Ice-fishing Friday: How to trigger bites from finicky lake trout

Tip#1: Fish the bottom Given their penchant for mauling baits jigged high up in the water column, there are few fish more exciting to catch through the ice than lake trout—when they hit, they just about rip the rod out of your hand. Just ask Winnipeg-based ice angler Vanessa Toews (above), whose Instagram page (@nessa_b_fishin) features plenty of big wintertime lakers, not to mention giant walleye. “There’s nothing more exciting than ripping a tube jig away from a lake trout, … Continue reading Ice-fishing Friday: How to trigger bites from finicky lake trout