Just got back from a nice ice fishing trip for lake trout and burbot. We did alright, and had a real good time. Caught both lakers and burbot but not any monsters. One burbot we caught was about 6 or 7 lbs. Tasted awesome! We let all the lake trout go. I was a little frustrated that the lakers were not that aggressive after our lures. We tried many different variations of tube jigs, airplane jigs, and spoons. I was marking lots of fish on my new marcum sonar. We were fishing mostly in 25-55 ft of water. I was wondering if maybe the lake trout were being super picky and selective because the lake we were fishing in has a run of red salmon. I was wondering if anyone knew of a particular lure that might work good modeling red salmon smolt. Like maybe a rapala jig or something similar to that. Please share any advice or opinions on different lures. I know lakers mostly feed on whitefish in most lakes, but what about in lakes that have salmon smolt?
Here is a link to some pictures. I tried to upload them on imgur.com, but it wasn't working for me. Hopefully this link works.