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Muskie Fishing on Eagle Lake Ontario, Canada

Muskie Fishing

Eagle Lake is legendary as the only body of water in Northwest Ontario to produce muskies over 60 pounds. It is designated as a top trophy muskie lake and houses a genetically pure strain of giant muskie. In fact, muskie as long as 60 inches have been caught there and many serious muskie hunters believe the next world record will come from Eagle Lake.

The complex structure of the lake – a series of narrows connecting many bays - has given the Muskie perfect spawning grounds. 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. With suckers, cisco, tullibee, whitefish, and trout, our muskies have an average size of 54 inches. A near 100 percent release of all fish over this size has ensured that giant fish continue to grow within our waters.

Unforgettable Muskie Fishing Trips

At Andy Myers Lodge, we live and breathe fishing. Although muskies are commonly known as the fish of 10,000 casts, our guides will keep you on fish no matter what the time of year or weather conditions. The majority of these professionals have grown up fishing Eagle Lake since early childhood. Their knowledge of the lake and the best techniques to catch fish in a friendly manner is unsurpassed. The guide staff is equipped with spacious and comfortable boats, and the shore lunches will help to give you that true Canada fishing experience.

The Lodge is tucked away in the northeastern corner of the lake, but convenient to the Trans Canadian Highway and nearby Vermilion Bay. Our reputation for fishing excellence brings anglers from all across the US, Canada, and even Europe.

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.

As the temperature of the shallows rises 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.

Late fall produces some of the fattest fish caught all year long and the biggest muskies in Eagle Lake’s history are caught at this time of year. The Fall Trophy Muskie Hunt takes place in October. At this point 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.

Muskie Pro-Tips

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!

Book Your Trip at Andy Myers Lodge Today!

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

We invite you to browse our packages, then contact us to learn more about our availability, dates, and pricing.

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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Certified Checks for final payment accepted.
(Personal Checks accepted upon prior arrangement)

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