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About Northern Pike Fishing in Eagle Lake Ontario Canada

Pike Fishing

Eagle Lake has an excellent population of all sizes for Northern Pike fishing. With a 20-year old slot limit of 27.5 to 35”, a trophy northern pike of over 20 lbs. and 42” are caught with regularity. Pike are a very popular species because of their reckless abandon and willingness to strike under almost any conditions.

While muskies and pike look similar, utilize many of the same forages, and at times inhabit the same type of structures, they are still very different. These differences are especially apparent with bigger pike, particularly those that have a low tolerance for water over 65°F, the temperature that muskies actually prefer.

Smaller, eating-sized fish and the occasional slot-pike can be caught while casting in shallow bays, weed beds, reed edges, and shallow rock bars. The best times for consistent angling success with larger fish are spring and fall, when water temperatures cool. From the season opener on the third Saturday in May until water temperatures approach 60°F, pike of all sizes will be using the bays. Bays with creeks leading into them provide the pike with great spawning areas and vegetation for protection and ambushing prey. Other key areas tend to be found where there are a lot of walleyes. Pike will feed on the walleyes, perch, suckers, and minnows that are drawn to the area because of the warm spring water. Suspended minnow baits like Husky Jerks, spoons, spinners and spinnerbaits along with jigs that have a light wire leader, chub, or sucker are great early season presentations. Or, use plastics such as lizards and reapers. Rubber baits like the smaller spring and regular Bull Dawg, and dead baiting ciscos or suckers on quickset rigs are also very effective. As the water warms up to 60 F and over, the small to medium-sized pike will usually stay in shallower water and can be found in the bays, weed beds, reeds, downed timber, and other shallow points. They can be found here throughout the season and can be easily caught.

The bigger, mature pike will head to deeper, cooler water. Bigger pike tend to suspend over the main basin where schools of ciscos are their main food source. They move on and off of the reefs where the walleyes also congregate.  They can also be caught by trolling deeper, diving minnow baits, and jigging with bigger plastics like tubes, flukes, and ripp’n dawgs. These are especially effective when paired with a light wire or floro-leadered Carolina rig with 5-7” suckers or dace minnows. Most of the largest pike boated from mid July through mid September are caught by walleye fishermen off the reefs, or those targeting pike in the same areas where walleyes and forage can be found.

Once the lake turns over and water temperatures drop below 50°F, the most consistent and predictable big pike fishing occurs. In late September through October, the big, fat pike that have been deep all summer begin to slide up to the edges of shallow structures by the deep basins. They follow the staging and spawning ciscos and whitefish that are feeding heavily. During the Fall Musky Hunt, many big pike of 36” to 48” are boated regularly by both musky and pike fishermen. The best baits, both casted and trolled, are the larger musky baits including Bull Dawgs, jerk baits, crankbaits, spinnerbaits, and large suckers in the 12”-18” range paired with quick set rigs. The fish prefer a big meal at this time of the season!

Northern Pike Fishing Tackle & Equipment

For targeting early season pike of all sizes, summer casting in the shallows, jigging, and trolling a bass casting outfit of 6’6”- 7’6” of medium to medium heavy with 17# mono or 50# braid along with a 60-80# floro, or a 60# wire leader on a 50 series Abu or 300 Shimano reel will do nicely.  If you prefer a 7’ medium action spinning set up with 30# braid, 20# fireline, or 14 # mono will do the job. These will handle the smaller to medium sized baits. During the fall, for bigger baits, trolling, and live baiting the same gear used for musky fishing is recommended. Besides a 15-20” pike, a 40” musky could possibly be caught as well.

For bait specifically targeting spring and summer pike, cast with # 4-5 Mepps spinners, Musky Mayhem Show Girls or Baby Girls, ½- ¾ oz. spinnerbaits or buzz baits, Baby Shallow Raiders, 6-8” Slammers, 7-9” Suicks, Johnson Silver Minnow with pork or plastic trailers.  These will all catch shallow, cover-orientated fish.

For the deeper summer fish, use ½- 1 oz. Lindy or Carolina rigs with 3’ of 20-40# floro or a 27-40# stranded wire leader and a small #2 hook quickset rig. A #1 octopus or circle hook (with a 5-7” live sucker or big dace minnow) or a ¼-3/4 oz. jig with a #1-2 hook and the same leader and bait selection can also be used. For artificial jigging options, use a ½-3/4 oz swimmer head jig with a plastic 5-7” fluke, Reaper, or a rubber bass jig and large craw. Rubber swim baits with sinking countdown ability like a reg Dawg, Medusa, tubes, Water wolf, or Boggs paddle tails can be deadly on large, deep pike. For trolling presentations, 5” spoon plugs, Ernies, Stretch Manns 20-30+ will get down to where you need them to be.

In the fall, the same baits that are effective for musky fishing will work for big pike. They particularly like reg and mag Dawgs, 9-10” Suicks, Depth Raiders, and spinnerbaits. While pike will eat anything that resembles natural foliage, they particularly like hot colors such as fire tiger, white, chart/org combos, etc. In water temperatures below 50°F, a 12-14” live sucker on a quickset rig presented along the edge of the 1st-2nd break line behind and below the boat is nearly impossible for a big pike to resist.

The American Plan

Details :

Includes: 6 day / 7 night accommodations, 16′ Standard Lund boat, home cooked meals at breakfast and dinner plus your choice of shore lunch or picnic box for lunch, late model boats with new motors, 36 gallons of gas, daily dock and maid services, fish cleaning and packaging, use of boats and motors on 5 remote lakes at no charge, marked maps, seminars and daily updates.

