Fishing Report for the week of 4/10/2015
|Hans Mulgraber holds his 11-pound, 29-inch lake trout he caught at Gold Lake. Hans was trolling a minnow imitation between 30 and 40 feet deep. Photo submitted
The charm of fishing is that it is the pursuit of what is elusive but attainable, a perpetual series of occasions for hope.
Lake trout, also called Mackinaw, are a big draw this time of year. They are by far the largest of our local fish. Fish over 10 pounds are pulled from local waters every year. And they are easiest to catch from ice-out to mid-spring.
Already this season Jacob Capp caught a 14-pound lake trout at Bucks Lake and Hans Mulgraber pulled an 11-pounder from Gold Lake.
Lake trout, like brook, are classified as char, which are closely related to, but different from, true trout. The differences between trout and char are so minor that they are of no consequence to the angler. (I suspect the fish aren’t too interested either.)
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