Eagle Lake Walleye Fishing:
Eagle Lake has long been known for its quality Walleye fishing. The lake has 65,000 acres of productive waters with hundreds of islands and a great variety of structure. Birch Dale Lodge is located on the north-end of the lake, which has a nice variety of structure and holds good numbers of Walleye as well as water with trophy Walleye potential.
Within minutes of the lodge there are sand bars, sunken reefs, deep ledges, shallow weedy areas and a large basin, which holds cooler water. These areas are teaming with baitfish. No matter what time of the season, locating good Walleye spots is quite easy.
Eagle Lake is fed by hundreds of smaller lakes so there is always a new supply of gamefish entering our lake system producing very consistent Walleye fishing.
Each year at Birch Dale Lodge our guests catch walleyes in the 8 to 12-pound class just about every week and in the past couple of years, we have had 3 to 4 Walleyes in the 14 - 15 lb. class. There are not many lakes that produce such big Walleyes in good numbers. We are lucky that Eagle Lake is one of them.
On average, you can expect to catch 20 to 30 Walleyes in a day. Some days when the conditions are right, the Walleyes are feeding like crazy and you can expect to catch 50 to 60 fish in a day. Walleyes are the most common in the 2 to 4-pound range.
Camp owners and locals on Eagle Lake are well known for their conservation techniques. Eagle Lake is the lake, which the MNR (Ministry of Natural Resources) used to develop the slot program, where 18 to 23-inch Walleyes are released for their prime breeding purposes. This program has been in effect here for over 20 years and now many other Ontario lake systems have adopted our practices as well. Even the old timers say that the walleye fishing today is as good as they can ever remember.
Eagle Lake, being a natural glacial-formed lake with its pristine beauty and bountiful wildlife, combined with great fishing is definitly a fisherman's paradise!
Walleye Photo Gallery 1
Walleye Photo Gallery 2
Walleye Fishing Tips