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    Default Ice Fishing for Lake Trout near Wasilla

    I am looking to catch some lake trout this winter, anyone got any decent areas to try. Or any other spots to fish other than pike.

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    Quote Originally Posted by spyguy386 View Post
    I am looking to catch some lake trout this winter, anyone got any decent areas to try. Or any other spots to fish other than pike.
    Call up Kirk Wilson who is a registered guide from up north if this is your fist outing here in AK for Lakers. I've met him a few times and he's a cool old fella with lots of advice, good bait, and guidance to put you on these elusive lunkers. I set up remote ice houses on remote lakes and get a permit to keep them there so that I can spend a few days at a time finding these lunkers. But for the beginner........Kirk is man for you. Lakers near Wasilla!? forget it, head north and do it right.

    Here is the link to get contact info from him for your future trip.
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    Thanks for the info. I've been fishing and living in Wasilla most of my life... yet, I haven't done much ice fishing. I didn't think there would be much for lake trout near here but oh well.... think I may go to Paxson or Summit this winter for a little bit. Thanks for the link and info!

    Quote Originally Posted by mainer_in_ak View Post
    Call up Kirk Wilson who is a registered guide from up north if this is your fist outing here in AK for Lakers. I've met him a few times and he's a cool old fella with lots of advice, good bait, and guidance to put you on these elusive lunkers. I set up remote ice houses on remote lakes and get a permit to keep them there so that I can spend a few days at a time finding these lunkers. But for the beginner........Kirk is man for you. Lakers near Wasilla!? forget it, head north and do it right.

    Here is the link to get contact info from him for your future trip.
    http://forums.outdoorsdirectory.com/...ht=#post911573

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    Sorry, I gotta ask. Lake fishing for trout or actually fishing for "lake trout".
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    Fishing for Lake Trout

    Quote Originally Posted by dirtofak View Post
    Sorry, I gotta ask. Lake fishing for trout or actually fishing for "lake trout".

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    Quote Originally Posted by spyguy386 View Post
    Fishing for Lake Trout
    Thank you for clarifying.
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    If I remember correctly Paxson and Summit are artificial lures only. Lakers can be caught with jigging spoons, but success is far better with herring or some form of fish meat attached.

    I'll PM you a couple of good lakes for Winter action....
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    Fantastic, Always apprechiate additonal info for success. Thanks fullkurl!

    Quote Originally Posted by fullkurl View Post
    If I remember correctly Paxson and Summit are artificial lures only. Lakers can be caught with jigging spoons, but success is far better with herring or some form of fish meat attached.

    I'll PM you a couple of good lakes for Winter action....
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    Long lake on the glen and 17 mile lake in sutton both have lakers.

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    I caught a nice Laker out of Red Shirt a few years ago...

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    I would get some 3 and 4 inch solid white tube jigs with 1/2 amd 3/4 oz hvy duty jig heads. I have tried a few different methods, (both natural and artificial) and the tube jigs seem to work the best IMHO. teeth marks as evidence, they cant resist


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    Quote Originally Posted by akdube View Post
    Long lake on the glen and 17 mile lake in sutton both have lakers.
    17 mile has lakers?
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    Quote Originally Posted by pike_palace View Post
    17 mile has lakers?
    You betcha. and dollies

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    Awesome tip Jedi... thanks from an apprentice

    Quote Originally Posted by JediMasterSalmonSlayer View Post
    I would get some 3 and 4 inch solid white tube jigs with 1/2 amd 3/4 oz hvy duty jig heads. I have tried a few different methods, (both natural and artificial) and the tube jigs seem to work the best IMHO. teeth marks as evidence, they cant resist


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    Caught nice laker out of Red Shrt too about 18 years ago. Was wondering if it was a fluke. Big fish, snaped my line as I was pulling him through the ice. Gill plate got stuck in top of the hole, grabed him with both hands and pulled him out. As I remember, just shy of 30".

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    One of my buds have got me in the habit to drill "Mickey Mouse" holes which is a good idea for Lakers. Can't say I've fished Red Shirt? Where is that located at?

    Quote Originally Posted by ramdap View Post
    Caught nice laker out of Red Shrt too about 18 years ago. Was wondering if it was a fluke. Big fish, snaped my line as I was pulling him through the ice. Gill plate got stuck in top of the hole, grabed him with both hands and pulled him out. As I remember, just shy of 30".
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    Quote Originally Posted by ramdap View Post
    Caught nice laker out of Red Shrt too about 18 years ago. Was wondering if it was a fluke. Big fish, snaped my line as I was pulling him through the ice. Gill plate got stuck in top of the hole, grabed him with both hands and pulled him out. As I remember, just shy of 30".
    Better gear up if you want to catch big lakers.

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    30" a big fish? You must not get out laker fishing much!



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