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Fish: Lake Trout

Great Lake Trout from Shore Action

Post By: FishHuntNow      Posted: 11/2/2020 11:03:38 AM     Points: 437    
I've been hitting different bodies of water in the mountains trying to find staging Lake Trout to fish with spoons and jigs. Found some and it was blast getting into em! Nothing big but so much fun to catch in 30-40fow working spoons. Here is some pictures, with a how to video here's the [log in for link]
 Reply by: Freestone303      Posted: Nov. 2, 12:58:31 PM     Points: 454    
Good insight on fishing spoons in a jigging fashion. Kastmasters, Cleos, etc are something I have never really gotten into, despite my boxes and boxes of tackle. I would have thought you would have gotten snagged and been losing lures left and right on those lakes, not realizing that most of the bottom around the shore is sand.
 Reply by: FishHuntNow      Posted: Nov. 2, 1:10:16 PM     Points: 437    
Ironically, I lost all my kastmasters there, the windy days made me miss judge how close i was to shore and got caught up in them. If I have a tip to offer to people is that once you feel the spoon is getting close to shore reel it in without any hesitation.

Some additional aerial shots.
 Reply by: malty falcon      Posted: Nov. 2, 4:59:01 PM     Points: 6858    
Nice instructional video, thanks for sharing it with us. I certainly learned a new technique.
 Reply by: FishHuntNow      Posted: Nov. 3, 3:14:09 PM     Points: 437    
Hey Malty, glad i could share a new technique with you. Do you still go fishing Lake County like you always have? It's almost that time of the month. :D
 Reply by: Basschaser      Posted: Nov. 5, 11:20:18 AM     Points: 1307    
That's a good video
 Reply by: FishHuntNow      Posted: Nov. 10, 8:43:20 AM     Points: 437    
Thanks Basschaser, I bet right after the storm yesterday they are very active and aggressive again! Thanks for watching.
 Reply by: bharper      Posted: Nov. 10, 12:51:00 PM     Points: 262    
Nice job! 🎣🤙🍻
I need to hit ice off next year for some Laker action!
 Reply by: The Fishing Junky      Posted: Nov. 11, 12:01:18 PM     Points: 17    
Awesome, looks like you have that spot on lock!!
 Reply by: bouldertrout      Posted: Nov. 11, 2:16:41 PM     Points: 18    
FishHuntNow, it was great to meet you and chat at this lake a couple of weeks ago! Hope to come across you another time.
 Reply by: Boynamedsous      Posted: Nov. 11, 3:09:46 PM     Points: 17    
The video was great. Not a soul out there this morning. Your method was spot on. Thank you.
 Reply by: FishHuntNow      Posted: Nov. 11, 3:22:23 PM     Points: 437    
bouldertrout, it was a fun time out glad we both caught some good fish! :D


That's wonderful to hear! How many did you end up catching?
 Reply by: Boynamedsous      Posted: Nov. 12, 8:03:45 AM     Points: 17    
I ended up with 5. All Catch and release. 3 were in the 16' to 18", the rest were young ones. I only spent a few hours there. The rocks are brutal on lures if you don't learn when to reel up fast.
 Reply by: FishHuntNow      Posted: Nov. 12, 8:06:18 AM     Points: 437    
Oh nice in a few hours that's a good day! and yes, i've lost a few kastmasters thats for sure haha. I did see someone catch a 35 incher there on Saturday last week.
 Reply by: The Fishing Junky      Posted: Nov. 13, 2:40:23 PM     Points: 17    
Bro that place is nuts I went there the Sunday before last and hammered it, this last Sunday I got completely skunked but my buddy caught a bunch.... 🤷‍♂️
 Reply by: bouldertrout      Posted: Nov. 13, 5:04:25 PM     Points: 18    
Maybe the spawning is over? Or was it the storm effect?
 Reply by: FishHuntNow      Posted: Nov. 14, 9:57:21 AM     Points: 437    

I bet the spawn is over but now should be really fun to fish for them starting early in the day when they'll be shallower then any other time of the year. I'm going to try it before work a few times next week see how it goes.
 Reply by: bouldertrout      Posted: Nov. 14, 1:01:58 PM     Points: 18    

I was there last Saturday around 6:30 AM and the bite was almost gone. A couple of other folks were catching few with white tube. Overall, it was way slow. Hope you'll do well.
 Reply by: FishHuntNow      Posted: Nov. 14, 7:33:41 PM     Points: 437    
I wonder if the afternoon before sunset bite is a bit better then the morning. I will be sure to let you know as I go out to try a few times this week.
 Reply by: bouldertrout      Posted: Nov. 20, 6:00:03 PM     Points: 18    
Anyone might have a recent status for lakers?
 Reply by: FishHuntNow      Posted: Nov. 22, 8:40:34 PM     Points: 437    
Yes, a buddy went out to fish on Saturday and used sucker meat on a kastmaster off the bottom and caught over 8 fish. Not much action on the cast and jig retrieve action but hey at least he didn't get skunked.
 Reply by: bouldertrout      Posted: Nov. 22, 9:58:47 PM     Points: 18    
Thanks, FishHuntNow!

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