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Muskie Fishing On Eagle Lake Ontario, Canada

Muskie Fishing

Eagle Lake in Ontario, Canada is world-famous for its trophy Muskie fishing opportunities. The lake provides the perfect haven for avid fishermen because it houses a genetically pure strain of giant muskie. The fish are able to top the scales because the lake contains countless muskie habitats and plenty of high-calorie food for the muskie to eat. There truly is no better place in the world to reel in a giant muskie.

Unforgettable Musky Fishing Trips at Andy Myers Lodge

When you schedule a musky fishing trip at Andy Myers Lodge, you’re in for the experience of a lifetime.

Our musky fishing trips are world-class because our muskies are able to reach their full size. With suckers, cisco, tullibee, whitefish, and trout, our muskies have an average size of 54 inches. Our mandatory, near 100 percent release of all fish over this size ensures that giant fish continue to grow within Eagle Lake’s waters.

Anglers come from all across the US, Canada, and even Europe because Eagle Lake has twice held the world record for a fish boated over 60 inches. Another world record could be within your reach when you visit Andy Myers Lodge!

Muskie Fishing Season

At Andy Myers Lodge, we live and breathe muskie fishing. Nowhere else will you find the same passion or feel the same energy during muskie fishing season.

The season opens on Saturday, June 3rd when our first round of fisherman come knocking on our door for a comfortable place to stay while they attempt to catch a record holding muskie of their own.

The season progresses through mid to late July when Muskies are generally found in shallow weed beds, shallow rocky points and bars, or in saddles between islands and points. To find the biggest fish during mid-season, we recommend our fishermen use blades, top waters, jerk bait, and minnow bait in the small to medium size range.

Throughout August and early September, you can find muskie lounging in their earlier habitats, but they can also be found in reefs, deeper humps, and weed beds that are close to the main lake basin. This time of year, it’s best to use large-blade spinners in 9-inch or 10-inch sizes, along with crankbaits and rubber swimbaits.

The Fall Trophy Musky Hunt takes place in October, which means serious anglers start arriving at Andy Myers Lodge. This late in the season, muskies are most likely to be found in rock reefs, island clusters, near steep walls, strong current areas, and points near or on the edge of the main lake basin. Casting presentations, trolling, and live bait are popular during this time.

The end of the season brings with it the largest fish of the year. The biggest muskies in Eagle Lake’s history have been caught in September and October.

Book Your Muskie Fishing Trip Today

Rooms and packages can go fast, especially during peak muskie season in Ontario, Canada, so make sure you book your stay with us as soon as possible.

Browse our packages. Then, contact us to learn more about our availability, dates, and pricing.

Muskie Fishing Tackle & Equipment

Here at Andy Myers Lodge, we know a thing or two about what makes for a successful musky fishing trip. Because we’re experienced musky fishermen ourselves, we’re able to provide expert advice to our guests.

Proper equipment is required for correct presentation, ease of use, lessening of fatigue, and for fighting and quickly subduing large fish. Our recommendation for best all-season outfit is an 8-foot, 6-inch, heavy, fast action rod. A few recommended rods are the St. Croix Premier, Mojo, Legend Tournament, and Elite.

Our recommendation for reels includes a 50 or 60 series reel. A few specific examples are the Abu NACL or Abu Beast, Shimano Calcutta B or D, and Conquest. No matter which reel you choose, it should have a power handle. For the best results, choose a reel that is filled to the top of the spool with 80-pound Seaguar Threadlock braid or Berkley’s Fireline braid. The reel should be equipped with a 100 to 130-pound, 18-inch stealth tackle fluorocarbon leader.

There are some exceptions to these recommendations. If you’re fishing earlier in the season and using smaller bait, a medium-heavy, 65-pound braid would be a better option. When it comes to burning big blades—like the #10-13—pitching the biggest rubber, and jerking big minnow baits, a 9-foot XXH with a 100-pound limit is recommended. For trolling and live bait, specialized action and line counter reels can be used.

Muskie Lures and Bait

Blades are our top recommendation because they work well from the season opener through early September. Choose those with dark tails and matching highlights in gold, copper with gold, brown, or yellow.

Zig zag top waters are also a good choice, especially the Doc and One Eye, or a tail spinner, like the Pacemaker or Top Raider.

Recommended jerkbaits include the 10-inch Suick in firetiger, walleye, or black paired with a Phantom Soft Tail in hot perch.

If you’re fishing with crankbaits, opt for a jointed perch Depth Raider, walleye colored Triple D, or Grandmas or Jakes in tenn shad, gold foil, or hot perch.

Minnow baits in 7 to 8-inch lengths, 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. In the fall, try trolling Jakes, Grandmas, Musky Train MX, Headlocks, Depth Raiders, Believers, and Legends. Generally, hues of white, perch, brown, yellow, or gold baitfish should be your staples.

These recommendations will allow you to fish different structures, depths, and seasons. However, if you have 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, bring along a camera so you can prove to all your friends back home just how big that muskie really was!

Bass, Walleye & Musky Opener

Tony & Joe Puccio & The Bait Rigs Team: July 2 - August 6

Details :

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 alongside the fishing professional Spence Petros. Big fish and good times are guaranteed. August 21 - 17

Details :

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. Dates TBA.

Details :

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 12+ years.

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Trophy Musky Week 2

Featuring Pete Maina.

Details :

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 & Pete Maina. August 14 - 18 & October 22 - 26

Details :

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!

Pete Maina is North America’s number one authority on muskie and pike fishing. He is an entrepreneur, an accomplished author, photographer, and speaker.

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Multi-Species Week

Featuring Ron Barefield & John Stone.

Details :

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, and seminar speaker.

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Fall Trophy Musky Hunt

4 exciting weeks with Steve Herbeck, and the AML Pro Staff. History has proven this to be THE TROPHY TIME on Eagle Lake. September 6 - October 4

Details :

This period has produced 62 muskies over 40 lbs. in the 1994 – 2016 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

Details :

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!

Plan Rates :

  • $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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MasterCard, VISA, Traveler’s Checks, Cash or
Certified Checks for final payment accepted.
(Personal Checks accepted upon prior arrangement)

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