Fishing Calendar

Fishing Eagle Lake in the Spring

Month Avg. Air Temps °F (Hi/Lo)
March 30° / 4°
April 47° / 22°
May 63° / 36°

In the spring, fishing can be the easiest of any time of the year since so many fish will be in the shallows at the same time.  Once the walleye opener hits, you will usually find lots of northern pike and walleye in the shallows in the bays and along rocky shorelines.  As the end of May approaches, smallmouth bass also move into the shallows in big numbers.  This is the best time of year to target big numbers of fish without having to go deep at all.

Fishing Eagle Lake in the Summer

Month Avg. Air Temps °F (Hi/Lo)
June 71° / 46°
July 78° / 52°
August 74° / 49°

Once summer patterns set in, the walleye and pike will usually be found a lot deeper.  Early in the summer though, you will still find a lot of quality pike along the deeper weed edges in the bays.  Smallmouth bass can be found somewhat shallow through most of June, but then they will usually move to some deeper water as water temperatures warm.  Muskie season opens as well in the summer which brings lots of anglers to Eagle Lake.

Fishing Eagle Lake in the Fall

Month Avg. Air Temps °F (Hi/Lo)
September 61° / 40°
October 48° / 31°
November 31° / 15°

In the fall, the lake is much less crowded now, so you have lots of spots to fish all to yourself.  You will still see plenty of boats since it is such a popular muskie destination, but the summer crowds are definitely gone.  Plan on finding a lot of fish in deep water still, but if you want to find some fish shallower, you can usually find smallmouth bass, northern pike and muskie cooperative.  You may be able to find a good shallow water bite near deep water at the low light periods of the day for walleye.

Fishing Eagle Lake in the Winter (Ice Fishing)

Month Avg. Air Temps °F (Hi/Lo)
December 14° / -6°
January 8° / -15°
February 18° / -7°

There are some businesses that are open here year round if you want to go ice fishing.  Walleye, northern pike and perch cooperate through the ice.  Whitefish and lake trout can be had through the ice as well.