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Lake Trout in Eagle Lake Ontario, Canada

Lake Trout Fishing

There are many lakes in the area that contain lake trout — but there’s only one Eagle Lake. At Andy Myer’s Lodge, you’ll have the opportunity to hook some of the biggest trout in the region!

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.


Lake Trout Fishing Tackle & Equipment

At Andy Myer’s Lodge, our aim is to set you up for a successful lake trout fishing trip. Because we’re experienced lake trout fishermen ourselves, we’re able to provide expert advice to all of our guests.

For jigging, either casting equipment or spinning equipment will work. Fill reels with either braid, Nano, or Fireline of 10-14# for sensitivity and good hook-sets in deeper water. Because of the clearness of the water, use a 4-6’ 12# floro leader with a good ball bearing snap.

Our recommendation is to pick a rod 6’6” – 7” with a medium to medium-heavy action, with good back bone, and a fast tip. Casting early in the season requires the long range approach. A long spool spinning reel filled with 10# Berkley Nano, a 4’ of 10# Seagur floro leader with a ball bearing snap and a 7’6” medium action rod will put the baits far enough away so shallow, clear water fish aren’t spooked.

Trolling for lake trout is much more efficient when you can replicate success. This means being able to put your baits at duplicate successful depths. We recommend line counter reels like the Abu 6500 lc and Shimano Tekota lc filled with 12-14# floro, 30# braid, or Berkley Fireline. Use a 4-6’ 14-17# Seaguar floro leader and a 8-9’ m action rod like the St Croix’s Icon 8’6” medium 2-piece. This is perfect for flat lining, snap weighting, three-way rigging, dipsy diving, and in-line planer boards. If you don’t have line counters, simply use a level wind reel and count the number of passes of the pawl or count the backward revolutions of your reel handle with spinning reels.

These recommendations will ensure a successful lake trout fishing trip at Andy Myer’s Lodge. But if you’ve been successful with other equipment, bait, or lures in the past, feel free to bring them along! Angler confidence is key. So no matter what you choose to fish with, make sure you bring along a little determination. And, of course, pack a camera so you can prove to all your friends back home just how big that lake trout really was!

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Featuring Ron Barefield & John Stone.

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Package Upgrade

PLEASE NOTE: PACKAGES 1 - 5 can be upgraded with an 18 ft. Lund Boat, New Yamaha 50HP 4 Stroke motor, locator, live well, padded swivel seats, casting deck with Bow mount trolling motor and storage compartments.

Details :

  • Single Pro-Staff Guide dates available upon request at current rate.
  • Any number of days may be pro-rated to fit your schedule and a package tailor made for you.
  • Also, kids under 5 come for free, kids under 10 get 50% off, and kids under 16 get 30% off.
  • All prices are quoted in USD.
  • Special rates available for larger groups!
  • Bring your own boat and enjoy free boat dockage, staff services, electric hookup, remote lake boat use all at no charge.

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  • $325.00 USD
    Per week, per boat
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DAILY FLY-INS to one of over 28 Remote Lakes

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Experience a mid-week fly-in for a change of pace and adventure. Get picked up after an early breakfast by experienced pilots and fly in a Beaver or Otter 30 to 70 miles to your own lake for the day. Lakes will have boats, motors, gas. You will be briefed and outfitted with detailed maps, and all equipment needed. You will be back in the comfort of your cabin and the lodge for supper. Walleyes, pike, bass, trout, muskies, just let us know what you want to fish for and we’ll get you there!

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  • $280.00 – $325.00 USD
    per person
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Saturday Check-In: 3 PM or Later 4-5 day packages: Check-In Saturday, Sunday, or Monday.

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  • All prices in USD.
  • Taxes are extra, 1/2 refundable.
  • No refunds for early departures.
  • Gas and bait allocated in packages are deducted from all usage including guide dates.
  • Guests are responsible for damage to boats, motors, and equipment – optional insurance policy available.
  • $200.00 USD deposit per person, per reservation.
  • $50.00 USD deposit for Guide Dates and Fly-Ins.
  • $600.00 USD deposit per person for Hunts, $1000 USD by August 1st with the balance due upon arrival.
  • Deposits are non-refundable and may be used at a later date of the same season or transferred to new party booking of the same season. Deposit may be transferred to following year if we can rebook your previous booking.

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