Walleye

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About Walleye Fishing in Eagle Lake Ontario Canada

Walleye Fishing

The Walleye is undoubtedly the fish that receives the most attention from fishermen and is most associated with Canadian fishing. The Walleye Pike is world renowned for its delicately delicious filets and is the object of many a tasty shore lunch and supper. The good news is, that unlike a lot of fish, the "good old days" of the Walleye are not just back in Grampa’s time. Walleye fishing is good now and will continue to be in the future.

Recently the MNR did an extensive study on Eagle Lake Ontario's walleye population and the data’s conclusion was that the mandatory slot limits of 18-23” (with voluntary release of fish over 23” at over 90%) imposed 25 years ago have done a remarkable job. Their implementation is and has been a huge factor in putting the walleye population density of Eagle Lake Canada in the top ten of all fisheries in Ontario, so there are many walleye fishing opportunities. The population structure supports unfathomable numbers of a multitude of year classes of the younger, eating-size fish under the slot 14-18”.  Because of the years of slot limits and voluntary angler release of bigger fish, the number of slots, trophy fish, and chances at fish 27-30” is one of the highest in Canada. Andy Myers Lodge guests never have a problem finding plenty of walleyes for a meal and trophy walleye fish are being boated daily.  The more likely problem is running out of bait before days’ end!

When it comes to equipment and tackle during a trip to Eagle lake, pursuing walleyes can be kept quite simple. The mainstays in the boxes of seasoned anglers' are jigs, lindy/Carolina rigs, spinner rigs, and crankbaits. You should have a variety of jigs in weights from 1/8 thru 3/8 oz. and in chart., org., blue, and plain shiny lead. The guides at Andy Myers Lodge prefer the Bait Rigs Odd Ball stand up jig for most rock and reef applications and the Slo Poke for weed and grass presentations. Good hooks and stand-up or hook-up designs increase hooking percentages and success. Primarily, jigs are tipped with minnows, crawlers, or leeches depending upon the time of the season and what the fish are telling us. Have some plastic jigs like Gulp and Havoc minnows, twisters, and paddle tails in both natural and bright colors for snap-jigging, hot bites, when you run out of live bait, or when going on day fly-in trips. In the clearer sections of the lake (where fish are just a bit touchier) and when reef fishing it’s tough to beat a lindy or Carolina rig or a big lively Dace minnow or crawler. You can buy pre-tied rigs or simply purchase the components and make them yourself.  Get some number 2, 4, or 6 octopus or circle hooks in red or black chrome, slip weights in 1/4-1/2 oz., small swivels, and some Seagur floro carbon leader material in numbers 8-15 and you'll be good to go.

In late ice-out, you will find walleyes still in, or near spawning areas while during both normal ice-out and the early season you will find more action in warming bays with emerging grass, shallow rock and gravel points, windblown shorelines, and downed timber.  This tends to be true in all areas where you find the warmest water and bait fish. As the season progresses into summer, some walleyes will use the heavy shade cover of weed beds. However, the most consistent biters and big concentrations will be on main lake humps, reefs, points, and hard bottom areas.  Mid-summer will also bring a suspended, trolling bite.  This is especially true in the PM trolling cranks on top of rising cisco schools over deep basins. As the seasons turn towards fall, the walleyes will do several things. Some will keep dropping deeper down and off the same structures towards the mud-line and hard bottom areas as the thermocline drops, coming back up to more shallow water afterward. Others will move into shallow weeds while some will follow migrating shiner or minnow schools into current areas and channels.

Jigging and rigging are the preferred presentations for smaller areas, grouped schools of fish, etc. But, when fish are scattered, roaming over flatter areas, or suspended over deeper water, presentations of spinner rigs with #3-#5 blades in silver and gold work best. Chart with live bait or trolling crankbaits like flicker shads, rapalas, rattling’ rouges, etc. This allows an angler to cover more ground and encounter more active fish. While there are many more presentations that will catch walleyes under specific situations, if you keep things simple with jigs, rigs, and cranks, you will be able to catch walleyes anywhere you go on Eagle Lake.  There are enough to keep you busy all day.

Walleye Fishing Tackle & Equiptment

For those on a fishing vacation, the equipment for fishing walleyes can also be kept simple. For jigging a 6’ to 6’-10” medium to medium light St. Croix spinning rod with a 1000-2000 series Shimano or Abu spinning reel, use a #6-8 mono or #15-20 braid with a 3’ floro leader.  This also applies for rigging a 7’ to 7’-6” medium light rod with the same reel/line options. For trolling, many like a 7’ to 8’-6” medium-medium light rod with a level wind line counter reel loaded with a 10# mono, 14-17# fireline, or a 20-30# braid (both with 10-12# floro leaders). For one rod that can do all, a 7’ medium light spinning rod with a 2000 series spinning reel, an 8# floro carbon, mono, or 15-20# braid will get you by on a vacation fishing trip. If you are flying commercially and want to save the hassle of extra baggage and fees, or you just simply don’t have the proper gear for a specific species, Andy Myers Lodge and it’s pro staff sponsored guides have top quality St Croix rods, Shimano and Abu reels available for your use.

BASS, WALLEYE & MUSKY OPENER WEEK

TONY & JOE PUCCIO & THE BAIT RIGS TEAM

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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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July 2 – August 6

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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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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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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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 is unmatched in the fishing industry!

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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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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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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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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

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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!!

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.

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(Personal Checks accepted upon prior arrangement)

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