When fishing for Lake Trout, the right lure can be the difference between a good day of fishing and an unforgettable day (because let’s face it, no day of fishing is a bad day). Every lure varies depending on the time of season, and we will always suggest listening to the locals, guides, and professional anglers when it comes to choosing lures that have been successful for them on our lake.
Here are some top picks of lures for lake trout, as suggested by our professional guides and experienced anglers.
This is the be all end all lure for lake trout in our opinion. Not only does Yakima have multiple colour options, but every flatfish is shaped perfectly to give a unique and noticeable wobble, which attracts any trouts eye from down in the cold depths.
For size and colour, we recommend the T-60 in Chartreuse, Clown, Silver/Blue, Silver or Frog.
The flatfish was originally invented in the 1930’s and was designed to keep a consistent swimming action. This, in turn, tricked any fish that gave attention to it. For these reasons, and the success rate that we have seen first hand, this is our number one choice for trout lure.
There isn’t a spoon out there that is quite as large both in length and in width, which makes the huskies devle an attractive snack to any lake trout that is minding their own business. With it’s own unique movement, these spoons are perfect for all trolling speeds and casting. This makes them great lures for lake trout.
The devle comes in a variety of colours and anglers have seen some great catches with all of them, but our personal favourites are red and white, yellow and red, silver and blue, and the good old fashioned silver in 3 1/4 oz.
Any large spoon dragged at a trolling speed can have success in catching a good lake trout, but we’ve personally seen the power of the bright yellow five of diamonds. The lake trout on reindeer lake can’t get enough of it!
Len Thompson offers a large variety of colours and sizes in their original design and although they’re all pretty great, none compare to the five of diamonds, 1 1/8 oz.
This aggressive lure challenge fish of all size with its unique movements in the water. This high action diver is a great option for trout because it’s versatile and works well at all speeds. This lure is adjustable with a screw-in eyelet, which gives the choice to have extra-deep screw eyes for heavy fighting.
We recommend the largest option K15 with rattle 5″ in Blazin Pink, Blazin Blue, Blazin Green and Fluorescent Chartreuse/UV Green.
With a wide range of colours and sizes, the wabler has proven time and time again that it is a great choice for all sizes of trout. Invented by a family of Nova Scotians back in 1916, the wabler has been tested for years and it shows.
With original colours like silver and gold, which are both very popular still among anglers, Williams also offers a unique pink, blue, and silver. This wabler is a great choice for deep trolling. Make sure to pick up the largest size, 4″, 1 oz.
Last on our list is the basic tube jig. Solemnly used, this jig is full of surprises and still works wonders when it’s put in the water. A trusty white tube jig has enough weight to sink to the depths, and displays great movement when slowly jigging back up. We suggest you always have one of these in your tackle box.
We use Wahoo Big Game Rigged Tubes 6 inches long, 3 oz in White, Glow or Glow/Red.
This is a heavy and balanced lure used for jigging in deep water. It’s great for mid season when the lake trout are at deeper depths.
They come in one size and we recommend the colours Pearl, Pure White, Chartreuse, Glow Purple and Cisco.