The Latest from Ice Team Fishing is an installment of “Across the Ice Belt” that features some heavy Lake Trout action jigging spoons.
Lake trout are a great species to target through the ice. Some days it doesn’t matter what you drop down the hole, and others it can seem like the fish have disappeared. Active schools of fish can be very aggressive, and jigging spoons or other vertical lures rapidly can be quite successful. Many anglers jig steadily until a fish shows up on the flasher, then begin to retrieve their bait fairly quickly up through the water column. This often seals the deal for an aggressive laker, and the fight is on.