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Anybody target lakers from shore this time of year? I know they move to shallow rocky areas to spawn in the fall/winter making them easier targets from shore. Just looking to extend my season as long as possible!

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This has been a target/ dream of mine for years. I try it every year at a few spots where I know it is possible... never had success

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I have seen guys over in VT getting solid ones from shore figured it's worth trying here 

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I've heard of people catching a few from a beach in the spring when the smelt are staging to run. 

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On December 3, 2016 at 7:27 PM, Brky Hntr said:

This has been a target/ dream of mine for years. I try it every year at a few spots where I know it is possible... never had success

What are your tactics when trying to target them? 

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20 hours ago, TaylorMade8 said:

What are your tactics when trying to target them? 

Wade, fly cast streamers in a big lake. Casting over gravel bottom. 2' - 10' deep. At a couple of the spots there are streams that dump into the lake close by. Some times I will spin cast at the same spots casting a small spoon. 

Last year, Once I paddled my boat out to an island and anchored on a big rock point and cast streamers. This is a spot I do well ice fishing. 

I have a friend who has landed several from shore at a large river up north on streamers

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Great. Thats what I figured Brky I'm surprised you haven't had luck! unfortunately I don't think i'll be able to chase them this year, unless we have no ice like last year!

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Hard to cast thru the ice I encountered this weekend. I did get to watch rainbow trout swim back and forth under the thin ice on the feeder stream I was going to fish!

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The ice sneaks up on us so fast! i'll be tying and doing research and hopefully chasing ice out lakers in 2017

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The Lake Trout in Sebago are predisposed to spawn in a bit deeper water (I heard this was a deliberate trait they incorporated when initially stocking...but can't verify).  I have been taking my boat to rock piles in 10-20 feet and finding them...but the weather can be fickle and as noted, it closes out quickly.

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Hm thats an interesting factoid. I wonder if all the lakers stocked in the state are that way. Might have to take the kayak out and explore then. Thanks JC

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anyone want to help me get my little boat ready in Spring and try for Lakers? I have never fished for them. Do they taste like Rainbow Trout? Hopefully we will get good weather soon. I recall Flounder Fishing on March 1 years ago when temps were in the 70s, Nice & warm. NOTE: Call Al Gore and have him stop is " global warming" I' Freezing to death.

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On 1/13/2017 at 9:35 AM, WickedGoodOutdoors said:

anyone want to help me get my little boat ready in Spring and try for Lakers? I have never fished for them. Do they taste like Rainbow Trout?

From what I've heard, they are rather oily and are best made into a chowder, smoked, or maybe grilled.

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