View Full Version : Eagle Lake 7/29-7/31

08-01-2006, 04:23 PM
Went with the fam to Eagle Lake for the first time this last weekend and, wow, what a trip. The bite was early and short-lived but when it was on, it was on!

My wife had the biggest trout of the trip:


First day limits:


All in all, a heck of a lot of fun. I gotta get back up there... we went out with guide Tom Muller of http://eaglelakecharters.com/index.html
Great guy and much cheaper than any of the other guides up there. He really put us on the fish.

We trolled crawlers dipped in garlic and anise attractant. Tried a humdinger for awhile for nothing but we put it out kind of late.

08-01-2006, 04:48 PM
Great catch and great pics, thanks for sharing.

08-01-2006, 05:56 PM
Great Pics FatCat. How deep were you trolling ? Heading up this weekend for week and a half , looking for some starting #s. It is a great lake I go up every year with the wife and kids along with Duckhunterwaterguy and his family and Fisher II and his family.

Did you bait fish anytime, if not try it next time they are great fighters on light gear ;) ;).


08-01-2006, 06:51 PM
Most people were bobber fishing but we didn't for some reason. Never had to, I guess! We were in the fish. Tom said that free lining was working really well, too.

We were mostly using lead core at 4-5 colors. I did catch a couple on the downrigger at 25 and 30 feet. They are a great fighting fish.

Just get on the water really early. We were fishing off Miners before 5:30 and the bite only lasted an hour and a half or so then shut down big time.

08-01-2006, 08:02 PM
Thanks for the info FatCat.


08-02-2006, 03:41 PM
My pleasure. Be sure to let us know how you did. ;)