What lures should I use for lake trout?
Lake Trout Fishing Lures; Common lure selection for medium to small lake are: small swimbaits, jerk or twitch baits, jigs, flies crankbaits, spoons, spinner and inline spinner baits. Habitat: Lake trout require, cold, clear, well oxygenated water, so they are found almost exclusively in oligotropic lakes.
What color lures do lake trout like?
Since many of your prized monster trophy Lake Trout will reside in darker waters, it’s imperative to use brighter colored jerkbaits. Blue, silver, orange, pink, and chartreuse are all great colors to ensure your lure is visible at depth.
What depth is best for lake trout?
Lake trout prefer to be in approximately 53 degree water. Their depth and eating habits will change with the weather. In the early spring and fall lake trout swim at a depth of between 35 and 45 feet (10.7 to 13.7m). Later in the spring and in the summer they move deeper to 50 to 65 feet (15.4 to 19.8m).
What colors can lake trout see?
Trout have four color receptors. They see the reds, greens and blues seen by humans but with some differences — what an angler sees as a dark red lure is perceived as bright red by the trout.
What speed should you troll for lake trout?
1.5 to 2.5 mph
Typical trolling speeds vary from 2.4 to four kph (1.5 to 2.5 mph) for trout, and 1.9 to 2.9 kph (1.2 to 1.8 mph) for kokanee. However, when trolling plugs or bucktail lures, you can speed up to as much as 5.6 kph (3.5 mph).
How do you catch deep water lake trout?
Trout like drop-offs so you would want to troll parallel to the string of shoals and not over them. When you drop your line to the bottom, count how many times you let out line. You can get a good estimate of the depth. For Lake Trout, try to stay in 30 to 60 feet and close to shore.
How do I make my lures deeper when trolling?
If you need to go deeper, just let out some backing until your target depth is reached. On the lure end of the line, remove a short section of lead as before and tie on a size 18, or smaller, barrel swivel. Now use a 10 to 15 foot mono or fluorocarbon leader to tie on the lure.
How do you know how deep a lure will dive?
The diving depth of the lure can be roughly determined by the size of the bill; the bigger and longer, the deeper it will dive.
How deep is lake trout may?
The lake trout may be anywhere from 40′ to 110′ deep during the warm summer months. They are found even deeper at times, but are usually fairly inactive when they are real deep.
How do you catch lake trout in deep water?
Does trolling speed affect lure depth?
Trolling slightly faster or slower, the wind pushing the boat sideways, waves rocking the boat (tugging back and forth on the lures), underwater currents, water temperature, line diameter, variations in the lures (even though they look identical) and other factors all combine in very complex ways to affect a lure’s …
How do you get a deep lure?