Lodge Eagle Lake, Osbourne Bay
brother An and I visited Century
Lodge run by Randy Tyran to fish for muskies and smallies
on Eagle Lake in Osbourne Bay. Weatherwise, we got a little
bit of everything from sunny skies to high winds to thunderstorms.
Musky fishing was outstanding! The muskies seemed to be in every
bay we visited in the reeds and cabbage weeds. Our biggest musky
of the trip was 42" and we caught a total of four muskies:
36", 41", 42", 42". We both encountered
monsters that followed our lures to boatside. In one bay I made
a long cast with a TopRaider which the line tangled around the
hooks mid-air. After it landed I quickly reeled in to untangle
the line at which point a big musky (between 45"-50")
followed the bait to boatside. I lifted the bait out of the
water and the big fish aligned itself parallel with our boat
watching An's orange Rat-L-Trap (like a dog eyeing his favorite
doggy treat) as his lure sits dangling just inches from the
surface. The fish was hot. I went to dip my tangled TopRaider
in the water when all of a sudden the musky made a U-turn and
made a huge boil at my bait on the surface missing it by an
inch or so. We were stunned. We will be back to catch the monster.
We would like to thank Randy, Rich, Kay, Holli, Haley, and the
rest of the Century Lodge staff for a memorable trip!
of Early Season Muskies: Eagle Lake - Osbourne Bay