Local saw mill GM John brought his family out for a day on Lake Superior for some charter fishing for Lake Trout. We left Lac la Belle at 8 am and headed straight out into Bete Grise to the deep waters of Lake Superior to troll for the deep dwelling trout. After landing a few on rough waters, the 8 year old sweetie pie (that’s what I call the young girls) was a little green behind the gills and complained that she had enough, so we went close to shore where we were protected from the wind. The sweetie pie caught a nice little coho salmon there, but no other action, so we headed out to a spot, still nearer shore, but where there would likely be more lake trout. We picked up a few more and came in with 6 trout and one salmon.
The next day I brought out laid off secret agent gov’t worker, Mark and his 12 year old son on the “Helm-n-Buoys” for a few hours of lake trout trolling. We decided not to try for the lively coho because of a lack of time and went after the more assured lake trout in deep waters. The “BIG” one got away as dad, Mark, knocked it off at the boat, but we still came in with 6 trout after a short time out.
Today I had Dr. Mike, wood plant manager Chris and retired school teacher (book writer and fishing guide) Andy several miles out there fishing the humps. We had a good day and came in early with their limit of trout, including a 18 lb lake trout caught by Dr. Mike. He caught it on one of my home-made Finn Action Lures – The Deadly Dan in about 142 feet of water right at the bottom.