During the summer months lake trout are down deep and you need to get to them. Fish a deep diving crank bait with some splitshot in front of it and troll slowly with 100-200 feet of line out behind your canoe. A fish finder can be very helpful in locating deep water lake trout.
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Is there anything else we should know about fishing for lake trout? Do you have a special lure or technique? Let's hear your tips and advice.
Brent: A graph will help you find the lake trout. Without one, fishing can be tough. Marc: I've had good luck the end of June using a medium black and silver/gray shad rap with a weighted leader (in the store they look like a bead chain with a 1/4oz weight melted in the middle) draging so that I can occasionally feel the bottom at 30 feet.