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Lake: Granby Lake
Fish: Lake Trout
Wolford Ice Fishing Tournament 2019

Granby Bait for Lakers

Post By: bassboat      Posted: 5/19/2018 9:57:58 AM     Points: 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: Gwill      Posted: 5/19/2018 11:11:18 AM     Points: 2468    
All the tackle shops in Granby should have sucker meat
 Reply by: bassboat      Posted: 5/19/2018 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.
 Reply by: Hawaiian Punch      Posted: 5/19/2018 5:44:38 PM     Points: 2990    
This sounds like a "labor of love" and whoever made it,took his secret to the grave.You can get netting from Jo-Annes fabric dept to wrap the Salmon eggs in,but the solution . . . .who knows?
 Reply by: A10FLYR      Posted: 5/19/2018 6:39:07 PM     Points: 26    
 Reply by: catchem      Posted: 5/19/2018 8:41:59 PM     Points: 124    
spawn sack netting on Amazon
 Reply by: ErieOriginal      Posted: 5/19/2018 9:33:07 PM     Points: 168    
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.
 Reply by: bassboat      Posted: 5/19/2018 9:43:58 PM     Points: 0    
I found the pink netting at BassPro. Bought salmon eggs in a jar and made some.
The old guy, I believe is still alive but will take his secret with him.
 Reply by: redleader      Posted: 5/19/2018 10:09:53 PM     Points: 557    
It's not that big of a secret, lol.
 Reply by: bassboat      Posted: 5/19/2018 10:32:34 PM     Points: 0    
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: shmiley1      Posted: 5/20/2018 8:59:02 AM     Points: 2512    
Yea.... Because thats the ONLY bait that works.... Lol some of you guys seriously crack me up with your mumbo jumbo.

Try spinning around ina circle exactly four times while speaking the secret laker chant before you drop a line in the water.
 Reply by: bassboat      Posted: 5/20/2018 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: 5/20/2018 11:12:27 AM     Points: 2512    
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.

 Reply by: bassboat      Posted: 5/20/2018 1:36:31 PM     Points: 0    
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.
 Reply by: puntfish      Posted: 5/20/2018 4:31:33 PM     Points: 16    
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
 Reply by: shmiley1      Posted: 5/20/2018 5:04:45 PM     Points: 2512    
Oppinions are like an anus... Pmuch everyone has one.

"FACT"... Sorry man... Its just another "oppinion" or personal observation that you are chosing to label as fact (IMO).

There are times i could pee in your icehole and make you "think" that it attracts lakers too... Doesnt nesecarily make it so tho. LOL
 Reply by: redleader      Posted: 5/20/2018 10:18:45 PM     Points: 557    
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.
 Reply by: shmiley1      Posted: 5/20/2018 10:56:41 PM     Points: 2512    
Halarious!!! Stevo....thats exactly who i had in mind as well.

Altho, you do fit the profile of "an old guy from granby" too...
Hell even i fit that profile nowadays. LOLs
 Reply by: Lone Shark      Posted: 5/26/2018 10:24:00 AM     Points: 854    
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.
 Reply by: Lone Shark      Posted: 5/26/2018 10:42:42 AM     Points: 854    
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 )

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