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About Muskie Fishing on Eagle Lake Ontario Canada

Muskie Fishing

Eagle lake is world famous for its trophy Muskie fishing opportunities. It has a genetically pure and giant strain of fish, all types of musky habitats, as well as a virtually unlimited base of high-calorie forage.

With suckers, cisco, tullibee, whitefish, and trout, Eagle Lake's muskies are able to reach up their size potential. Twice it has held the world record for fish boated over 60".  Eagle Lake has such a large average size for muskie fishing that a minimum 54” size limit is in place as well as a mandatory, near-100% release of all fish over 54”. Anglers come from all across the US, Canada, and even Europe in pursuit of fish that reach sizes of up to 54”!

Many hold the belief that another world record will be one of Eagle Lake's future accomplishments. When discussion arises about Eagle Lake and its world class muskie fishing, Andy Myers Lodge is most certainly included in the conversation. Here we live and breathe musky fishing. Nowhere else will you find the same passion or feel the same energy as you will every day of the musky season here, from the opener on Saturday, June 3rd through the Fall Trophy Musky Hunt in late September and early October.

From the season opener on Saturday, June 3rd to mid/late July you will typically find muskies in shallow weed beds, shallow rocky points and bars, or in saddles between islands and points. Good choices are blades, top waters, and jerk bait or minnow baits in the small to medium size range. Mid July thru August and into early September finds the fish using many of the same structures as earlier in the season.  However, there is a trend towards the use of more mid-lake structures such as reefs, deeper humps and weed beds that are close to the main lake basin. The bait selection is typically dominated by large-bladed spinners in 9" or 10" sizes, along with crankbaits and rubber swimbaits. As the season progresses into September and October and the Fall Trophy Musky Hunt approaches, the musky locational patterns generally shift to rock reefs, island clusters, steep walls, current areas, and points near or on the edge of the main lake basins. Remaining weeds can be a sleeper success, especially during a warming Indian summer. Along with casting presentations, trolling and live bait options can also be part of the mix. Traditionally, some of the biggest muskies in Eagle’s history have been found during this part of the season.  Serious anglers target trophies during September and October.

Muskie Fishing Tackle & Equipment

Due to the large average size of lures and presentations and the hundreds of times a day you will cast, proper equipment is required for correct presentation, ease of use, lessening of fatigue, and for fighting and quickly subduing large fish. There are many lengths and actions to go along with the many styles and sizes of baits, but our all-around first choice for one, all season outfit, would be an 8’6” heavy fast action rod like the St Croix Premier, Mojo, Legend Tournament or Elite. A 50 or 60 series reel like the Abu NACL or Abu  Beast, Shimano Calcutta B, D, or Conquest.  They should have a power handle and  filled to the top of the spool with 80# Seagur Threadlock braid or Berkley’s Fireline braid and a 100-130# 18” Stealth Tackle floro carbon leader. For earlier in the season and when using smaller baits, a medium-heavy with 65# might be a better option. For burning big blades, like #10-13, pitching the biggest rubber, and jerking big minnow baits, a 9’ xxh with 100# is used by many. For trolling and live bait, specialized action and line counter reels can be used. However, our recommendations will work consistently for most fishermen.

For bait selection from the season’s opener through early September, blades are tough to beat. There is an assortment of sizes from #8-!0, in both double and single blade configurations, in silver, black, chrome, chart, and org.  Choose those with dark tails and matching highlights in gold, copper with gold, brown, or yellow. Top water choices are many, but a zig zag topwater like the Doc or One Eye and a tail spinner like the Pacemaker or Top Raider will do the trick. For jerkbaits, it’s tough to beat a 10” Suick in firetiger, walleye, or black paired with a Phantom Soft Tail in hot perch. For crankbaits, a jointed perch Depth Raider, walleye colored Triple D, and Gramas or Jakes in tenn shad, gold foil or hot perch is an excellent choice. Minnow baits in 7-8” like Slammers and Big Game in natural perch, sucker, and walleye patterns will be effective.  Rubber baits like the Bull Dawg, Big Joe, and Medussa in black, cisco, and walleye are also good choices. For fall, trolling Jakes, Gramas, Musky Train MX, Headlocks, Depth Raiders, Believers, and Legends are great options. Generally, hues of white, perch, brown, yellow, or gold baitfish should be your staples. There are countless options and colors to choose from when it comes to musky baits, but following these recommendations will give you the tools you need to fish different structures, depths, and seasons efficiently. If there are baits you have been successful with elsewhere and you have confidence in them, bring them along! Angler confidence is key. If you can’t get any action using one of those, you probably aren’t going to. Now, all you need to do is put them in front of a hungry musky! This is ultimately the most important thing; that and taking good pictures of course!

Bass, Walleye & Musky Opener

TONY & JOE PUCCIO & THE BAIT RIGS TEAM

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July 2 – August 6

Walleye tournament pros, championship qualifier, only angler to be Sportsman of the Year, in both Pro Walleye Circuits, tackle designer and fishing instructors.

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Trophy Musky Week

You'll be along side the fishing pro Spence Petros. Big fish and good times are guaranteed.

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August 21 – 27

Spence has over 35 years of experience on all sections of Eagle Lake. He is a multi-species expert, field editor, University of Esox instructor, frequent guest on many TV shows. One of the original founding fathers of many of the concepts that shape/structure/pattern fishing and techniques as we know it today.

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Musky & Walleye Week

Featuring Rob Manthei

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One of the best tournament anglers, guides, educators, writers and TV personalities in the business. Multi-tournament winner and MWC team of the year. Rob has been part of the AML pro instructors staff for 8+ years.

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Trophy Musky Week 2

Featuring Pete Maina

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Pete Maina is North America’s number one authority on Muskie and Pike fishing. He is an entrepreneur, an accomplished author, photographer, and speaker. Pete also hosts of The Next Bite TV on Versus, airing its 7th season, and will be filming at AML.

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Walleye, Musky & Bass Week

Featuring John Gillespie

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One of the Nation’s most popular TV hosts will be filming the exciting TV Series Waters & Woods. John’s enthusiasm and passion for the sport are unmatched in the fishing industry!

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Multi-Species Week

Featuring Ron Barefield

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40 years experience as one of the top tournament pros and instructors in the Mid-West. Multi-Species expert and of the top educators in the country. Outdoor Writer, TV Personality, Seminar Speaker.

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Fall Trophy Musky Hunt

4 exciting weeks with Julian Kalka, Steve Herbeck, Rob Manthei, Steve Heiting, Spencer Bergman, Kevin Schmidt, Jeff Wallace and the AML Pro Staff. History has proven this to be THE TROPHY TIME on Eagle Lake.

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September 6 – October 4

This period has produced 52 muskies over 40 lbs. in the 1994 – 2013 seasons!
Learn late fall trolling, live bait and casting techniques from the pros and how to apply them on WORLD RECORD potential water.
FREE Ron Lax Reproduction for large released fish during this time period.

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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.

Plan Rates :

  • $325.00 USD
    Per week, per boat
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Fly-Ins

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
    (dependent on distance and # of guests flying)
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Check-In and Deposits

Saturday Check-In: 3 PM or Later 4-5 day packages: Check-In Saturday, Sunday, or Monday.

Details :

  • 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.

We reserve the right to add surcharges due to dramatic increases in supply prices or exchange rates.

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(Personal Checks accepted upon prior arrangement)

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