A great way to relax after a stressful work schedule is to hit your favorite lake for a day of lake trout fishing. Many people think of trout as a small-sized game fish, but lake trout can weigh in at over 90 pounds each. Lake trout have been known to live for well over 20 years, so the big ones can make a worthy opponent. Learn more about lake trout fishing by taking our quiz.
What was the weight of the largest lake trout ever caught?
112 pounds (50.8 kilograms)
102 pounds (46.2 kilograms)
91 pounds (41.2 kilograms)
What part of the year is the best time for trout fishing?
spring and summer
summer and fall
spring, summer and fall
What do lake trout prefer as their No. 1 preferred meal?
What are other common names used for lake trout?
Mackinaw and Siscowet
laker and humper
both of the above
What do the smaller lake trout usually prefer to eat?
Where do you commonly find lake trout?
in every state in the U.S., Alaska, and through Canada
Great Lakes region, the more northern states, Canada and Alaska
in Canada, Alaska, and every state except Florida, Texas, and New Mexico
What kind of water do lake trout prefer?
marshy calm water
What is responsible for a lower than expected population of lake trout in the Great Lakes?
What do trout do when it is warmer around the middle of the summer?
they do the same as they always do
they only feed at dawn and dusk
they go deeper
How can you stack the odds of catching some great lake trout?
Use the new bait oils on your lures.
Research your lakes unique features.
You should do both of the above.
Where will you find lake trout just after a lake has lost its ice?
just below the surface
near the bottom where it is warmer
between 10 to 15 feet below the surface
Where will you find lake trout in late spring as the water is warming up?
within five feet of the surface
10 to 15 feet below the surface
about 30 to 45 feet below the surface
How should you fish for lake trout on a windy day?
Cast against the wind and let the line drift back in your direction.
Cast with the wind for best results.
It really does not matter which way you cast so choose what works best for you.
What is a jig or bucktail lure?
a lure with a weighted body and triple hooks
a light hollow lure with triple hooks
a three-piece swivel lure with triple hooks
What is the technique you need for successful jigging?
The jig lure takes care of the jigging motion you just need to reel it slowly in.
You must create some jigging motion by slowly raising and lowering your rod or waving it from side to side.
You create some jigging motion by alternately snapping the line towards you and letting it settle again.
What kind of lures do lake trout prefer?
dark colored lures
bright colored lures
light colored lures
When does jigging for lake trout seem to work the best over other methods?
warmest summer months
early spring or late fall
early morning and late evening
What is the second most preferred method to use when fishing for lake trout?
What should you do before you start trolling a lake for trout?
Make sure you know where any obstructions lurk just below the surface that you need to avoid.
Put on an approved life jacket or personal flotation device.
Check that the state or province where you are fishing allows motorized trolling.
What is the best rig arrangement for successful motor trolling?
a single weighted swivel with a floater spoon on two feet of line
a three-way swivel arrangement with a hanging weight on four feet of line
a hollow lure with enough buoyancy to float just above your preferred depth