Hi Italo, I fish for lake trout on a lake just south west of Algonquin on the border of Muskoka and Haliburton. It’s a large lake. I’ve had a lot of success during the winter with catching big (10-20lb) lakers through the ice. However, in the spring, summer and fall all that seems to be feeding are the small 40-55cm lakers that fall in the slot limit. I was wondering if you have any tips for targeting the big boys during the warmer months. My preferred presentation is a live or plastic minnow in the 4” range on a drop shot working the bottom. Thanks

Posted on July 16th, 2019

Hi Simon, those are nice lakers you are catching through the ice.  The only think I can suggest is that you cover more deep-water by trolling either leadcore line or using a downrigger to get down to the bottom in 60-90′ structure breaks. I have a feeling that the bigger lakers are feeding near the bottom and moving around quite a bit.  You can use a Great Lakes fluttering spoons or a “gang-troll’ (Christmas Tree of flashers) with a #11 Original Rapala.

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