The Shepherd family love to fish for Lake Huron Lake Trout and recently they braved strong winds to catch some really nice fish feeding on baitfish near structure areas.
Unlike fishing the lower great lakes where anglers in the summer time have to find 80-100+’ water to locate Lakers, due to Lake Hurons deep water close to points, shorelines and in bays, Lakers often feed in the 40-60’ range.
This is where a reliable fishfinder like the Raymarine line is a big asset. You can see the depth, the structure break and any baitfish and Lakers below. That enables anglers to get their baits down in the right area and at the right depth with usually produces fish!
Davis Shepherd caught one of the larger Lake Trout fishing a fluttering spoon off a Dipsey Diver around the 50’ depth. Even with a crazy North wind Jamie was able to locate a bait ball and Lakers were coming up and smashing them.
Jamie had a challenging time slowing the troll speed but oddly only caught them going with wind. One Lake Trout was one caught at 4 km/hr others at 3.6-4.2 . Jamie’s strategy was to keep going back and forth trolling past the bait ball. The large laker shows in the featured image was released and the Shepherd family did enjoy a 23” and a 21” Lake Trout on grill.
You can enjoy excellent Lake Trout action in Lake Erie as far south as in the vicinity of Sarnia, ON and all the way around to Owen Sound in Georgian Bay, ON and as far north to Manitoulin Island. The key is to locate baitfish & the Lakers and troll at the right depth!