Did anyone catch the InFisherman show last week about catching Lakers on top water? There is also an article in this months magazine. Now that the show has aired, I can talk about it. My SIL and I started catching huge Lakers on top water a few years ago. Best time is just as the ice is moving out from the bank and for the next few weeks. The lakers chase smaller trout right up to the bank using the bank to block the trouts escape. Once we figured this out, we started hammering them. My SIL is the one in the show that is fishing with Doug showing him how to catch them. It's hard to hook them though. You'll have 10 chases and blowups but only hook 1 or 2 because when they open their mouth they are pushing so much water in front of them, they push the lure away. If I remember, the morning they filmed the show, we had almost 20 chases and landed 5-6 all between 30-43". The show was taped here in CO. but I assume it would work anywhere. We've tried this technique at three different lakes here in CO. We release all of the Lakers we catch.