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Offline Chazz

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Lake Trout
« on: March 18, 2018, 01:40:42 PM »
Heading up to Ogascanan Lodge middle of August and would appreciate any tips regarding techniques and locations for catching lake trout.  Read that three way swivel using 6 lb braided line is recommended.  Thanks in advance.

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Re: Lake Trout
« Reply #1 on: March 19, 2018, 08:29:30 AM »
Heading up to Ogascanan Lodge middle of August and would appreciate any tips regarding techniques and locations for catching lake trout.  Read that three way swivel using 6 lb braided line is recommended.  Thanks in advance.

There are 101 ways to catch lakers, they arenít a smart fish.
I jig them, others troll. As long as you get your bait in front of their face and presented well youíll get bit.
You can go heavier then 6lb test, make sure drag is set properly if using light line.
White tube, spoon or swim bait is all would use personally. Lots of options.

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Re: Lake Trout
« Reply #2 on: March 19, 2018, 02:27:40 PM »
Thanks for response - I  read that the 6 lb test braided line is best for trolling because it is very thin reducing drag in the water allowing for better depth control.

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Re: Lake Trout
« Reply #3 on: March 20, 2018, 09:35:27 AM »
Thanks for response - I  read that the 6 lb test braided line is best for trolling because it is very thin reducing drag in the water allowing for better depth control.

Makes sense, I use 10lb braid for almost everything.
I don't troll with braid, mono is good for me to troll. But I'm not a troller, once a year maybe.

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Re: Lake Trout
« Reply #4 on: March 21, 2018, 04:58:24 PM »
Canuckbass - I read some of your other responses to posts regarding lake trout and will be trying jigging with white tubes

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Re: Lake Trout
« Reply #5 on: March 21, 2018, 08:35:03 PM »
 I've had good luck jigging little cleo's and crocodiles. Basically ice fishing tactics.
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Re: Lake Trout
« Reply #6 on: March 21, 2018, 10:20:52 PM »
I usually caught them on a jig and crawler. 

But I was always targeting walleye and just got it deeper.   Last August I caught one about 40 feet deep on 6 lb test.

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Re: Lake Trout
« Reply #7 on: March 23, 2018, 09:57:15 AM »
Canuckbass - I read some of your other responses to posts regarding lake trout and will be trying jigging with white tubes

If I was stuck with only being able to use one bait for rest of my life it would be a tube. Every species eats them, even walleye. You can mimic a craw or minnow, rig with jighead or Texas rig weedless, or weightless. You can jig, pop, jerk, topwater its endless what you can do with a tube.

I don't use straight white a lot, I prefer a smoke colour, pumpkinseed or green pumpkin.
You can add rattle and load with scent.



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Re: Lake Trout
« Reply #8 on: March 24, 2018, 08:54:23 AM »
canuckbass - What's your preferred color for lakers

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Re: Lake Trout
« Reply #9 on: March 24, 2018, 12:32:31 PM »
canuckbass - What's your preferred color for lakers

Smoke with copper flake.
Any flake colour is good, looks like baitfish to them.

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Re: Lake Trout
« Reply #10 on: April 07, 2018, 07:49:33 PM »
I good depth finder (I run an HDS Carbon 9" and Elite 9) is essentiall for deep water jigging in the summer for sure.

Just set up on approx. 50-60' humps with a tube as Canuckbass has mentioned.

Watch them on the graph, drop down then reel up quickly, if nothing chases (watch the graph you will see it come up) drop back down.

Stay as vertical as possible (gear change on the handle is nice for this).

A good graph with GPS is somewhat essential for this technique but works really well.

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Re: Lake Trout
« Reply #11 on: April 07, 2018, 07:57:23 PM »
I good depth finder (I run an HDS Carbon 9" and Elite 9) is essentiall for deep water jigging in the summer for sure.

Just set up on approx. 50-60' humps with a tube as Canuckbass has mentioned.

Watch them on the graph, drop down then reel up quickly, if nothing chases (watch the graph you will see it come up) drop back down.

Stay as vertical as possible (gear change on the handle is nice for this).

A good graph with GPS is somewhat essential for this technique but works really well.

I saw a Bob Izumi episode once where he dropped a curly tailed jig to the bottom then jigged it back up to the boat. The lakers were chasing it up. He got several. I thought it was an interesting idea.
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Re: Lake Trout
« Reply #12 on: April 08, 2018, 09:11:37 AM »
I good depth finder (I run an HDS Carbon 9" and Elite 9) is essentiall for deep water jigging in the summer for sure.

Just set up on approx. 50-60' humps with a tube as Canuckbass has mentioned.

Watch them on the graph, drop down then reel up quickly, if nothing chases (watch the graph you will see it come up) drop back down.

Stay as vertical as possible (gear change on the handle is nice for this).

A good graph with GPS is somewhat essential for this technique but works really well.

Same way I catch them in the winter, same technique for big walleye on my lake. Tough to catch just jigging, gotta get them chasing and hold on..

Swim baits like Xzone Swammer is great for this as well.

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Re: Lake Trout
« Reply #13 on: April 09, 2018, 04:06:56 PM »
Agree with the Swim Baits.

The lake Trout are all over in Kipawa, early in May just find open waters humps from 100 to come up to 30/40 and the lakers will there.

Summer time look for humps around the 60 foot mark with deeper water near by.

The reason for the high tech graphs is exactly as Canuckbass put it, you need to make them chase it.  You may get the odd one hit when you jigging but I doubt it.

For example in one afternoon we would reel up 4o feet and drop back down (all within 2o seconds) at least once a minute.

Alot of work but if you have the electronics (and I mean good ones or else this tecchnique will not work very well) you will have a lot of fun.

Just be careful the 80 degree days to take some time an revive them before you put them back down or they will not survive.

No different than ice fishing but you will be watching your depth finder more than your rod for sure.

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Re: Lake Trout
« Reply #14 on: April 09, 2018, 10:56:27 PM »
Video game fishing.... Love the feeling watching lakers chase way up and just waiting for the strike.

New technology really helps this, in my ice hut I just use a Hook3 unit and its great, on the lake I like larger more detailed unit.

Trolling certainly works, but I find guys drive over tons of good fish, jigging you can target direct and chose your size.