Lake trout are caught early in the season (late May and early June) in 15 to 20 feet of water, on sand bars and shore lines. The lake trout in Long Lake are often 25 pounds plus. It is an experience of a life time to hook onto one of these lunkers.
Lake trout often hunt the shallow waters in the spring, fall and winter but go deep into the colder waters in the summer.
Lake trout can be taken with live bait or artificial. They can be fished through the ice, caught in open water by soaking, vertical jigging or trolling. In mid summer you must get down where they are by weights, bottom bouncers or down riggers.
There is nothing like the excitement of reeling in a lunker lake trout from the depths of the cold water in the summer. Their strength is incomparable to any other species.
Lake Trout Regulations (Zone 7):
Open Season: Jan. 1 to Sept. 30
Limit - Sport License: 2 in one day & 2 in your possession
Limit - Conservation License: 1 in one day & 1 in your possession
Size Restrictions: None
Please Note: With a conservation license you are only allowed 2 trout total or with a sports license you are only allowed 5 trout total in combination with all trout species. For example: If you have four Brook Trout in your possession you are only allowed 1 Lake Trout. You cannot keep your max limit of all species of trout.