sat,Sun & Mon after Memorial day weekend for 8 weeks.
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          • #6
            Double Checked

            Its 4 weeks not 8
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            • #7
              I walked down the Eagle River tonight with my daugther to check out the situation. I didnt see a fish in the half hour we spent under nieth the hiland bridge. Usually when the Kings are running you will see them roll now and then.

              I say another two weeks and there will be enough to possibly catch one.
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              • #8
                I haven't been down to the banks yet, but driving over the bridge every morning I've noticed that the water is still awfully low. That'll probably change with this warmer weather increasing snow melt, but still... It's a double-edged sword, I guess. With the lower water there is also better visibility - both for the fish and the fisherman - but it seems like it might keep the fish from moving up river.

                Keep the updates coming. I've lived in Eagle River my whole life, yet haven't ever fished it. I think I'm going to have to change that this year.

                -Brian

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                • #9
                  Ditto on that B_M, since it's basically right down the street from me I may have to give it a go as well. I'll keep my eyes on this thread.

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                  • #10
                    I went down to the river tonight with my neighbor. We took light gear and tried our hand at catching some dollies. The dollies were jumping but none hit our lines. We spent more time killing misquitos than anything.
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                    • #11
                      Well Gremlin, do you have a more recent report? I'm not sure if I'll be able to make it down there this weekend, but I still like the idea of trying my local waters. Any luck?

                      -Brian

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                      • #12
                        Last weekend was a no go :-/

                        I was busy all weekend. I tried to make a conscience effort to head down to the river on monday night but I was exhausted to the bone. I will be down there this weekend for sure! Does anyone live on W Parkview Terrace Rd? Or are you guys more towards Alpenglow?

                        I would really like to see Eagle River open to King fishing all throughout the week. The river does not recieve a high amount of fishing traffic, even on the weekend. I suppose its something I will just have to live with.
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                        • #13
                          I live above Lower Fire Lake off of Fish Hatchery road so i'm not to far from the river. I'm going after bears this weekend so I can't make it out there, if you guys go, good luck to ya!

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                          • #14
                            I'm not right next to the river either, but it's less than 5 minutes away.

                            I'm hoping to chase bears Friday night, mt. biking on Saturday, so maybe Sunday or Monday. Either way, I'd appreciate any reports!

                            -Brian

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                            • #15
                              B_M, WaterGremlin

                              Hey guys, just heard a report that the kings are in Eagle River, might be worth a look this weekend.

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