Muskies are at the top of the food chain on Eagle Lake, but like any other fish, they follow patterns and trends. These giants have little or nothing to fear and no issue eating what they want when they want it. Although they don’t want to work too hard for their food, they will often follow a potential meal for a long time before even thinking about eating it. This includes even your most expensive bait!
If you are new to muskie fishing, keep in mind that your bait will differ based times of the year and conditions. Casting Bucktails, jerk baits, spinner baits and surface lures are ideal for these fish, while glide baits are hard work, but really effective, as are “walk-the-dog” topwater baits. The most popular Bucktails are double 9 or 10 blades, and we also recommend a 100-pound-test braided line and a 150-pound-test fluorocarbon leader.
Pro anglers always catch-and-release these monsters. Eagle Lake is one of the first lakes in Ontario to implement the “under 54 inch” catch-&-release rule. This means virtually every Muskie caught in the last 15 years has been released. So take a picture, release the fish and get a replica made – it’s the reason why the next muskie caught on Eagle Lake may be the jewel in the crown!
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