Whitefish? We don’t need no stinking Whitefish…

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OK, so it was two weeks ago today when I first cleaned a lake trout with a belly full of perch.  I and others were sure the lake whitefish bite was only days away, but it has not really materialized.  Rumors abound of this guy and that guy catching 20 here and 40 there, but no real bite has materialized.  The perch are still out in the deeper water, still schooled up and still being eaten by the lake trout…

And speaking of lake trout, the bite is still pretty strong for those of us that are out every day and staying on fish.  I have been “rotating crops” as it were, fishing several different areas every other day or so.  This allows small sections of the lake that are holding active fish to “rest” between charters and it has been allowing us to have very productive days on a regular basis.  Of course a fast moving cold front and accompanying winds and swells can throw a monkey wrench at you from time to time, but with stable weather forecast for several days and some strong lunar/solar phases over the next week or so, I see a strong lake trout activity in our future.  And those whitefish?  Well if they show up in the next week or so, I’ll let you know…otherwise, I’ll be making lemonade with the lemons that come my way…Hey, aren’t lemons good on whitefish???