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wall_guy_101

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wall_guy_101

Hey Gents,

Well....I have never even fished for lakers and after reading your posts and seeing some of the pictures I have a serious fever for some lakers. I get the idea of airplane jigs and slender spoons, perhaps a shiner under a tip up but two things that elude me are...are they structure oriented?? and what are depths to target??...I had plans to head up to ely the weekend of the 14th. So i'm dedicating one full day of laker fishing on burntside either that friday or saturday. Any and all info would be greatly appreciated. And if you see a couple of sleds and purple otter fishhouse stop in for a beer or seven.

Thanks Guys and (Gal(s))

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Steve Foss

wall guy, try looking here first. It's a long thread with lots of banter but has a lot of good info.

On the map, look for steep shorelines and main lake points or humps. Humps that come up out of deep water, especially near shorelines or islands, are good. Main lake points that taper into deeper water are good. Very steep shorelines that look almost like cliffs can be good.

I generally target 40-60 FOW.

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Great Outdoors

wall_guy_101,

What kind of sleds, and what type of beer are we talking here, Bro?? \:\)\:\)\:\)

I may be able to cough up a few trout areas, if plied with evil spirits! grin.gif

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Surface Tension

If you try and fish Lake Trout through the ice you'll be sorry.

Your work will suffer and being so far away from Laker water will only make it worse. If you must, read the Lake Trout Gear & Tactics thread. Its compiled information from a lot of members. Then ask yourself if your willing to put yourself on the Laker Roller Coaster Ride.

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Steve Foss

Dude! You sent wall guy to the same place I did. Guess we both REALLY think it's a good place to go. grin.gifgrin.gifgrin.gif

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Surface Tension

Right'o

15 pages might slow him down and give him time to reconsider what hes about to do.

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northwoodsdreamr

Surface Tension thats no joke. I got lured in reading the pre-bash posts and picking up laker gear getting ready. Spent two days fishing bash weekend with a few lookers but no takers other than two smelt. But Im hooked, for life I think. I cant wait to get back up and try again. I already have two possibly three long weekends planned to chase my first laker, before the season closes. Girlfriend thinks I may need an intervention. Laker fishing what a great addiction though.

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hookset 31

Wall guy -You should print out everything these guys are talking about cause after you fish lakers you need something to read about lakers. I've read them a few times cause my brain can only asorb so much before i start shakin and need to go look for lake trout again. Good Luck

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wall_guy_101

Well, after reading the forum that st and surface sent i've concluded that i'm even more hooked and realize that i need to bring more beer!!! Great outdoors I/we will have a skidoo mxzx, polaris trail and fine german beer. To me it looks like a good area out in front of the van vac access. Looks to be some good structures and definite deep water. As always thanks for the info guys and hope to maybe see you out there!! Wish me luck.... i think i'll need it. \:\/

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wall_guy_101

I've definitely gathered some very pertinent info and it will be like a school session until then. But then again I always hated class lectures. So i guess i'll just have to learn from experience. Thanks hookset.

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Great Outdoors

WG101,

I'll start gnawing on a salt lick Monday, just to build up an enormous thirst!!!! grin.gif

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fishgutz77

WG101 surface is right, I live 230 miles from b-side and it pains me that today I only caught 5 small lakers on big trout on the whitefish chain today. all of them about 12-13"'s all released. If I would have gone 2 more hrs north I could have cured myself for at least a few days. the good news is B-side isn't going anywhere and I'll be back up and I did catch some nice walleyes and whitefish in the same areas. The laker thing is sick,cruel affliction.

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wall_guy_101

Keep gnawing fella,

You put me on some fish and and i'll have you crawling off of the lake!!;)

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JustinG

 Originally Posted By: Great Outdoors
wall_guy_101,

What kind of sleds, and what type of beer are we talking here, Bro?? \:\)\:\)\:\)

I may be able to cough up a few trout areas, if plied with evil spirits! grin.gif

Well...Well...Well...Talk about someone needing an intervention!!!

Bad enough already that you are trading the fish I catch for booze, now you are giving up my fishing spots too?????? How much Boones Farm and Gluek's is it going to cost me this time to keep you Quiet?

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wall_guy_101

Hey Justin,

The offer isn't just for him, i could certainly have you crawling off the the lake as well!! ;\) Listen, i'm pretty familiar with the area and have some family up their as well. Just get me on some lakers fella and you'll have a free beer or ten anytime i'm in the area!!

Thanks again fellas!!

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Great Outdoors

That Dang Justin keeps conveniently forgetting who puts him on those Trout!! whistle.gif

He never caught any until I moved him from his favorite Trout hole (Olson's Bay on Shagawa) to some of my Top Secret Spots on Burntside. grin.gif

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