Eau Claire River Fishery Area
DNR Fisheries Areas
Species from deer to spring peepers are common throughout the Eau Claire Fishery Area. The water in the stream is an exceptional fall attractant for mallards. However, wood ducks and bluewing teal are also common. Successful duck hunting on this corridor is very common. The corridor is also used by mink, muskrat, otter, fox, coyote, raccoon, and an occasional beaver. Trappers utilize all of these species. Nongame birds such as great blue herons, green herons, warblers, indigo buntings, and numerous others use the area during migration, as well as for summer breeding and feeding habitat. Nongame mammals, reptiles, and amphibians also find their life requirements in this area.
Eau Claire River Fishery Area is 9 miles northeast of Antigo in Langlade County off County Hwy A adjacent to Peter's Marsh Wildlife Area.
Fish species inhabiting the East Branch of the Eau Claire River include brook trout, brown trout, smallmouth bass, white sucker, hognose sucker, northern redhorse, creek chub, common shiner, golden shiner, stoneroller, spiny sculpin, Johnny darter, longnose dace, log perch, bluntnose minnow, fathead minnow, mud minnow, sticklebacks, and black bullhead.
For questions and comments contact:
Department of Natural Resources
223 E Steinfest Road
Antigo WI 54409
715-623-4190 extension 3124