Chris & Nick's Excellent Adventure…"How to catch lake trout" Part One

How to catch Lake Trout…the beginning: [caption id="" align="alignleft" width="265" caption="Day One.......Nick"]tn_day-one-nick_[/caption] [caption id="" align="alignright" width="265" caption="Day One.....Chris"]tn_day-one-chris_[/caption]                 Nick and Chris arrived at Vermilion Bay Lodge  for 2 days of ice fishing in the hopes of tackling some lake trout.  Anticipation was high as we loaded up for the ride to  a portage lake that we have been having success in. [caption id="" align="aligncenter" width="589" caption="Scenery along the way"]tn_snowmobile-trail[/caption] [caption id="" align="aligncenter" width="608" caption="A hanging board is readied"]tn_checking-the-hanging-board[/caption]

The theory of the “tail-whip”…

Nick not only came along with plenty of tackle, but also knowledge of a lake trout pattern of behavior that I had never heard of…..the “tail-whip”!  Apparently that “bump” you may feel at the end of your line is the lake trout whipping the bait with it’s tail to injure it’s prey.  For the rest of the trip every-time Nick missed a fish he was accused of being “tail-whipped”.  Fact or fiction?  Alcohol induced delirium?  Perhaps….

How to catch Lake Trout…the catching begins…

[caption id="" align="aligncenter" width="589" caption="Fighting a lake trout"]tn_fighting-a-lake-trout[/caption] [caption id="" align="aligncenter" width="608" caption="Chunky laker"]tn_chunky-laker[/caption] [caption id="" align="aligncenter" width="614" caption="Chris gets a fish!"]tn_fishing-tips-for-lake-trout[/caption] [caption id="" align="aligncenter" width="614" caption="Dynamic duo."]tn_chris-nicks-lake-trout-adventure[/caption]

 We “fine tune” our technique on “how to catch lake trout”

Sometimes it is the subtle differences in tackle and presentation that make the difference.  We get onto the pattern….the “boys” finally catch on… [caption id="" align="aligncenter" width="373" caption="One of Chris's biggest."]tn_chriss-biggest-trout-of-the-trip[/caption] [caption id="" align="aligncenter" width="346" caption="Nick from Gene's Sportshop, Parham, Mn"]tn_nick-from-genes-sport-shop-in-perham-mn[/caption] [caption id="" align="aligncenter" width="614" caption="Plenty of photo opportunities"]tn_photo-opportunity[/caption]

Is there more to “how to catch lake trout”?  You’re damn right there is…..

It was an interesting two days of fishing with the boys.  In my next post you will see the riveting “Day Two” action where we check out 2 lakes.  Plenty of fish pictures are taken PLUS I have video clips I will be posting.  Also the question of “how to catch lake trout” will be answered!

That’s not all……

After the boys left the fishing did not end.  The Vermilion Bay Kinsmen ice fishing derby held at the government dock on Vermilion Bay ended up with a surprising twist of fate…..all captured on my camera and to be posted here!  Day 4 saw more lake trout action and ended with a video clip of an “eerie” experience I have in the late afternoon dusk on Bottle Lake.

Stayed tuned for the continued drama of “how to catch lake trout”…coming soon!

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More on “how to catch lake trout” coming soon to the Electric Beaver!


5 thoughts on “Chris & Nick's Excellent Adventure…"How to catch lake trout" Part One

  1. Gord…This post reminds me of the old Steve Martin line about “how to become a millionaire”. He said, “The first thing you do is get yourself a million dollars.”

    1. I guess I just didn’t understand the meaning of your first comment. Maybe it was too “deep” for me. Steve Martin….is he even still alive these days?

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If you’re looking for an outstanding vacation spot for the serious fisherman or a family get away you should consider Vermillion Bay Lodge on Eagle Lake, Ontario Canada. We have stayed at many lake resorts over the years, but none offer the simple pleasures of this one. The lake is large enough and holds enough fish for the most adventuresome fisherman and yet easy for local family fishing for young children. Bring your own boat or use one of the aluminum boats (20 hp) at the lodge. Boat dockage is well protected from the wind and allows easy access to the water.

What sets this lodge apart from most others is it is always clean, well kept with lots to do including paddle boats canoes, bon fires in the evenings and a just plain friendly atmosphere.

Bruce & Sally

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