Fishing Regulations

The following species related regulations detail our current fishing size and limit regulations that are in force on Eagle Lake. We have a trophy only policy that we follow at Cedar Point Lodge that states that we do not allow a fish over the slot size to be processed (fillet) and strongly stand by this policy. You are allowed by law to keep a fish over the slot size but we will only allow it as a trophy. This means the fish will be wrapped up to be sent to a taxidermist.

We encourage people to take a picture and take measurements of length and girth of a fish to have a replica made. This policy has been in force at our lodge as well as most of the resorts on Eagle Lake. I would be concerned if a lodge did not encourage this type of conservation! When measuring a fish, the length must be taken from the tip of the mouth of the fish to the end of the tail of the fish with the tail pinched. Please see the following diagram.

*PLEASE NOTE THERE IS NO ANGLING AT NIGHT FOR ANY SPECIES ON EAGLE LAKE.

Walleye:

Open Season: Jan. 1 to April 14 and 3rd Saturday in May – December 31st
Limits: Sport license – 4 in possession
Conservation license – 2 in possession
Size Restrictions: You cannot keep a Walleye between 18.1” – 22.8” (46-58 cm). You are allowed to keep one Walleye over the slot size of 22.8” as a trophy.

Northern:

Open Season: Jan. 1 to April 14 and 3rd Saturday in May – December 31st
Limits: Sport license – 4 in possession
Conservation license – 2 in possession
Size Restrictions: You cannot keep a Northern Pike between 27.6” – 35.4” (70-90 cm). You are allowed to keep one Northern Pike over the slot size of 35.4” as a trophy.

Muskie:

Open season: 3rd Saturday in June – December 15th
Limits: Sport license – 1 in your possession
Conservation license – 0 in your possession
Size Restrictions: There is a minimum trophy size limit of 54” on Muskie on Eagle Lake. We encourage a catch and release policy on all Muskie caught at Cedar Point Lodge and we have really seen the benefits of this policy.

Smallmouth Bass:

Open season: Open all year
Limits: Sport license – 4 in your possession
Conservation license – 2 in your possession
Size Restrictions: Zero limit over 13.8” from January 1-July 1st, from July 1st- Nov. 30th there are no size restrictions.

Lake Trout:

Open season: January 1- September 30th
Limits: Sport license – 2 in possession
Conservation license – 1 in possession
Size Restrictions: There is a limit of one Lake Trout per day on Eagle Lake and only one can be over 25.6” (65 cm).

Yellow Perch:

Open season: Open year round
Limits: Sport license – 50 in possession
Conservation license – 25 in possession
Size Restrictions: There are no size restrictions but we encourage a minimum size of 8”.