Post By: bassboat Posted: 5/19/2018 9:57:58 AMPoints: 0
Some years ago, I and family went to Granby for some fishing. One in the party brought bait that he acquired from an elderly guy in the town of Granby. Lake trout were attracted to the bait like a magnet to iron. Thinking of going back up there in the near future. Would like to know if any of you around Granby know of a bait shop in Granby that has bait that attracts lake trout.
Reply by: bassboat Posted: May. 19, 11:52:40 AM Points: 0
The bait was salmon eggs wrapped in a pink small hole netting. The secret was in the solution that the salmon eggs were in. One of us tried sucker meat and had zero luck catching anything. Those that continued using the salmon eggs , continued catching lakers.
You can get spawn sack kits that come with netting, floats and line for tying them. I have had success with store bought salmaon eggs. I keep multiple jars of various colors/scents on hand and tie up a variety the night before I go fishing.
The secret is the solution the salmon eggs are amerced in before you put your hook in the netting. The eggs are probably in the solution for a while. I tried some of the store bought solution, lakers were not interested.
Reply by: bassboat Posted: May. 20, 10:36:16 AM Points: 0
I am not saying that is the only bait that works. It is one which I saw got good results. I am sure sucker meat works just as well if there was no other competing bait. The old guy in Granby sold the bait to the family member. Trying to see if anyone else that fishes Granby had heard of the bait.
Reply by: shmiley1 Posted: May. 20, 11:12:27 AM Points: 2509
All jokes aside... " the old guy in granby"
Do you realize how many of those there are who fish the lake? Also most serious locals have their own "special tactics" but without more info i dont think i can help you narrow it down. It was most likely just koke roe sacks. At the same time, if it is some family secret or something, i highly doubt they are going to come off that sort of info on public forum.
I am sure they are hundreds if not more. The family member is my niece's significant other. He will not divulge who he got them from. I totally agree about family secret. Thanks to everyone for the input and putting up with a newby.
I used to think roe sack (fresh salmon eggs tied in cheese cloth) was the best bait for lakers. If I had none I would not go ice fishing. But through experience I have learned sucker meat catches the bigest Lakers. I never use roe sack any more. I get lots of it from salmon fishing in September. I give it away. Sucker meat catches bigger fish on a constant basis. If you want to catch a lot of Lakers just put Cod Liver oil on gitzits. NO scent catches more Lakers. It is a mess and gets all over reels, line from slick in your ice hole. But boy does it atract Lakers. FACT
Cod liver oil and secret Salmon egg solution from the old guy in Granby, I'm guessing his name was OB1. I know a girl that catches Ahi there. the entertainment level of this site just keeps on giving< had to get in on this one, lololol.
Love that photo of the Yellowfin on Ice. Thats a long way from where it came from. Was it Frozen or a RSW fish? I ask because the clock would be ticking on a RSW fish to get it cleaned up and vacuum sealed.
Food for thought for those reading. This year I have fished for lakers a handful of times. Almost every time I have gone I have caught one on a "non standard" method. Meaning a method that you might fish for bass or other species. Methods that will work for Lakers and you will read stuff on the internet about but usually simply don't try. If your using your normal tactics that normally work and your skunking it might be time to try something new. These fish likely stare at tried and true tactics daily and eventually can wise up to it. So why not mix it up? I usually spend 90% of my time fishing my staple tried and true and 10% trying to put rust on lures that still have clean paint. I also try to force myself to learn a new spot or 2 every time I hit laker country...sometimes easier said that done )