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Walleye Fishing on Eagle Lake Ontario Canada

Walleye Fishing

Eagle Lake Ontario is a one hundred square mile network of bays, shoals, and rocky points. It boasts over four hundred beautiful islands. Eagle Lake is considered to be in the top ten of all fisheries in Ontario, Canada, and it also happens to be one of the world’s primary locations for trophy walleyed pike. Pro anglers and beginners alike congregate at Andy Myers Lodge in order to gain the insights of a top class guiding staff and to experience AML’s unsurpassed reputation for service excellence.

Experience Walleye Fishing Trips of a Lifetime!

Many of the AML guides grew up on Eagle Lake. They know exactly where to catch this challenging and delicious fish, no matter what the season. Our guides will provide the best advice on the optimal water depth and temperature for walleye, as well as insights on their forage base of baitfish.

According to MNR studies and creel surveys, your chances of catching a fish that’s 27 to 30 inches or more is one of the highest in Canada at Eagle Lake. A couple of the fish caught here recently reached 14-pounds.

Not only will you be able to tell your friends back home that you caught a walleye “This big!”, you’ll also have plenty of opportunities to catch smaller fish that are perfect for lunch or dinner. Walleyes between one to three pounds are ideal for cooking. As any fisherman worth his salt will tell you, this is one of the most delicious freshwater fish, whether fried, grilled or baked.

Being a bigger lake with a dense forage-base of baitfish, Eagle Lake does on occasion produce world-class Walleyes. However, walleye are elusive, hermit-like fish. They prefer never to be seen. Catching a trophy walleye will present a challenge to even the most experienced anglers.

Walleye Fishing Season

The season begins in mid-May, but regardless of the time of year, Walleyes will use their excellent vision in poor light and feed more at dawn and dusk. They also like cloudy or overcast days and choppy conditions, as well as darkly stained water. AML guides will tell you that “walleye chop” – when the water is rough - is one of the indicators for good walleye fishing due to its increased feeding during these conditions.

During late ice-out on the lake you will find walleye in or near spawning areas. During normal ice-out and early in the season you’ll find walleye in warming bays with emerging grass, near shallow rocks, downed timber, and along the windblown shorelines.

As the season transitions into summer, you will find some walleyes in weed beds. In sunny conditions, walleye tend to move in schools to deeper shady areas. The most consistent biters and biggest concentrations will be on main lake humps, reefs, points, and hard bottom areas.

As fall approaches and the thermocline starts to drop, some walleye will continue to move down deeper into the lake basin towards the mud line and hard bottom areas. At this time of year, the fish begin to congregate around rocky lake basins with deeper water all around. Others move into shallow weeds, while still others follow migrating schools of shiner and minnows into current areas and channels.

Walleye Fishing Pro-Tips

Keep in mind that in springtime walleye will take almost any bait or lure, but these need special consideration through the summer months. Guides use a variety of techniques and strategies during this time.

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 to 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).

One of the best things about fishing for walleye is also that your tackle box can be kept quite simple. When getting ready to head out on the water, make sure you have a combination of Jigs, Lindy and/or Carolina Rigs, Spinner Rigs and Crankbaits.

Plan to carry a variety of jigs in weights from 1/8 to 3/8 ounces in colors like blue, black, chartreuse, and shiny lead. Our expert fishermen 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.

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 its pro staff sponsored guides have top quality St Croix rods, as well as Shimano and Abu reels available for your use.

While walleye can be caught using both live bait and artificial bait, we recommend topping your jigs with minnows, leeches, or crawlers, depending on when, where you’re fishing, and current conditions. Be sure to include in your arsenal some plastics such as kalins grubs, flukes, and Berkley Gulp because on many days you are sure to run out of live bait as the action can be so hot.

For the more adventurous, night fishing is often when trophy walleye are caught. However, keep in mind that trolling at night requires care and preparation. Be sure to locate your minnows while it is still bright!

Book Your Trip to Andy Myers Lodge Today!

You’re in for an unforgettable experience when you book your walleye fishing trip at Andy Myers Lodge.

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

Bass, Walleye & Muskie Opener

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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Muskie & 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 12+ years.

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Walleye, Muskie & Bass Week

Featuring John Gillespie & Pete Maina.

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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 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.

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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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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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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 :

  • $285.00 – $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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MasterCard, VISA, Traveler’s Checks, Cash or
Certified Checks for final payment accepted.
(Personal Checks accepted upon prior arrangement)

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