Hit Trout a few times this weekend. Caught one big one walleye and a few eaters. Big one came early in the morning while the smaller ones came after dark trolling crank baits along the shorelines. Still haven’t figured this lake out but am learning more each trip out. Lot of guys fishing lake trout. Didn’t hear of any success at the launch but perhaps some of the other ones with down riggers had some luck.
71° - 75° F
76° - 80° F
Thanks for the report! Unfortunately we having some issues that might not lets us get there when planned but it is on my radar.
71° - 75° F
76° - 80° F
I am by no means an expert of this lake but fishing early, like 5am and late are definitely important. We had some success with walleyes but on rippin raps deeper 30-40 ft. Tried some live bait and didn’t have any luck, switched to the ripping rap and bang. Had some luck trolling xraps along the shorelines at night also. Water temp was around 73 degrees. Biggest walleye was 27.5. Did not catch anything other than walleyes. Oh and bring your bug spray. Mosquitos at night are atrocious.
StoutSlaya, please post a report on your trip. I have never been on Trout but am planning a camping trip there for mid July, my wife loves the bike trails. Never fished for Lake Trout but just might give it a try. Had some rods set up for Canada but never got to try them.
It is awesome watching lakers come up out of deep water. They actually burp up big bubbles also. They are wild fish. Hope we can tangle with one or two while we're on Trout. With the limit up there it's pretty much a catch and release only fishery. All my previous ones have always been from the BWCA or great lakes.
Not for Lake Trout it is not a concern they are able to effectively equalize as you bring them up, you will sometimes actually be able to hear them growl as the come to the surface. Have caught lots of lake trout from 50ft and below. The bigger issue is just a quick safe release getting them off the hook and back in the water so they can get back to their desired depth & temp. Bring a walleye or pike up from more than 35ft and that will typically kill those fish. Not so with Lakers.
When fishing that deep do you have to raise the fish up slowly to avoid killing them?
To be honest my questions were about walleye, but plan to do some lake trout fishing also. I've only caught LT in the boundary waters and always prefer to catch them over walleye because of how hard they bite and fight. They're awesome fish.
Anyways I read a few other reports and it sounds like fish have moved to offshore structure. There is so much on Trout it is almost over-whelming. Going to just have to start picking ones and going thru the process of elimination. Does white work for walleyes also? I would assume so but maybe chartreuse?
StoutSlaya , are you fishing Trout Lake or fishing for Trout in Trout Lake? Kind of sounded to me like you are targeting Walleye.
I second the 1oz white hair jig. Maybe add a small strip of fresh cutbait for scent. I would not fish in less than 50 feet for trout. steep dropoffs on rocks with baitfish on your graph