We have a healthy lake trout fishery on Eagle Lake that is probably targeted the least of any of the other species found in the lake. One of the reasons for this is that lake trout are definitely region specific to the central and west arm of the lake. This is the location of the deeper water that is conducive to holding these fish. During the winter and early ice out, lake trout travel over a wide area of the lake but as temperatures increase, the areas lake trout inhabit narrows considerably.
In the spring, our guests have caught lake trout in a number of locations in the lake and we have even had them caught off our dock. We have several excellent lake trout lakes that can be reached by small portage or a trip up a creek that separates the two lakes such as Clear Water or Delano Lake. Buzzard and Teggeau Lake are both excellent portage lake trout lakes. Lake Trout, as the water temperatures increase, can be caught in Portage Bay and the trout holes in the west arm of Eagle Lake.
In the spring we have had success with fishing from shore with sucker meat or ciscoes as well as trolling spinners and other artificial baits. During the mid-summer months, we have had success trolling Sutton Spoons in 50-80’ depths and in the fall we have gone back to trolling or casting artificial baits along the rocky shorelines as lake trout are fall spawning fish. The season ends on the 30th of September and during the last two weeks, we have had some of the best lake trout fishing of the season. The season opens on the 1st of January and we travel by snowmobile to a number of these lakes to fish through the ice. Check out some of our posted videos to see examples of our lake trout adventures.