If you are new to Lake Trout fishing then we can easily assume that
many of the things that you have heard about Lake Trout are not
accurate. It's a fish that is surrounded by negative folklore and
because of this it's a resource that has not been enjoyed by all.
Lake Trout are a ton of fun to catch and they taste fantastic. They
have a mild flavor that is far superior to Rainbow Trout or Salmon.
They are a hard fighting predator and can reach great sizes. The
secret is to know how to catch them with light equipment. In the old
days people used lead-core line and heavy bait-walkers but if you
read our light tackle Lake Trout tips you will become an expert at
catching Lake Trout and all you need is your Walleye or Pike rod.
People that are into Lake Trout fishing often become fanatical
because it's so much fun. Bringing a big heavy hard-fighting fish up
from the depths almost feels mystical and the anticipation of seeing
what you have on your line will get your heart pounding. Even though
most of the Lake Trout you will catch in our area will be between 2 and
6 pounds, that does not mean you can't hook into something much
bigger. Basket Lake and Little Basket Lake, where our outpost cabin
is located, is a lake system that has enough food and is big enough
to support trout over 30 pounds. There are many other lakes within an
hour's drive of camp that have great Lake Trout fishing. If staying
at our main camp, we highly recommend making a day-trip for lakers.
If you are planning on staying at out outpost camp, you should bring
some Lake Trout spoons.
How many Lake Trout you can catch in a day is impossible to predict.
They are extremely sensitive to changes in pressure and if a
low-pressure system comes into the area they may stop feeding for
days. Generally if we have had nice sunny weather with high pressure
the trout will be biting. Some days the small ones are hitting and
bringing in 10 trout in an afternoon would be a great day. When the
really big trout are feeding the smaller ones slow down. If
conditions seem perfect and the small ones are not biting, then be
prepared to get an old lunker on your line. A big Lake Trout is
something you will never forget for the rest of your life. Each year
guests report catching-&-releasing trout over 10 pounds.