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Lake Trout Fishing on Eagle Lake Ontario, Canada

Lake Trout Fishing

Trout on Eagle Lake are known to grow to a massive size and put up a fight that anglers would usually expect in the ocean. As the expert guides at Andy Myers Lodge will tell you, lake trout fishing is one of the most active forms of game fishing you can do today. Some say it’s the closest thing to tracking and hunting on the water.

The more remote the area of the lake, the more likely you are to find trout. That’s why it’s important to enjoy the benefit of a guide’s advice. These tasty fish like cold water, so the depth at which you fish at certain times of the year is very important. As the water heats up, you need to go deeper.

Unforgettable Lake Trout Fishing in Ontario, Canada

It is believed that more than a quarter of the planet’s lake trout population resides in Ontario, and Eagle Lake covers an area of no less than one hundred square miles of that province, with trout that routinely reach 15-20+ lbs. and an average of 5-12 lbs. What’s more, we know just where these critters like to spend their days!

The trout population is stable and strong, with trout consistently hooked close to camp in the spring and winter periods and within several miles during the warm water season. Andy Myers Lodge is situated between the two deep holes for warm-water fishing on Eagle Lake: The Western Arm and Portage Bay.

Andy Myers Lodge also has multiple opportunities for you to expand your lake trout experience. For the more adventurous, a short portage to boats on beautiful Buzzard Lake, or a scenic boat cruise up a meandering creek through the Canadian wilderness to Clearwater Lake, and to top it off multiple guided 4WD trip options to many nearby remote lakes ensures you will have an incredible fishing experience.

Lake Trout Fishing Season

You can test your mettle against the area’s biggest lake trout in a beautiful setting when you visit Andy Myers Lodge. Lake trout inhabit a large area of Eagle Lake, Ontario during the winter and early ice out, but as temperatures increase, the area they frequent begins to narrow to the deepest waters of the lake. One of the best times to fish for Lake Trout is early spring right after ice out.

With the warming waters, the trout gradually migrate toward deep holes where they spend the summer months. During this time, the lake trout cruise around looking for schools of forage and feed on the rocky shorelines, points, and in narrow areas where currents are created.

By mid to late June, the majority of the lake trout in Eagle Lake will be found from Gilbert’s Stretch to Trout Hole #2 in the Western Arm, as well as in Portage Bay. If the water temperatures drop to around 50°F before the season closes, you’ll find some fantastic shallow-water casting spots as they move up to shallow reefs and shoals to spawn. If you time it right, you’ll have multiple lake trout chasing your lures and flashing and darting until hook up.

Sometimes you’ll even be able to cast at rolling, splashing fish. Trout are fall spawners and the season closes on September 30th opening again on January 1st for an amazing ice fishing experience.

Lake Trout Fishing Pro-Tips

The lure used when fishing for lake trout will differ based on factors like the water depth, the season, the average size of the trout population, and the available baitfish. Always try to select lures that mimic native bait fish and talk with AML guides, who have typically fished this area their entire lives.

Our guides will tell you that trolling is much more efficient when you can replicate success. This means being able to put your baits at duplicate successful depths. Line counter reels like the Abu 6500 lc and Shimano Tekota lc filled with 12-14# floro, 30# braid, or Berkely Fireline are best. Use a 4-6’ 14-17# Seagur floro leader and a 8-9’ m action rod like the St Croix’s Icon 8’6” medium 2 piece. This is perfect for flatlining, snap weighting, three-way rigging, dipsy diving, and in-line planer boards.

During spring and early summer long line trolling works best, with inline planer boards paired with spoons such as Cleos, Sutton, and lil’ wolfies or minnow baits such as Yo-Zuri’s and Rapalas. Slow trolling spinner rigs or cowbells with live suckers or filleted sucker strips can also do the job, but when it comes to using live bait for lake trout, it’s hard to beat the good old fashioned nightcrawler. Remember that lake trout have a tendency to stay in the same area. The odds are that if you catch one in a specific area then there are likely to be more close at hand.

If you don’t have line counters, simply use a level wind reel and count the number of passes of the pawl. For jigging, either casting equipment or spinning equipment will work. Fill reels with either braid or Fireline of 10-14# for sensitivity and good hook-sets in deeper water. Because of the clearness of the water, use a 4-6’ 12# floro leader with a good ball bearing snap.

Lake trout are a very powerful fish. Pick a rod 6’-6’6” with a medium to medium heavy action, good backbone, and fast tip. Casting early in the season requires the long-range approach. Our guides recommend a fluorocarbon leader rather than monofilament. A long spool spinning reel filled with 10# Berkely Nano, a 4’ 10# floro leader with a ball bearing snap and a 7’6” medium action rod will put the baits far enough away so shallow, clear water fish aren’t spooked. Hold on tight when an Eagle Lake trout hits your lure, and get ready for a lengthy battle!

Book Your Trip to Andy Myers Lodge Today!

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

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

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Featuring Ron Barefield & John Stone.

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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, and seminar speaker.

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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.

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  • 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.
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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!

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Saturday Check-In: 3 PM or Later 4-5 day packages: Check-In Saturday, Sunday, or Monday.

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  • Taxes are extra, 1/2 refundable.
  • No refunds for early departures.
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  • Guests are responsible for damage to boats, motors, and equipment – optional insurance policy available.
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  • 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.

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