Lakers in Ontario
6/2/11 @ 11:47 AM
I am heading up to Lake Minnetaki (Sioux Lookout) towards the end of june and I want to try something new for a day or 2. how would you recommend a beginner goes about fishing for lakers. I am running an 18 foot Lund with a 115. I have a couple 9 foot trolling rods I use for trolling cranks for walleyes but no 60 foot diving cranks. Should I just put a minnow bait on a 3 way rig and drag it around? I don't want to spend alot of extra cash on this but would like to try it.
6/23/11 @ 1:54 PM
Ok so I went to gander last night and got some 1 oz water gramlin snap on weights (kinda like snap weights) and a few trolling spoons. My plan is to have one rod with a 3 way rig with a minnow style crankbait on one rod and to troll a spoon on the other. How do I know how deep the spoon is running as I add weight to the line?
6/6/11 @ 11:31 AM
So I pulled out my handy trollers bible over the weekend and I see that Mann's makes a plus 30 crankbait that will go 42 feet with 160 feet of line out. If I add a 1 oz snap weight I will be able to get down as far as 60 is needed. Anybody used these?
6/3/11 @ 11:49 PM
i suppose you dont have down riggers? if you did you could just troll with regular lake spoons. a full color of leadcore is deadly with a watermelon or green/silver fishlander or northern king.
u can run dipseys too. in june, the lakers arent that deep, usually 20-30' down. if its a late spring up there, they might even be in shallow. ive caught them in 8 fow in june fishing for walleyes before.
Edited on 6/3/11 11:51 PM
6/2/11 @ 7:12 PM
All the guys told me about the same when I started going after lakers on Big green and a few trips to Michigan. Pinch weight and the same stuff you would run for walleyes. I like the idea of a three way and live bait as well. You can jig for them too. 1/2 jig and twisters. I made up a few inline weights and trolled away. Play with the amount of line behind the boat till you find them. Little Cleos work as well. Good Luck
Edited on 6/2/11 7:42 PM
6/2/11 @ 12:43 PM