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Anyone fish for togue?

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Hi all, 

 I fish a couple of lakes here in Maine that are supposed to have togue. I was thinking this year I might try for some, and was wondering what might work for trolling, jigging?

                                              Jim

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Dude, I had to reread this a couple times. I kept adding an "n"

into "togue".

 

Couldn't figure what the heck fishing for "tongue" is.

 

Or I actually was gonna say if you were fishing for that, you might

need some help, LOL :D

 

No, never heard of or fished for togue. Sorry :) 

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For those outside of Maine or Eastern Canada, togue are lake trout.

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17 hours ago, jbmaine said:

Hi all, 

 I fish a couple of lakes here in Maine that are supposed to have togue. I was thinking this year I might try for some, and was wondering what might work for trolling, jigging?

                                              Jim

Lake trout love the color white. They are also sensitive to color changes as sunny or cloudy conditions change. When sunny they prefer silver backed spoons. When cloudy they like copper & brass. 

For jigging white tubes work well. Also jigging spoons, regular jigs with plastic trailers like reapers, sluggos, & grub tails. 

Trolling opens the door to all kind of baits. First off think spoons & flashers. Crank baits, jerk baits & most other plugs work well too. They love kwik fish & flatfish baits. 

Lake trout are speed sensitive. They will follow a trolled bait long distances but will strike best when you speed up or work the bait erratically. They also will ram a bait with their heads to stun it & then turn and eat it. Lots of guys miss hooking them by swinging on the stun hit but not lowering their rod tip or feeding a little slack back before swinging on the second strike when the trout actually eats the bait. 

No bait is too big for a mature lake trout. A twenty pound trout will hit a 18" bait. Musky baits work well for trout. Big believers, large spinner baits, grandmas, jakes etc. all work well. 

Lake trout prefer 48-52 degree water temps. You can find them shallow in the early spring & shallow again in the late fall when they migrate in shallow to spawn. In the summer they will be found deep depending on available water depths & bait. I have caught them as deep as 120 feet. 

 

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My PB trout was caught trolling a 12" Luhr Jensen dodger with a 3/0 treble attached at the back with a "4 saltwater plastic squid threaded on the treble.

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Now that's one heck of a fish!

 

:love-093:

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I've caught some nice lakers through the ice, and many as accidental by-catch, fishing for smallmouth.  Nothing as monstrous as that thing Dwight is (barely) holding up!

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Thanks everyone,

 Just the kinda info I am looking for.

Dwight, that fish is beyond words.

                          Jim

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21 minutes ago, J Francho said:

I've caught some nice lakers through the ice, and many as accidental by-catch, fishing for smallmouth.  Nothing as monstrous as that thing Dwight is (barely) holding up!

Barely is the operative word J. You could tell I was gritting my teeth. 

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11 hours ago, Dwight Hottle said:

Barely is the operative word J. You could tell I was gritting my teeth. 

You know it's a big one when all you can think is "take the bleeping picture already!"

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2 hours ago, Crankin4Bass said:

Wow! Nice fish! I love that you are wearing a Lakers hat while catching Lake Trout. 

The reason I was wearing a Lakers hat is because we were fishing out of Lakers Unlimited fishing camp. 

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