Friday, April 5, 2013

Lake George Road Trip

My ice fishing gear may be in storage for an eight month hiatus, but I'm still reliving trips from this past winter like they were yesterday. One that sticks out was a road trip to Lake George in New York. My buddy Jon who lives in that region had been telling me for years that I needed to get there. It was one of those things that I brushed off by saying, "I know, I know. Maybe next year!" Well the stars and moon aligned in February, and on the heels of a brutal skunking in Maine, my friend Aaron and I headed to the Adirondacks with hopes of better luck for lake trout. Unfortunately, Jon couldn't fish with us, but to say he put things on a silver platter for us would be an understatement. I'm talking GPS points right to the holes that he caught over 100 lake trout out of this winter. The two day binge was some of the most fun I've ever had on ice. We worked so hard we barely had time to eat or drink. The crazy part is, we were just truly getting dialed in on the trout right before it was time to head back to civilization. It's all good though, the Lake George seed has been planted and it's spreading like wildfire. Like Sebago Lake and Cuttyhunk, I have a feeling this trip will be an annual staple moving forward.

I hope to share more details about the road trip soon. In the meantime, here is our two days on Lake George boiled down to four minutes.


  1. Nice.
    Where they all lakers on that trip.
    I hear that Lake George has a good population of landlock salmon.

  2. Thank you. We were strictly targeting lakers on this trip, but we were told there are nice landlock salmon in George as well. You'd probably want to set live baits higher up in the water column for them. All the lake trout we marked were right off bottom.

  3. For Brk Trt, the salmon population is actually quite poor in George. The theories are abundant, but the most believed is they are simply eaten when stocked by lakers. There have been numerous cases of lakers being brought to the docks, filled with 6-8" salmon.