Walley Fishing at Eagle Lake Island Lodge Ontario

Eagle Lake is a top-producing trophy Walleye Lake and is rated as one of the top ten Walleye fisheries in Ontario. The species averages from 15 inches to 27 inches in length, and many in the 27-inch to 30+-inch range. Walleye’s have a dark green back and a gold to white colored belly. On their back dorsal fin, which has 12 to 16 spines, are very sharp, almost needle like. Some of their key characteristics are its large silvery eye, a black blotch at the base of its dorsal fin, and a white blotch at the tip of its tail.

They can be found in relatively shallow waters during the months of May and June. They migrate to the deeper water as the season progresses where they settle into their summer holes for some of the most consistent fishing we see. As the summer starts to turn to fall, these large schools of fish start to move back to their spawning areas where they find an abundance of baitfish. You can expect to find these fish in depths of water ranging from 6 feet to 35 feet.

The most common method used to catch walleye is to jig for them using various size lead head jigs tipped with a minnow. The most important key to jigging is to be able to feel the lake bottom. A favorite technique at Eagle Lake Island Lodge is the use of crawler harnesses. These are used throughout the season at the lodge and are a favorite of our fishing guides. Other techniques commonly used in this area include casting or trolling crank baits (this is best suited for spring and fall fishing when they are shallow), and trolling weighted spinners, also tipped with a minnow.

Check out our guide's tackle recommendations below.

For walleye, a 6'6" to 7' long spinning rod with a medium to medium light action and a 2500-3000 series spinning reel equipped with 8-10 pound test mono-filament or fluorocarbon line. Pink and white combo, chartreuse, yellow and orange combo lead jig heads are my favorite but ALL other colors work as well and should have a range of jigheads from 1/4oz to 3/8oz weights. Depending on time of year we use jig'n worm, jig'n minnow or crawler harnesses with 1oz egg weights. The harnesses we will have available at the lodge but you are welcomed to pick up some of your own with variation in color patterns and size if you'd like. We use chartreuse and orange harnesses here at the lodge.

Walleye fishing opens the 3rd Saturday in May and remains open until the end of the year.

Couple of Walleyes caught on Eagle Lake
Couple of Walleyes caught on Eagle Lake
Great Walleye from Eagle Lake, Ontario
Great Walleye from Eagle Lake, Ontario
Matt and Steph land a nice Walleye
Matt and Steph land a nice Walleye
Just another days work
Just another days work
Father Daughter Walleyes
Father Daughter Walleyes
Like Mother like Daughter
Like Mother like Daughter
Awesome 2017 Eagle Lake Walleye
Awesome 2017 Eagle Lake Walleye
27 inch Eagle Lake Walleye
27 inch Eagle Lake Walleye
32" Walleye
32" Walleye
Alex and Brody dual Walleyes
Alex and Brody dual Walleyes
Matt's Giant Walleye in October on Eagle Lake
Matt's Giant Walleye in October on Eagle Lake
Lizzy showing off her walleye
Lizzy showing off her walleye
Nice Walleye Chris
Nice Walleye Chris
Full string of walleye from Eagle Lake, Ontario
Full string of walleye from Eagle Lake, Ontario
Walleye fishing in Eagle Lake, Ontario
Walleye fishing in Eagle Lake, Ontario
Beautiful Walleye caught on Eagle Lake
Beautiful Walleye caught on Eagle Lake
Awesome Walleye caught on Eagle Lake, Ontario
Awesome Walleye caught on Eagle Lake, Ontario
Beautiful string of Walleye, caught by father and son
Beautiful string of Walleye, caught by father and son
Jason's big beautiful Eagle Lake Walleye
Jason's big beautiful Eagle Lake Walleye
Beautiful walleye from Eagle Lake
Beautiful walleye from Eagle Lake
Beautiful Walleye from Eagle Lake, Ontario
Beautiful Walleye from Eagle Lake, Ontario
Rick's 27" Walleye from Eagle Lake, Ontario
Rick's 27" Walleye from Eagle Lake, Ontario
Nice 28" Eagle Lake Walleye caught by Richie!
Nice 28" Eagle Lake Walleye caught by Richie!
Father and Daughter catch a Giant Walleye on Eagle Lake, Ontario
Father and Daughter catch a Giant Walleye on Eagle Lake, Ontario
Nice 31.5" Walleye caught on their last day of Eagle Lake fishing
Nice 31.5" Walleye caught on their last day of Eagle Lake fishing
Zack's beautiful Walleye caught in 45-50 feet of Eagle Lake water!
Zack's beautiful Walleye caught in 45-50 feet of Eagle Lake water!
Always a great day to catch some Walleye on Eagle Lake!
Always a great day to catch some Walleye on Eagle Lake!
Geri's beautiful 28" Walleye from Eagle Lake, Ontario
Geri's beautiful 28" Walleye from Eagle Lake, Ontario
Couple of Walleyes caught on Eagle Lake
Couple of Walleyes caught on Eagle Lake
Great Walleye from Eagle Lake, Ontario
Great Walleye from Eagle Lake, Ontario
Matt and Steph land a nice Walleye
Matt and Steph land a nice Walleye
Just another days work
Just another days work
Father Daughter Walleyes
Father Daughter Walleyes
Like Mother like Daughter
Like Mother like Daughter
Awesome 2017 Eagle Lake Walleye
Awesome 2017 Eagle Lake Walleye
27 inch Eagle Lake Walleye
27 inch Eagle Lake Walleye
32" Walleye
32" Walleye
Alex and Brody dual Walleyes
Alex and Brody dual Walleyes
Matt's Giant Walleye in October on Eagle Lake
Matt's Giant Walleye in October on Eagle Lake
Lizzy showing off her walleye
Lizzy showing off her walleye
Nice Walleye Chris
Nice Walleye Chris
Full string of walleye from Eagle Lake, Ontario
Full string of walleye from Eagle Lake, Ontario
Walleye fishing in Eagle Lake, Ontario
Walleye fishing in Eagle Lake, Ontario
Beautiful Walleye caught on Eagle Lake
Beautiful Walleye caught on Eagle Lake
Awesome Walleye caught on Eagle Lake, Ontario
Awesome Walleye caught on Eagle Lake, Ontario
Beautiful string of Walleye, caught by father and son
Beautiful string of Walleye, caught by father and son
Jason's big beautiful Eagle Lake Walleye
Jason's big beautiful Eagle Lake Walleye
Beautiful walleye from Eagle Lake
Beautiful walleye from Eagle Lake
Beautiful Walleye from Eagle Lake, Ontario
Beautiful Walleye from Eagle Lake, Ontario
Rick's 27" Walleye from Eagle Lake, Ontario
Rick's 27" Walleye from Eagle Lake, Ontario
Nice 28" Eagle Lake Walleye caught by Richie!
Nice 28" Eagle Lake Walleye caught by Richie!
Father and Daughter catch a Giant Walleye on Eagle Lake, Ontario
Father and Daughter catch a Giant Walleye on Eagle Lake, Ontario
Nice 31.5" Walleye caught on their last day of Eagle Lake fishing
Nice 31.5" Walleye caught on their last day of Eagle Lake fishing
Zack's beautiful Walleye caught in 45-50 feet of Eagle Lake water!
Zack's beautiful Walleye caught in 45-50 feet of Eagle Lake water!
Always a great day to catch some Walleye on Eagle Lake!
Always a great day to catch some Walleye on Eagle Lake!
Geri's beautiful 28" Walleye from Eagle Lake, Ontario
Geri's beautiful 28" Walleye from Eagle Lake, Ontario
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