Consistently mentioned as one of the best Musky fishing lakes in the world and holding the world record until recently, many experts believe that Eagle Lake could produce the next! Due to the large size of Eagle Lake, and vast forage base of shad and lake herring have helped produce record quality fish. In order to help preserve the population Eagle Lake has enforced some the of the strictest conversation measures. Currently, no Musky under 54” can be kept, virtually making this an all catch and release lake. Most anglers will take photos and have these larger fish made into replicas. You hear fish of these larger sizes being caught but they are never kept.

Musky are renown for its bad attitude; this fish has an average length of 36 inches to 50+ inches. Their color can be extremely variable but always having dark markings on a light background, which is in contrast to the Northern Pike. The color varies from iridescent green-gold to light brown, gray, or very silvery. This fish has similar features to the Northern Pike including the shape of its body, the positioning of its eyes, and the amount of razor sharp teeth in its mouth. A distinct feature to identify this species is the presence of small pores under its bottom jaw. This fish will have from 12 to 18 pores in comparison to a Northern Pike, which will have a maximum of only 11 pores.

Season opens the 3rd Saturday in June and runs until December 15th.

Check out our tackle recommendations for Musky fishing below created by our seasoned guide Matt.

A medium-heavy, heavy Musky or extra heavy casting rod is needed to handle lures ranging from 1oz-8oz. A large casting reel mounted with 65-100lb test braided line with separate 80-100lb fluorocarbon leaders attached is required when targeting Musky. Large plugs like the "depthraider" and "jake", inline spinnerbaits like the "double cowgirl" and large plastic rips baits like the "Super D" lures are all examples of classic and proven lures for Muskies here on Eagle Lake. There are many variations of all types of Musky lures. Your local tackle shop floor sales manager will know about everything listed here and be able to help you out on your quest for trophies.

Rudy's beautiful 2017 Eagle Lake Musky
Rudy's beautiful 2017 Eagle Lake Musky
Awesome catch while fishing for Walleye on Eagle Lake
Awesome catch while fishing for Walleye on Eagle Lake
Randall's Musky
Randall's Musky
Beautiful Eagle Lake musky at dusk
Beautiful Eagle Lake musky at dusk
Ryan's Musky
Ryan's Musky
Steve with a nice fall Muskie
Steve with a nice fall Muskie
Mike's musky
Mike's musky
Erica out fishes the boys with this 54.5" monster Musky she caught on Eagle Lake!
Erica out fishes the boys with this 54.5" monster Musky she caught on Eagle Lake!
Riley was tossing small crankbaits on Eagle Lake when he landed this beautiful 47" Musky
Riley was tossing small crankbaits on Eagle Lake when he landed this beautiful 47" Musky
52" Musky caught by Greg right before a lightning storm on Eagle Lake Ontario!
52" Musky caught by Greg right before a lightning storm on Eagle Lake Ontario!
Only the best Muskies come from Eagle Lake Ontario
Only the best Muskies come from Eagle Lake Ontario
Always a beautiful day when you catch a Muskie on Eagle Lake
Always a beautiful day when you catch a Muskie on Eagle Lake
Dustin's beautiful 45" Muskie caught on Eagle Lake Ontario
Dustin's beautiful 45" Muskie caught on Eagle Lake Ontario
Bob catches his personal best 43.5" Muskie on Eagle Lake, Ontario
Bob catches his personal best 43.5" Muskie on Eagle Lake, Ontario
Nice 53" monster Musky caught on Eagle Lake by Doug!
Nice 53" monster Musky caught on Eagle Lake by Doug!
Bob's nice Musky!!
Bob's nice Musky!!
Dean's musky
Dean's musky
Beautiful 50 inch Eagle Lake Musky
Beautiful 50 inch Eagle Lake Musky
40 inch Musky
40 inch Musky
That's a great 42 inch Musky!
That's a great 42 inch Musky!
50 inch Musky from Eagle Lake
50 inch Musky from Eagle Lake
Muskies are so fun to catch on Eagle Lake!
Muskies are so fun to catch on Eagle Lake!
Rudy's beautiful 2017 Eagle Lake Musky
Rudy's beautiful 2017 Eagle Lake Musky
Awesome catch while fishing for Walleye on Eagle Lake
Awesome catch while fishing for Walleye on Eagle Lake
Randall's Musky
Randall's Musky
Beautiful Eagle Lake musky at dusk
Beautiful Eagle Lake musky at dusk
Ryan's Musky
Ryan's Musky
Steve with a nice fall Muskie
Steve with a nice fall Muskie
Mike's musky
Mike's musky
Erica out fishes the boys with this 54.5" monster Musky she caught on Eagle Lake!
Erica out fishes the boys with this 54.5" monster Musky she caught on Eagle Lake!
Riley was tossing small crankbaits on Eagle Lake when he landed this beautiful 47" Musky
Riley was tossing small crankbaits on Eagle Lake when he landed this beautiful 47" Musky
52" Musky caught by Greg right before a lightning storm on Eagle Lake Ontario!
52" Musky caught by Greg right before a lightning storm on Eagle Lake Ontario!
Only the best Muskies come from Eagle Lake Ontario
Only the best Muskies come from Eagle Lake Ontario
Always a beautiful day when you catch a Muskie on Eagle Lake
Always a beautiful day when you catch a Muskie on Eagle Lake
Dustin's beautiful 45" Muskie caught on Eagle Lake Ontario
Dustin's beautiful 45" Muskie caught on Eagle Lake Ontario
Bob catches his personal best 43.5" Muskie on Eagle Lake, Ontario
Bob catches his personal best 43.5" Muskie on Eagle Lake, Ontario
Nice 53" monster Musky caught on Eagle Lake by Doug!
Nice 53" monster Musky caught on Eagle Lake by Doug!
Bob's nice Musky!!
Bob's nice Musky!!
Dean's musky
Dean's musky
Beautiful 50 inch Eagle Lake Musky
Beautiful 50 inch Eagle Lake Musky
40 inch Musky
40 inch Musky
That's a great 42 inch Musky!
That's a great 42 inch Musky!
50 inch Musky from Eagle Lake
50 inch Musky from Eagle Lake
Muskies are so fun to catch on Eagle Lake!
Muskies are so fun to catch on Eagle Lake!
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