I am wondering if anyone can offer advice on lure selection for Lake Trout. I started fishing the lakes/streams off of the Denali Highway last summer and was mainly targeting grayling. I have a good assortment of small panther martins and a few small kastmasters that seemed to work pretty well. When I would work lakes for Lake Trout my success was pretty mixed, probably cuz I was using the wrong gear.
Will larger spinners do the trick? Switch to spoons? Something different completely? I am generally hiking in and fishing from shore, so is it a lost cause anyway? I know the trout are near shore as the ice is going out and my understanding is that the Lakers then move to deeper water, ie the middle. Since I am schlepping in all of my gear and camping stuff I want to keep it as light as possible but still carry good gear. Even advice on color combinations would help.
Thanks for any input you can provide!