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Big Trout Report (9/15)

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First time I've ever been to this lake...or anywhere on the whitefish chain for that matter...so didn't really know what to expect. Brought along my soon to be brother-in-law. Despite the wind it was a pretty good day. Caught about 15 fish total...average size largemouths were about 2 pounds...some of the biggest rock bass I have ever seen. We even caught a couple slab bluegills on crankbaits! Thought for sure we would catch a number of pike, but only ended up with 1. Rainbow chubs produced a few more bass. No walleyes. Saw 1 lake trout (maybe about 4 pounds) cruising the shallows. Lot's of loons on the lake, I've never seen them congregated in such numbers before (some groups had as many as 8!). All in all I think my first experience on big trout was good, I think I'll pencil it in for the winter in hopes of a laker or 2. What's the overall consensus on this lake?

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About the only thing I have fver caught on BT were some decent smallies and a few decent pike. But did not fish it much, but would be fun to try for some trout. There is a wallet with about $140 in it down there somewhere, I know that for a fact wink.gif I hope the fish have spent it wisely! ha!

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Trout can be pretty decent in the winter, lots of little ones but usualy pick up a couple in the 2-5 pond range. Do not drive an auto on this lake. ice rarley gets over a foot thick any more and lots of slush. smile.gif

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Thanks for the tip. Is it spring fed? I was probably gonna go there later in the winter after the walleye season is closed, see if the ol' reliable cisco under a tip up would do the trick.

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Must be spring fed as the shoreline in front of the access never freezes the first 10-20 ft out. hard to use a tipup as it is so deep. try a heavy jig head and large minnow and let it lay on bottom, while using a jiging spoon on another rod

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Don't you love reeling in fish in that water on BT!? I think its so neat seeing the fish 15ft down as you fight it in! I'd love to get a laker outta there, but my trips have yet to be successful for them.. Caught alot of nice smallies outta there thou!

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