PLUS: MIDWEEK FLY-IN TO ONE OF 28 LAKES
Pick up after early breakfast, drop-off before late dinner right off the dock. Fly-In may be substituted for 4WD guided backcountry excursion to remote lake.

Plan Rates :

  • American Plan without Fly-in
    $1432.00 USD each – 2 per boat / $1321.00 USD  each – 3 per boat
  • American Plan without Fly-in – own boat
    $1294.00 USD each – 2 per own boat / $1233.00 USD each – 3 per own boat
  • American Plan with Fly-In
    $1651.00 USD each – 2 per boat / $1545.00 USD each – 3 per boat
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The Ultimate American Plan

Guided Packages include: 6 day / 7 night accommodations and all other American Plan amenities plus 1 day fly-in midweek to remote lake, guide trips including shore lunch and 18 ft upgrade boat on guide trips and evenings.

Details :

PLUS: MIDWEEK FLY-IN TO ONE OF 28 LAKES
Pick up after early breakfast, drop-off before late dinner right off the dock. Fly-In may be substituted for 4WD guided backcountry excursion to remote lake.

  • All inclusive other than recreational drinks and personal snacks.
  • Home cooked meals Breakfast & Supper plus your choice of Shore lunch or Box lunch.
  • Daily cabin cleaning and towel/linen changes.
  • 36 Gal free gas (6 gallons per day).
  • 18 Hour Dock Services Fish Cleaning/Freezing/Processing
  • Unlimited Ice
  • Orientation/Seminars/Map Marking/Rap Sessions
  • 16ft Standard Lund boat with 25hp Mercury motor
  • Use of boat and motors on 5 remote lakes at N/C

Plan Rates :

  • Guided 3 days with Fly-In
    $2237.00 USD each – 2 per boat / $1968.00 USD each – 3 per boat
  • Guided 3 days without Fly-In
    $1984.00 USD each – 2 per boat / $1718.00 USD each – 3 per boat
  • Guided 5 days with Fly-In
    $2625.00 USD each – 2 per boat / $2203.00 USD each – 3 per boat
  • Guided 5 days without Fly-In
    $2358.00 USD each – 2 per boat / $2037.00 USD each – 3 per boat
  • Guided 6 days – NO Fly-In
    $2508.00 USD each – 2 per boat / $2070.00 USD each – 3 per boat

Sportsmans Combo Package

  • Guided 2 days on surrounding lakes.
    PLUS 1 day Fly-in.
    PLUS 4wd Guided Safari
    PLUS 18 ft. upgrade boat.
    $2399.00 USD each – 2 per boat / $2085.00 USD each – 3 per boat
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Housekeeping Plan

Includes: 6 day / 7 night accommodations, 16' Standard Lund boats with new motors. 18 gallons of gas per boat, all towels and linens, daily dock service, midweek maid service, use of boats and motors on 5 remote lakes at no charge, marked maps and seminars.

Details :

Bring your own boat and enjoy free boat dockage and battery hook-up. (Single guide dates may be added at current rate.) Any number of days may be pro-rated to fit your schedule and a package tailor made for you.

Guided 1-6 days available at prevailing rates and discounted off regular rates for groups of 5 or more on guided packages (please inquire about details)

Plan Rates :

  • 1 – 4 persons
    $950.00 USD each – $1223.00 USD each with Fly-In
  • 5 – 6 persons
    $882.00 USD each – $1155.00 USD each with Fly-In
  • 7 persons or more
    $789.00 USD each – $1049.00 USD each with Fly-In
  • Guided 3 days, 2 per boat
    $1518.00 USD each
  • Guided 3 days, 3 per boat
    $1222.00 USD each
  • Guided 5 days, 2 per boat
    $1885.00 USD each
  • Guided 5 days, 3 per boat
    $1475.00 USD each

Sportsman Combo Package

  • Guided 2 days on Eagle Lake
    PLUS 1 day Fly-in
    PLUS 4wd Guided Safari
    PLUS 18 ft. boat upgrade
    $1765.00 USD each – 2 per boat / $1600.00 USD each – 3 per boat
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Short Stay Housekeeping

Details :

Accommodations and all other housekeeping amenities including: late model boats with new motors. 18 gallons of gas per boat, all towels and linens, daily dock service, midweek maid service, use of boats and motors on 5 remote lakes at no charge, marked maps and seminars. Bring your own boat and enjoy free boat dockage and battery hook-up. (Single guide dates may be added at current rate.)

Plan Rates :

  • 4 day / 5 night
    1-4 Persons:
    $825.00 USD each
    5 persons or more:
    $775.00 USD each
  • 5 day / 6 night
    1-4 Persons:
    $882.00 USD each
    5 persons or more:
    $835.00 USD each
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MULTI- SPECIES WEEK

Featuring Ron Barefield

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, Seminar Speaker.

Plan Rates :

To learn more about the availability and pricing for these weeks, please give us a call toll-free at 1-888-727-5865.

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Short Stay American Plan

Details :

Includes accommodations and all other American Plan amenities, except fly-in which may be added. (Single guide dates may be added at current rate)

Plan Rates :

  • 4 day / 5 night
    $1070.00 USD each
  • 5 day / 6 night
    $1255.00 USD each

 

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Package Upgrade

PLEASE NOTE: PACKAGES 1 - 5 can be upgraded with an 18 ft. Lund Boat, New 2014 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 US funds.
  • 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 U.S. funds.
  • Taxes are extra, 1/2 refundable.
  • No refunds for early departures.
  • Gas and bait allocated in packages is 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 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 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.

Plan Rates :


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

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