Thanks Sandpike. Swimming is not on our plan yet and hopefully it doesn't creep into this weekend's agenda.
And thanks reel riot. We will be careful. It's our first time there so I greatly appreciate the advice.
Thanks shading. I just don't know how accurate the fish finder is. I haven't really had a chance to use it much. It was given to me by someone who never uses it, I will try to play with it this summer and figure out how to use it properly and hopefully it will help me mark some suspended fish. At the very least it will allow me to find the optimal depths. Is there any weed cover out there in depths of 25 feet plus?
So, the way it seems is these trout seem to always suspend off the bottom. From the ice fishing reports, it seems most stay in the 20-35 foot depths and fish 3 feet or more of bottom typically. Is open water fishing pretty typical of that?
I would like to know how the trout fishing is in the summer? What is the technique that works best, bait, presentation, time of day, etc....?
I only have a canoe with an electric motor and a small portable humingbird fish finder, but I don't rely on it much for marking fish...more for depth. I really want to try for some trout this summer if it is worth while....I just don't know how to go about it....
I am also determined to give the ice fishing out there a shot next winter after following this forum all season this year.