Wisconsin Outdoor News: Monster smallies on Lower, Middle Eau Claire.

“When it comes to fishing spots in far Northwestern Wisconsin, the Eau Claire chain ranks right at the top for multiple species,” according to Dean Bortz, editor of Wisconsin Outdoor News.

DNR’s Bayfield County fish biologist Scott Toshner describes Middle Eau Claire as having a low density, high quality fishery. Smallmouth bass show similar abundance as largemouth, with a common catch of a couple 20″+ per day.

Both Lower and Middle Eau Claire are known as good panfish lakes with good abundance and good sizes.

Lower Eau Claire lake is 802 acres, 41′ maximum depth, and water clarity of 14′. Middle Eau Claire is 902 acres, 66′ maximum depth, and water clarity of 22′.

Fishery includes: Black crappies, bluegills, rock bass, pumpkinseed sunfish, yellow perch, yellow bullheads, brown bullheads, largemouth bass, smallmouth bass, northern pike, walleyes, and muskies.

Lower Eau Claire Lake map

Middle Eau Claire Lake map

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