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Outdoors: Classic lake trout tactics

These tips can lead you to catch more lake trout during ice fishing season in Algoma Country

When it comes to lake trout here in the region of Algoma, there is no doubt that they are one of the most popular game fish to target, especially when the lakes freeze over.

There is just something special about being able to get off the beaten path and venture to places that are nearly only accessible by snow machine. But there are also many bodies of water that hold these fish that are just simple drive to locations.

Whether you are going North or East of Sault Ste. Marie, the possibilities of catching some of these beautiful fish are almost endless.

How to locate and catch these fish that inhabit some of these very deep inland lakes can be a little challenging at times. They can be caught from just a few feet under the ice to right on the bottom and everywhere in between.

One thing I highly suggest is to get out as early as possible and take advantage of the best bite in morning.

Safety Tips for Ice Fishing:

  • Always be sure to check ice conditions before venturing out to these deep lakes.
  • Let someone know where you’re going.
  • Always have a plan before you go.
  • Stay close to shore.
  • Plan the safest and shortest routes to your spots and have a safe an enjoyable ice season.

 - Kevin King

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