Guests - If You want access to member only forums on HSO. You will gain access only when you Sign-in or Sign-Up on HotSpotOutdoors.

It's easy - LOOK UPPER right menu.

Sign in to follow this  
Followers 0
Gilgamesh

Eagle Lake, Maple Grove

37 posts in this topic

Are there muskies in here or did I hear wrong? If so, any tips or advice.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

yea there are muskies in there are for tips i couldnt tell ya.

iceman

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

They are there with some nice fish to boot. As far as I've heard so far this year it's been slow as have some other metro waters.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

It does, but you're better of fishing in your toilet IMO.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I've fished Eagle quite a few times, from what follows I've had, the one I caught there and people I talk to seems like it is a later in the year bite

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Good luck at the launch there this year...be careful!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Good point, the launch is a bear......

The lake itself is fun to fish, despite the small size it has depth, weed flats, edges, points, etc. It's small enough that you can cover it all in a few hours, so really as for tips, go work a few areas and a few depths and see if a pattern emerges.

Only been out there once so far, but had one fish go after blades and another couple "low and slow" follows on rubber.

Water clarity is decent now but keep in mind water temps are still sub-70. It does get pretty stained so think of vibration and sound in your lure selection.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

The launch out there this year is nasty. Big hole right behind the pavers that you almost have to back into to get the boat off the trailer it's so shallow. Darn powerloaders.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I've had better luck with the muskies fishing bass later in the day after casting big stuff then I do with the tradition musky gear. But being the owner of a relatively small boat, I actually enjoy bad accesses like that to get away from crowds and big boats

Zelmsdawg

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

That landing has always been a pain IMO. Never understood why it was changed from that straight back in to angled off towards the lake.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Eagle definetely has some nice Muskie. I live 1 mile down the road from the access. There are 50 plus inch Muskie in there. I have seen them in the shallows in the early Spring. I have heard very little positive stories regarding an actual catch. I think there is a lot of small bait fish in the lake for them to feed on.

Eagle has been a tough lake for me to figure out. Very little success. I have had a few days where in thelate evenings I have hit some bass on topwater around all the lilypads and a few nice Northern - but have never even had a Muskie follow. As a previous poster mentioned its a very small lake. Doesnt take much time to work around the whole lake. be careful after the landing it stays shallow for awhile and especially to the right hand side.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

The "shop" I work out of a couple days a week is just up the street mabe a mile. I was looking at this as an eavning after work type fishing opprotunity. And a chance at a 'ski as well.

What am I looking at with the landing. Just how shallow is it. Bow mount out? Or just think skinny? The DNR map leaves a lot to be desired.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I fished Eagle a lot years ago, and caught 2 muskies while not even targeting them. One while casting for bass, went about 5 pounds. Then the big boy while ice fishing a tip up with a shiner for pike. That one went 40 inches. Both were caught on the north end.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

The "shop" I work out of a couple days a week is just up the street mabe a mile. I was looking at this as an eavning after work type fishing opprotunity. And a chance at a 'ski as well.

What am I looking at with the landing. Just how shallow is it. Bow mount out? Or just think skinny? The DNR map leaves a lot to be desired.

Sounds like the guy with the roller trailer might be better off than the guy with the bunks. wink

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

That was kind of my thinking as well.... Save that bunker to a weeknight in Wyzata.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Hey, when do I get my pike pic???

I need a more current avatar. grin

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Eh, looks like I'll have to catch something bigger.

Thanks!

I know you're still up cuz it's your Friday, but why the h@ll am I???????????????????????????????????????????????????????

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Was out there last night for a couple hours. Parking was a cluster, but no problem getting the boat in.

Caught 1 and had 1 follow on the outside weed edge on working jerkbaits slowly.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Hey PostFrontal, I think I saw you guys when you guys caugth that one. Looked like you guys were filming?

It was slow for me also. One follow, and a baby pike thought he could swallow big phantom. Water is looking rough, worse then last year this time.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

So... depending on the weather... Am I dragging the boat to work Tuesday night, or what?

I am getting more excited/curios about this lake everytime I drive past...

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Yea, that was us. Got that one grabbing the lure on video. Fun stuff smile

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

So... depending on the weather... Am I dragging the boat to work Tuesday night, or what?

I am getting more excited/curios about this lake everytime I drive past...

Sorry, didn't see the question till now and you didn't push the issue today. You should've. I would've.

If you catch this before 5 am Tues., leave a VM on my cell. I'll bring rods.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Batteries were all ready on the charger. I'll still touch base in the am... The way the day ended, I just wanted an out and a beer...

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

i am headed there tonight. figured with its size i should be able to work the whole lake.

iceman

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!


Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.


Sign In Now
Sign in to follow this  
Followers 0



  • Posts

    •   My Father-in-law (a master plumber) always used to say you only need to know 3 things to be a plumber:          sh*t doesn't run uphill         payday is on Friday         the boss is an ahole      
    • I've been getting them at Costco,  I've checked slyvee and sams but never see them.  Although one of the butcher's at slyvee says he can get them which might not be a bad idea since you can have some fat cut off before you pay per #. I picked one up a couple of weeks ago and it was about 2.80 a #, which isn't too bad yet considering bacon in the store can run quite a bit more than that.  You making bacon or doing pork belly burnt ends moon lake?
    • Excellent summer fishing.  Charters catching strong numbers.  Jig/minnow or jig/leech and bouncers with spinners with crawlers or minnows still producing walleyes. When the wind is right for pulling spinners, they have been lights out.  Walleyes being caught in varying depths, 7-31' of water.  Some shallow shorelines still producing. Pike mixed in all over the lake.    Walleyes in the Rainy River with a better morning/evening bite.  Trolling cranks or pulling spinners a good idea to cover more water. Smallmouth bass are out and about along shorelines and feeder streams. Sturgeon fishing opens again Saturday, July 1st.     Up at the NW Angle, water temps are in the low to mid 60’s. Wind blown shorelines are giving up walleyes via leeches or crankbaits along the weed line. Crawlers on a  gold and/or orange spinner are producing fish out of the mud between 22 - 26 feet. On the Canadian side, bottom bouncers and spinners have been filling the livewells outside of monument bay between 24-28 feet.  Jigging near Skeet and Kennedy Islands have produced nice sized walleye and numerous perch. Great smallmouth action in Tranquil channel and the mouth of Johnston passage. Muskie fishing picking up with high 40” class fish being caught with a few 50's from shallow bottom bays or adjacent to them.
    • Busy time of year out there so if u get canceled it is hard to rebook especially with the smaller operations. Bummer though as it can be a lot of fun if they are biting. 
    • I understand that you never really know when the Warriors are going to fall off or if they even will.  Hopefully the Wolves can make the playoffs and gain some experience, maybe teach the rest of the team how to play defense, so that in a few years we are knocking on the door and can lure in a top free agent to put us over the edge.  Its just an awful tough time to be a good team right now with the Warriors so clearly heads and shoulders above everyone else.
    • I couldn't have said it better myself pikestabber!  We have to go out there and do what we can now and not try to set up for "when the warriors are old" cuz the way the NBA is going who knows what players may join forces to set up the next "Warriors" squad.  Heck maybe the Wolves will be that next team !!  I just really love the addition of Butler and from the sounds of it we are not done yet and I am excited to see what will happen in free agency and if we could really land the likes of Kyle Lowry one of the other PG's that are hitting the FA market.  Nice to see the Wolves making moves!!
    • I would ask Getanet where to get some good ones!   Pork Belly Stinks Started by Getanet, May 1
    • So that means you ALMOST caught a fish!!   Real bummer!
  • Our Sponsors