Ice Fishing in the Adirondacks
Ice Fish the Adirondacks from spacious, heated shelters protected from the elements a short distance from the Lake Placid, Saranac Lake, Lake George and Tupper Lake regions! Target all species ice fishing for Yellow Perch, Northern Pike, Atlantic Salmon, Trout, Walleye and more. Our trips are designed to be safe, hands on and productive for all abilities.
Trip Length: 4 hours. 4 anglers max per guide.
This trip allows more time to explore and venture further into the frozen desert. This trip includes all necessary equipment: Heated shanty, tip ups, rods, bait and tackle provided.
Trip Length: 6 – 8 hours. 4 anglers max per guide.
This trip is designed for the die hard angler looking to hit both peak fishing times of the day and explore a large area of the lake. This trip includes all necessary equipment: Heated shanty, tip ups, rods, bait and tackle provided. A light lunch snacks and warm beverages also provided.
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Ice Fishing For Lake Trout
Jigging for Lake Trout through the Ice
I love Ice Fishing. The solitude and wide-open spaces that a frozen Adirondack lake provides is something I look forward to all year long. During the winter months there can be many different lakes and ponds to choose from, and when I have a day off from guiding the decisive factor of where I fish is simple – Lake Trout. There is something about jigging for lake trout that never gets old. Connecting the dots to get a nice laker through the ice can drive an angler mad. They are aggressive, strong and grow to massive sizes. They can be found all over the water column, and even when you find them, they don’t always want to commit.
With any style of fishing your success relies upon knowing where and when your target species is feeding. Therefore you must find the forage base that lake trout are after. In our area we have a lot of lakes with decent Smelt populations, who like to cruise in open water in the middle of the water column. The help of a Garmin Echomap 63cv fish finder, or Vexilar is crucial to know where the fish are, where your baits are, and how the lake trout are responding to your presentation. Drill a handful of holes around steep depth changes and hop around until you start marking fish on your fish finder. Repeat the process until you find consistent marks on your screen.
To begin I will rig some 32’’-36’’ medium heavy rods with 10lb test, 3.5’’ tube jigs in pearl white or chartreuse with 1/4 ounce – 3/8 ounce jig heads. Finish it off by tipping the hook with a chunk of live bait and you’re ready to go. Ill also have a variety of vertical jigging spoons and rattling rapalas to draw the fish in as another option. Lake Trout are notorious for following lures so when you see a fish approach you want to start your retrieve up the water column to draw the fish toward your bait.
Once on fish, whether you have hooked up or you see them streaking on your electronics, trends will develop what triggers strikes. The only way to hook up is to get out there and do it! Lake trout jigging can be a light carry, easy run and gun when you have just a few hours to fish or want to sample a new water. There are literally millions of Lake Trout spread throughout The Adirondacks. in addition to all the stocking listings on the www.ny.dec.gov, many waters also have native populations. Wherever you are in the park, you’re not very far from several Lake Trout jigging opportunities.
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Explore the Beautiful Frozen Desert of the Adirondacks!