Eagle Lake in Ontario, Canada the ideal destination for fishing adventures.
The star of the show in a Northwoods fishing adventure is the lake itself and you couldn’t choose a more glorious destination than Eagle Lake. It is one of only a few lakes where you can catch all five species of the great Northwoods gamefish in both numbers and trophy sizes. Walleye, northern pike, lake trout, smallmouth bass, and muskellunge are abundant and many anglers catch the fish of a lifetime during their trip. Look at the fishing pictures posted here to see the proof. Target your favorite or catch them all.
In addition to fishing, there are other key reasons to choose Eagle Lake. Universally recognized as among the most beautiful of all lakes, Eagle Lake is immense at 68,000 acres, yet it is also intimate, mixing stretches of big open water with maze-like collections of islands and bays. Some Canadian lakes are almost oceanic, meaning that when the wind blows and the waves rise, your fishing becomes difficult or dangerous, but Eagle Lake offers so many channels and protected areas that you can fish successfully during the most challenging weather. It’s impossible to overstate the importance of that when your long-anticipated trip is at stake. The different sections of Eagle Lake also offer extreme variation in water color, from crystal clear to deeply tea-stained, allowing you to fish the kind of water you prefer, or select the place where the fish are biting best. You really couldn’t find a more magnificent setting for your Canadian fishing adventure.
Historic Andy Myers Fishing and Hunting Lodge is now better than ever.
Until the late 1930s, Vermilion Bay, Ontario was just a construction and mining camp on the Canadian Pacific Railway. But, in 1939, construction of the Trans-Canada Highway gave pioneer Andy Myers the bold idea to create a tourist camp by cutting a road through the forest to a high spot above what would become Myers Bay on Eagle Lake. The lodge, one of the first in the region, fronted on an untouched fishing paradise and, the very next year, Edward Walden went out from the new camp and caught a 61.9-pound musky that held the Canadian record for 48 years. The pattern was set, and Andy Myers Lodge became the place for serious anglers.
Later in the season, the lodge also attracts hunters, who come seeking trophy whitetail deer, waterfowl, and wolves. You can also combine your hunting and fishing adventures to experience the best of both worlds. This is the top location for hunters in Canada.
Today, owners Julian and Nicky Kalka are investing substantially in improving every aspect of the legendary camp. They are replacing and modernizing the accommodations so that you stay in cozy, climate-controlled cabins within feet of the lake. There is a new 7,000 square foot main lodge where hearty meals are served and friendships forged around the fireplace and large screen TV. You can get that warm jacket or special bait in the lodge tackle shop.
Other investments are even more important to your successful trip. Andy Myers Lodge has the best fleet of boats in the business—fast, seaworthy, and equipped with live wells, trolling motors, and depth-finders, all features that are critical on big, demanding water. And the best boats of all belong to the professional guides at the lodge. This crew is the most experienced group in the region and they, like all the staff at the lodge, are completely dedicated to making sure that you have the trip of your dreams.
Customize your trip with our Packages and Special Weeks
Everybody’s ideal trip is unique and our packages can be customized to meet your requirements. Do you prefer the economy and freedom of a housekeeping cabin where you provide your own meals and set your own schedule? No problem with our Housekeeping Packages. Or do want professional guides to lead you to the fish, prepare a memorable shore lunch on the lake, and then bring you to camp in time to eat the hearty meals in the lodge? Again, easily arranged with the Full American Plan. We take guests on 4-wheel and floatplane adventures to remote lakes where the fish rarely see a boat. And, as the fishing changes throughout the season, we offer guest instructors and special weeks from the season openers to the fall musky hunt.