Lake Trout Action on Bete Grise

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With many mouths to feed at their family reunion, the pressure was on to catch a bunch of fish for engineering consultant Larry, army human relations manager Lee and their families. We pushed off from Lac la Belle for a “later than usual” start at 9 am with the request that we catch a bunch of fish. Since the weights and numbers of salmon has been less than lake trout, I decided to skip the trolling in close in Bete Grise and go deep right off the bat. By deep, I mean in the 130 to 200 foot range.

Since we’ve had some fairly calm seas lately, the fish are here, not too far out from Lac La Belle. I don’t mean close to shore, because the water temperatures are too high for lakers near shore, but just a few miles out the fishing is great.

We had pretty steady action on green or burgundy Finn Action Lures with a few misses here and there, but ended up with an exceptional day of 20 lake trout by the time we headed home. The lake was fairly calm, but one of my clients spent the day being sick and didn’t fish at all. The rest of them got some good learning in as they landed fish after fish. Army man Lee learned the program to the point of qualifying for master deck-hand and art student Ben mastered the netting procedure.


this morning’s sun-rise over the Keweenaw Peninsula


What a day!

Double double2 first Double Lynn

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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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