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RaybobApril 16th, 2008, 4:32 am
Posts: 2I am up in the North Kingdom of Vermont. Have never fished for Lake Trout. Can anyone give me a few pointers for early in the season right after the ice is gone.
MartinlfApril 16th, 2008, 1:29 pm
Palmyra PA

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I'm not sure. Streamers in the shallow water?
"He spread them a yard and a half. 'And every one that got away is this big.'"

--Fred Chappell
JoecApril 16th, 2008, 6:56 pm
portsmouth, nh

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Follow the smelt, usually lakers will be nearby. It just seems though that lakers rarely venture into shallow water even in the early spring. Try to find water that is close to 30' deep adjacent to a small feeder brook which the smelt will use for spawning. Another great place to find lakers would be rocky shoals, again adjacent to deeper water is key. As for flies, any streamer that imitates a smelt can be effective. If you decide to troll, it is imperative that you troll slowly, in the range of .5 to 1 mile per hour. A controlled drift works too. I'd suggest that you find a lake that produces large numbers of fish rather than lunkers. It helps with the learning curve. You might try Seymour lake. Good Luck!

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