Lake Trout Deep Water Fishing
With the exception of the spring techniques published earlier, all the techniques we have for Lake Trout focus on deep water techniques.
Instead of rehashing them here, we’re presenting tools and equipment and other advice to help your Lake Trout fishing experience to be better than it would have been without dropping by Bass Fishing Gurus.
Now for a minute, forget what I have said above about fishing for Lake Trout in the summer. Lake Trout can be found in warmer water surrounding rocky islands or reefs. This does kick up the skill level as there are several more elements involved and a greater knowledge of the habitat is important.
Keep in mind that Lake Trout are like all predatory fish.
They are driven by hunger, a drive to reproduce and a need to protect themselves. When they’re hungry, they’ll follow the bait fish even if the water temperature is higher than they prefer.
After lunch they can, and do, retreat back to the deep. But for this to work, you must understand where bait fish will hang out.
Which side of the island will they prefer? What are the currents in the lake and where is the thermocline?
When fishing for Lake Trout in the Great Lakes, the use of a fish finder in the summer is a great help for finding the depth at which you’ll find them.
Many anglers count on experience and advice from local tackle shops and outfitters, which is a great source of timely information.
However fish finders provide instant information and are a great help in years when weather is atypical and rule of thumb advice is often inaccurate.
Dual beam sonars are the most accurate and provide more information than single beam sonar devices. Furthermore, grey scale devices offer more information.