It’s true, Eagle Lake boasts some of the biggest lake trout in the area, as they routinely reach 15-20 pounds plus and average 5-12 pounds. The trout population is stable and strong, with trout consistently hooked close to camp in the spring and winter periods and within several miles during the warm water season. Andy Myer’s Lodge is situated between the two deep holes for warm-water fishing on Eagle Lake: The Western Arm and Portage Bay.
Besides Eagle Lake Andy Myers Lodge also has multiple opportunities for you to expand your Lake Trout experience. For the more adventurous a short portage to boats on beautiful Buzzard lake, or a scenic boat cruise up a meandering creek through the Canadian wilderness to Clearwater Lake, and to top it off multiple guided 4wd trip options to many nearby remote lakes ensures you will have an incredible Lake Trout fishing experience with high numbers of fish boated averaging 3-8 pounds.
Unforgettable Lake Trout Fishing Trips at Andy Myer’s Lodge
Now’s your chance to hook some of the biggest lake trout in the region.
Our Eagle Lake trout consistently top 15-20 pounds, and we’ve boated trout over 30 pounds! And the population continues to thrive, as we encourage C/R on all trout over 6-8 pounds.
You can test your mettle against the area’s biggest lake trout in a beautiful setting when you visit Andy Myer’s Lodge.
Lake Trout Fishing Season
During winter and early spring, before the water temps climb above 50°F, lake trout are scattered over much of Eagle Lake, but they tend to concentrate in the northern half.
With the warming waters, the trout that roamed the rest of the lake thru winter into spring gradually migrate toward deep holes where they spend the summer months. During this time, from ice-out to when water temps reach 55°F, the lake trout cruise looking for schools of forage and feed on the rocky shorelines, points, and in narrow areas where currents are created.
By mid to late June, when surface temps approach 60°F and above, the majority of the lake trout in Eagle Lake will be found from Gilbert’s Stretch to Trout Hole #2 in the Western Arm, as well as in Portage Bay until after turnover in October.
On the years when the water temps drop to around 50°F just before the season closes, you’ll find some fantastic shallow-water casting spots as the lake trout move up to shallow reefs and shoals to spawn. The fish can be found scattered and roaming in small groups on the tops of shallow reefs and the tapering shelves of rocky shorelines. If you time it right, you’ll have multiple lake trout chasing your lures and flashing and darting until hook up. Sometimes you’ll even be able to cast at rolling, splashing fish. Trout are fall spawners and the season closes on September 30th opening again January 1 for an incredible ice fishing experience. Jigging Kastmasters, tubes, Kalins Jerk Minnows, and Jigging Rapalas, as well as tip ups with live suckers, or dead ciscos have been the most consistent producers.
Lake Trout Fishing Pro-Tips
During spring and up until temps reach 55°F, cruising depths range from 10-20’, whether on the edge of a structure or over deep water. During this time, long line trolling with inline planer boards paired with spoons such as Cleos, Sutton, and lil’ wolfies or minnow baits such as Yo-Zuri’s and Rapalas. Slow trolling spinner rigs or cowbells with live suckers or filleted sucker strips can also be very effective. These presentations typically boat the most fish while covering a lot of water to locate schools of roaming fish.
When temps reach over 60°F, trolling is still very effective, but more so at deeper depths using down riggers and weighted 3 ways. Our preference is off-shore snap weights that range from 4 to 8 oz. Generally, the best depths are 55-80’. Good places to start are near steep rock cliffs and drop offs, the edges of deep holes, over the top of deep humps and especially where schools of ciscos and whitefish are found on your locator.
Trout are not always bottom orientated, they will sometimes suspend at depths of about 55-65’. When you find them here they’re usually feeding.