Best Lake Trout Gear & Lures
One of the most common questions of any guest planning their trip to Kasba Lake Lodge is around the type of gear to use when fishing for Lake Trout. People often ask what type of fishing line and lures will result in catching the biggest, monster trout. Lets clear that up.
Best Fishing Line for Lake Trout: Braided Line or Monofilament?
There are pros and cons to using both of these types of fishing line while fishing for trout -but there is no doubt that Braided line has certainly become the most popular option. Braided line is durable, has no memory, and casts extremely well. But is it the best option when fishing for Lake Trout?
In my opinion Monofilament line is actually more effective when Lake Trout fishing. The big difference comes down to “Stretch”. Lake Trout do not have the toughest mouths, and having a bit of stretch in the line (as monofilament lines has) I have found leads to better and more consistent hookups. Braided line has zero stretch, and thus when setting the hook on a Lake Trout special care must be given to not rip the hook from the fish’s mouth.
Best Lake Trout Lures
When Lake Trout are hitting, these aggressive biting fish will hit almost anything and you don’t need to worry too much about which lures you use. However, when the Lake Trout bite is off spending some forethought on what your throwing on the end of your line can really make a difference. The lures recommended below are tried, tested, and true for the waters of Kasba Lake for catching Lake Trout.
Len Thompson 5-of-Diamonds: Yes, the 5-o-D works, and works well for Lake Trout. No one knows why, but time and time again this fish attracting legend puts numbers on the board. No angler to Kasba should be without.
Rapala Rippin’ Raps: When the feed is on no lure can encourage a strike as quickly as a Shad coloured Rap. Mimicking a tasty Cisco baitfish, the lure will get the job done for catching Lake Trout.
White Bucktail Jigs: A potent addition to any tacklebox arsenal, the bucktail jig is easily worked along the steep rock ledges that Lake Trout use for cover.
Yakima T-60 Flatfish: These huge lures are a staple for hooking BIG Lake Trout in the waters of Kasba. They come in a huge variety of colours or grab some nail polish and colour up you own design! If you want to hunt down a 30+ pound Laker a few of these are a must.
This Lake Trout lure list is by no means exhaustive. As we all know there is a huge variety of lures available to todays fishermen, that’s why our tackle boxes are so heavy, but don’t throw our your old tried-and-true lures yet, many times at Kasba, the old staples that still work the best for catching monster Lake Trout.
If you want to try some of these new lures on some hungry Lake Trout, book your fishing trip at Kasba Lake Lodge this year. Our catch and release fishing resort ensures there are plenty of monster Lake Trout ready to bite!
I have been to Kasba 10 times and every trip seems like it is the best one. The fishing is always great but what separates Kasba from other lodges is the passion of the guides. The Hill family has established a great culture with their guides that is awesome.
Terrific fishing at a very well run lodge. Great people and a great experience. My 4th time visiting Kasba. Superb accommodations and meals. Great equipment and guides. Pike, grayling and lake trout on a magnificent lake.
Fantastic service both prior to and during our trip to Kasba Lake Lodge, great accommodations and superb fishing. Would highly recommend the fly out fishing to the Kazman river which was awesome, I think we caught 70 plus Grayling, we lost count! Lots of Lake Trout and a huge big up to our guide Mik for all his efforts and great shore lunches.