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Lake: Green Mountain Reservoir
Fish: Lake Trout

Green Mountain Res

Post By: joeskicos      Posted: 1/11/2018 9:40:26 AM     Points: 0    
Any advice on catching Lakers at GMR? Going this weekend and never fished the lake before. Appreciate it!
 Reply by: FishingJunkie      Posted: Jan. 11, 9:52:13 AM     Points: 1810    
Not an expert on this lake, so take advice from others, but if no other guidance: drive over to Heeney boat ramp, walk out until you find about 60-80ft of water. Fish on the bottom with something (i.e. tube jig on 1/2 oz head) tiped with a bit of a sucker meat. Try different sizes. Use electronics, don't ignore suspended fish. Tight lines.

Oops... just realized that part of the lake is probably not even frozen..... Be careful out there....
 Reply by: Dgil1972      Posted: Jan. 11, 12:13:29 PM     Points: 744    
Solid advice!! I'd add that I've done well with 2 1/2 to 3 inch bright white, pearl white and salt and pepper colored tubes.
Also, I talked to Master Bait & Tackle and she said that there may be as much as 5 inches of ice on the north end. Not enough to take a snowmobile out, but enough to walk on. I haven't had that confirmed by a second source though.
 Reply by: adrenaline_junkie_ff      Posted: Jan. 11, 4:17:03 PM     Points: 4792    
Take ALL ice reports with a grain of salt until you get on the ice and verify yourself.

Remember that lakers are palegic and roam all the time through regular eating locations. If you dont see anything after an hour, move to another location and depth.
 Reply by: joeskicos      Posted: Jan. 12, 5:59:17 AM     Points: 0    
Thanks. I'll let you know how it went.
 Reply by: burny      Posted: Jan. 13, 1:59:23 AM     Points: 23
Here was my tip and it helped out a fellow explorer but ice is still sketchy in areas so where I fish it may still be open water. Im trying to head up this holiday weekend. Good luck and be safe.
 Reply by: joeskicos      Posted: Jan. 13, 7:51:45 PM     Points: 0    
Had a few too many fireballs last night. Walked out to the lake about 9am adjacent the west marina, made it a couple feet and went directly through the ice. The group I was with caught 5 Lakers total but nothing huge. Ice is sketchy around the edges, solid 8" everywhere else we went.
 Reply by: riper69      Posted: Jan. 13, 7:56:54 PM     Points: 3821    
Head under
Any vid
 Reply by: riper69      Posted: Jan. 13, 8:01:45 PM     Points: 3821    
Wednesday last week