Fun fishing lake trout on light tackle in shallow water.

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Today, as I was winterizing the “Fishin Mission”, it so nice out that I just HAD to get out on the water. I had not fished for 4 days and the fever was running high, especially since I caught more than a limit last time out. (much to a certain bro-in-law’s chagrin, I tossed 2 back in order to stay legal.)

This time, I dropped all my tools and went inside to announce to my 3 boys that I’m going fishing right after I eat lunch. 30 minutes later, we were underway… me and 3 boys. It’s not too often we get this kind of weather this time of year.

A glance at my watch told me that we would have about 3 hours to fish before I had to leave for a 6 pm appointment. I then realized we needed gas for both the van and the boat, so after a 18 minute delay, we were finally underway.

The water was flat, the sun was out and the surface temperature of the lake was 48 degrees, a good temperature for spawning lake trout.

No action for the first 20 minutes or so, until we found the shallow water and started catching fish. All of us were fishing with small, lightweight spinning rods with 6lb test line and a leadheaded jig with a Gulp minnow, jigging on the bottom. Green Laker Takers (4″ long) also worked well. What a great time for everyone, can’t wait to get out again!

Back to winterizing on the 30 footer tomorrow morning, Lac la Belle in the afternoon to bring manure for garden and haul scrap metal to the recycler.

Anyone want some fresh lake trout or fishing on Saturday??

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About Brian Helminen

Brian is the owner and Captain of Sand Point Charters, LLC. He also owns and operates Designotype Printers, Inc. with his wife, Margaret. They have a cottage on Lac La Belle that can be rented by the week in the summertime.

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