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Rick

Wow...the trifecta... 💙💙💙 @chaffmj

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JBMasterAngler

What’s the lake trout situation on that lake? Are they mostly on Canadian side? Other than a picture here and there, I never hear anything about them. Not even on lakefinder.

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On ‎7‎/‎5‎/‎2019 at 9:20 AM, JBMasterAngler said:

What’s the lake trout situation on that lake? Are they mostly on Canadian side? Other than a picture here and there, I never hear anything about them. Not even on lakefinder.

 

I have caught lake trout only in the USA. I haven't fished in Canada on Basswood. The lake trout I have caught over the years on Basswood have all been on the prairie portage side and early in the year. I haven't fished for them towards the end of summer or in fall.

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JBMasterAngler

I have an overnight motor pass for the end of September. I wasn’t planning on fishing for lakers, but I’ll keep an eye on my depth finder, and see if I mark any fish over deep water.

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3 hours ago, JBMasterAngler said:

I have an overnight motor pass for the end of September. I wasn’t planning on fishing for lakers, but I’ll keep an eye on my depth finder, and see if I mark any fish over deep water.

 

I will talk with the guys that I know that guide up here and I will see what they have to say.  Large walleyes and smallmouths are what seem to be biting around the end of September!

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Wanderer

@chaffmj I missed this post somehow - what a great day you had!  The lakers are of course really cool but the smallie; holy cow...

 

@JBMasterAngler I saw a laker in pretty shallow water near Washington Island one year on Basswood but I’ve never connected with one either.  I have long line trolled those open water basins with deep diving, long profile cranks and picked up the bigger pike and walleyes out there though.  I usually marked em before I caught em.

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