Lake trout

Posted by on Wednesday, December 17, 2008 at 8:07 am

We have several species of fish in the lakes we operate on. Most of our guests look primarily for walleyes to eat and northern for the fight. One of my favorites which fights like a mule and tastes great is Lake Trout.

Lake trout require cold, clear, well oxygenated water. They are found in Seseganaga Lake, Irene Lake and Gamble Lake.

In summer they often move to depths of 50 to 100 feet, but in spring and fall you can find them at depths of 20 feet or less. They prefer water from 40 to 52 degree F.

Lake trout are not jumpers like bass, but instead wage a strong, determined underwater battle. You can usually identify them by their vicious head shake after they are hooked. They have boney mouths so a strong hook set is encouraged.

We recommend barbless hooks so the trout can be quickly and safely released. Most are taken by trolling with spoons or minnow-like plugs. They can also be taken by bottom-fishing with whole or cut bait fish like siscos or herring.

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