Alright, so my Alarm goes off at 0400 this morning... started getting ready for a run to Paxson Lake for my first attempt at lake trout with Duckslayer56. We eventually got out there, found out the campground isnt the place to go with a small car when there is a foot of snow on the road (several hours of un-stucking car). Eventually we drive farther down the road to where the lake comes real close to the road. Drilled 9 holes over the course of about 2 hours near the very north end of the lake. Saw one ice tent out there, but the wind was so heavy you couldn't tell where anyone else had fished. Jigged spoons both large and small, deep and shallow, soaked shrimp on jigs.... Nothing.
First off, I'm a die hard catch and release advocate, so I'm not out to ruin anyone's fishing hole by over retention of slow growing trophy fish.
But, we didn't catch anything, and I'm not sure if we were in the right area, or even providing the right offerings. Could anyone point me in the right direction? Either on here or PM would be awesome... Thanks in advance for any help! I'd love to catch a lake trout through the ice. Never had the opportunity to do so before.