A few weeks ago, I promised a video showing the proper technique to fillet a lake trout. Here’s how to do it to end up with no bones.In August my buddy, Darren Elder, our local biologist, was with me at Irene Lake and we taped this demo. Being a bio doesn’t make Darren an expert filletter, but being an expert ...read more.
OK so it wasn’t all work. Last weekend after the job list was done, we did get a little fishing time in.
Fall fishing isn’t always non-stop catching but it is well worth the time on the lake. We caught northern, bass and lake trout but the walleye were not cooperating. It happens on the best of lakes sometimes. Perhaps ...read more.
I love fall fishing. It seems that the big ones are feeding often to get ready for our long winters. Generally fall fishing is in good weather, maybe a little rain and cool evenings but trumping all is very few bugs.
Lake trout season closes Sept 30 because of their spawn, but leading up to the spawn, the ...read more.
Another variation on a theme has resulted in a new master piece.
I call this Nederlander Lake Trout. For the few who are not sure, Nederland is what the people who live in Holland call Holland. This recipe is easy and produces a very nice tasty meal without all the breading and oil normally associated with a meal ...read more.
Irene Lake is one of those few lakes where when walleye is slow (and yes it happens on every lake) you can switch modes and fish trout. Or you can cast for northern pike, or you can tackle some hungry small mouth bass.
Last weekend saw slower than normal walleye action, but ...read more.
Seseganaga Lake is well known for the “chef’s pleasure” (walleye, northern and lake trout)
It is possible to catch all three species in one day on this lake.
Vernice Moon has caught many walleye in his day and still gets a thrill from landing fish like the old days.
Roger Breitsprecher catches his share ...read more.
A week on Seseganaga Lake in August can produce some nice results. We’ve dealt with high water, bad weather and bugs this summer but it has been worth it when the fishing has been “on”.
Craig Sherven added several more photos to his bragging wall with some of these fish. One of these fish would make a trip ...read more.
Nick Transue and a “hammer handle” northern. Lots of these in the lakes.
Wesley Transue with a typical Irene Lake trout. Lots of these too!
A little persistence pays off. The smile says it all.
Father and son, Nick and Wesley Transue from Florida spent a week at Irene Lake with 4 others. The ...read more.