Moon phases are said to have an effect on fish behavior. Musky anglers especially subscribe to this “musky magic”. This past week was prime with positive fishing voodoo. Plenty of musky were on the move…unfortunately this did not always translate into biting one’s lure, but that’s musky for you. Here’s a pictorial visit of some of last week’s nicer fish…
As you might recall there is no night fishing allowed on Eagle Lake, which means you have a half hour after sunset before you need to stop fishing. During last week sunset was around the 8:35 mark…so 9:05 was the stop time. Some discussion around the fish house table revolved around some controversial musky photo’s from Eagle Lake that featured a totally dark background. Is that legit? Was it the fault of the flash? Here’s an interesting example of a musky photo taken 10 minutes before the cut off time….Nick Stemper and a 45 1/2 incher… Plenty of light still. My conclusion would be that a dark photo is likely a rule breaker…no need for that.
This past week wasn’t all about the musky. Walleye were active and surprisingly shallow…10-15 feet in some locations!
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This is a first class resort located on Vermillion Bay on Eagle Lake. The cabins are very clean and well kept. The boats are new with new motors and are in great shape. The owner will also clean your fish for you after your day on the water. Make no mistake the fishing on Eagle Lake is world class.
The Lodge is owned by Gord and Susanne Bastable who will make you feel welcome and before you know it you feel like family. They are the best of hosts. The atmosphere is low key and laid back leading to a great vacation.
This is my 19th year of enjoying the hospitality of the lodge and i can’t think of going anywhere else on Eagle Lake.