This is one of the worlds greatest lake trout fisheries and it is not that far away. So pack up your boat and downriggers to go check it out for yourself. It is a beautiful lake with frequent aerial shows as fighter jets fly in formation over the lake in and out of the air weapons range. With a fish finder you'll be able to locate the fish and troll at the appropriate depth to catch them. A variety of lures with help you land a good number of fish. Some of the best spoons are the Williams Wobbler and Whitefish. The Luhr Jensen Manistee is also a local favorite. You can also pull jointed Rapalas and other floating crankbaits. Bait really isn't needed as these fish are very willing to hit a lure. Trolling speed should be varied from 1.5 mph to 3 mph for best results.
just some of my pics i threw together
Fishing for Sturgeon where the Oldman meets with the Bow and turns into the South Saskatchewan
Funny video about fishing and some of the obstacles that you may encounter.
Heres a nice 4 pound 2 ounce Rainbow caught this season.
On of the most consistent way to catch a meal of rainbow trout from a stocked pond is to use floating dough baits for trout. I prefer to use the Berkley products Powerbait and Gulp Trout Dough. Both of these baits float well and produce a lot of fish. My all round favorite tested in several lakes seems to be Gulp Chunky Cheese in Garlic scent or flavor. The trout go crazy after this bait and if presented well you will be into some great fishing. You will need a 3/8 oz sliding egg sinker, a barrel swivel, 4 pound Berkley Vanish fluorocarbon line and a size 18 treble hook. Very the leader length from 12 inches to 4 feet for best results. I usually start with a leader around 18 inches long. Roll up a ball of bait and cover the treble hook. Then launch it out into the water gently so not to lose the bait. Then the waiting begins and if everything is right with fish in the area you wont have long to wait. So go catch some rainbow trout today at a local pond or lake and give this set up a try.
Captain Ben Chancey tangles with large mean Canal Tuna in the canals of Charlotte Harbor, Florida.
A little windy, but this is truly raw video