Helpful tips

How fast should you troll for lake trout?

How fast should you troll for lake trout?

Lake Trout prefer slow presentations from 1.7 to 2.0 mph. Trolling or drift socks or a trolling plate can help achieve this.

What depth do you troll for trout?

Even without resorting to a downrigger, you can reach 25 to 30 feet of trolling depth simply by using heavy lead weights and letting out more line from your reel. This is usually deep enough to target rainbow trout, which rarely hold deeper than that.

What is the best speed for trolling?

So, what is the best trolling speed? The best trolling speed depends on several factors including the type of fish, water conditions and lure choice. In general, trolling speeds between 1.5 and 2.5 mph, as measured by GPS, are a good starting place for most species like walleye, trout and salmon.

How much line do you let out when trolling?

Trolling Depth Trick #3 Consider the following example: If you’re trolling a tandem rig tied with two five-ounce bucktails (5 x 2 = 10), and you let out 100 feet of line (double 50, so multiply by two again), according to the Rule it will run at about 20 feet below the surface (5 x 2 = 10 x 2 = 20).

How do you troll for lake trout without a downrigger?

Flat lining is a simple practice of trolling along the shoreline and letting out a fishing line behind the boat with a floating/shallow running lure. With some simple tools like planer boards, anglers can flat line several lines at once behind the boat covering large amounts of water.

How deep is lake trout may?

40′ to 110′ deep
Being on the water when the feeding windows open is the biggest key. The lake trout may be anywhere from 40′ to 110′ deep during the warm summer months. They are found even deeper at times, but are usually fairly inactive when they are real deep.

What is the best lure to use for lake trout?

Live bait is generally the most consistently effective way to fish for lake trout. Minnows are usually the best option. Other good live bait options are nightcrawlers, salmon eggs, or anything similar to their native prey. One of the best artificial options for deepwater trout is a big bucktail jig.

What fish can you catch around Lake Eildon?

Brown trout, rainbow trout, redfin, perch, Murray cod, roach, tench, and carp are some of the species that can be caught around Lake Eildon and local rivers. Whether you are a fly fisherman, or prefer bait or lure fishing, the major rivers and tributaries provide much enjoyment for the serious sportsperson or annual holiday angler.

Where is Lake Eildon located?

Lake Eildon is the impoundment created by Eildon Weir on the Goulburn River in southern Victoria, Australia. At 3,334,158 megalitres when full, it contains six times as much water as Sydney Harbour and is the second largest water storage in Victoria after Dartmouth Dam. It is located at the town of Eildon, within Lake Eildon National Park.

Can you flat line Tassie Devils in Lake Eildon?

Lake Eildon is on fire with brown trout, flat lining Tassie devils is the preferred method with most fish around the 40cm mark. Mansfield guru Dieter however managed to catch this 70cm beast at Big River on Sunday along with a bag of redfin all taken trolling.

Why choose expexpansive Lake Eildon?

Expansive Lake Eildon with around 550 kilometres of shoreline is fed by clear mountain rivers and is surrounded by rolling mountains, heavily clad forest and open woodland, making it a favourite venue for boating and waterskiing, fishing and bushwalking.