Planning a summer trip to fish Eagle Lake.
What resorts are recommended for a decent place to stay but more importantly their guide service ?
thanks in advance.
Got back this past Saturday. As stated the walleyes were in the weeds and on the edges. Found a few fish on deeper structure but the numbers were in the weeds. Smallie action was hot. Multiple doubles with a triple in the boat. Muskies were way more active then I have ever seen. Only had one hookup that shook loose about 10 seconds in. I need to work on my boatside skills to trigger more strikes on follows. Water was down significantly and was much warmer than we are used to this time of year. Can't wait till next year.
Just returned last night from Eagle Lake at Temple Bay Lodge.
1.There were mayflies hatching but in bays were there were weeds you found lots of walleyes small to over slot. Jig and minnow deadly. Had 100 fish days with hatch on. Biggest Walleye in our boat was 28". Our other boats had 28's and one 29". One 36" Northern the biggest in our group.
2.Humps off deep water Big Walleyes. Jig and Minnow
3. No bugs except one shorelunch island with a few mosquitos.
4. Lots of big storms a couple of days. When Guide boats don't go out you know it's a bad storm. Got chased off the lake 3 times in one day 10am -2pm and at 6pm. But the fishing was spectacular in between storms.
5. Water down a couple of feet but most hazards marked with bottles.
6. Saw very active Muskies while Walleye fishing.Had a 50" try attacking Walleye while reeling in.
JJ - Helmut's rock and Whisky barrel big Muskies.The one on Helmuths has sore mouth he took out 125 yards of 10 pound line and never stopped. Couldn't even slow him down with tight drag.Didnt get boat in right direction to follow. Hooked him on jig and minnow. Never saw him. Have a great trip.
The guide took us to the big basin to the south and east the two days we were with him on Eagle. That's where the numbers and size structure was the best. We had two days on Eagle unguided and we fished Myers, Waldorf and Vermilion Bays and the islands in the area with the camp boat. After making the 35-40 mile journey with the guide, I think that I could have found my way to the big basin and back but the camp boat only had a 50 hp motor so it would have taken us around an hour each way so we stayed closer to the lodge. The fishing in the Myer's/Waldorf/Vermilion Bay areas was good but no where as good as in the big basin to the southeast.
We're on our way home. Caught a lot of fish. We had two 100 fish-in the-boat days and one 150+ fish day which included 5 over the slot. Dad had two 24's and I had a 26, 27 and a 30". One of those days was for lake trout exclusively on a different lake. All three days were guided through AML by the most awesome guide I've ever fished with. Walleyes are in transition from spring to summer areas. The walleye were moving daily but are setting up on humps coming out of deep water. We also found fish in the shallower areas near new weed growth but the big fish were on the humps and deep rock structures. Jig and Minnow caught 99% of fish including the trout which were still shallow (25-45 fow). Color didn't seem to matter but we mainly used chartreuse or parrot pattern. We did get some trolling firetiger spinner rigs tipped with Minnows and with Rattling Raps on the days that we were on our own. We didn't have mayflies the whole week but had a bunch on the truck this morning when we left so they're just starting. If you need anything more specific, let me know. I can post more when I don't have to type with my thumbs.