Lake Trout Fishing Techniques
There are several different opinions about lake trout fishing techniques, but when fishing a deep lake for trout, you need to use all your fishing knowledge. There are many fisherman who have always thought you need to use a thick line or a downrigger. These techniques will show you how the school of thinking has changed.
- Use a light line. A light line will cause less friction in the water. It will also slice right through the water so that it goes right down to the bottom without having a lot of your line out.
- The set up. Tie two pieces of line to a three-way swivel about four feet long. Tie a two ounce weight on one line and a light lure to the other line. A light lure works best because lake trout like small lures better than larger ones.
- Troll slowly. When you are lake trout fishing, you want to move only as fast as it takes to make your lure work. If you are moving too fast, the lure won't be able to be at the bottom of the lake.
- Let the line hit the bottom. This is one of the most important things to do when lake trout fishing. Let out small amounts of the line at a time so you can feel when the weight hits the bottom. When you hit, reel it up just over a foot.
- Fish in the morning. During the summer lake trout are more likely to hit in the morning sometime between when the sun is coming up and late morning. During the spring they are easier to catch any time of the day.