Ice Fishing TROUT Trifecta – Wisconsin Lake Superior – Jason Mitchell Outdoors

Ice Fishing TROUT Trifecta – Wisconsin Lake Superior – Jason Mitchell Outdoors


>>WE HAVE A LOT OF TROUT AROUND HERE IN CHEQUAMEGON BAY IN THE APOSTLE ISLANDS. WE GOT SPLAKE, LAKE TROUT, BROWN TROUT, RAINBOW TROUT. ALWAYS A GOOD BITE GOING ON SOMEWHERE. THERE’S ONE. THERE WE GO.>>TROUT ARE SUCH A VORACIOUS PREDATOR AND THEY SHOOT IN, THEY SHOOT OUT, THEY JUST COME IN LIKE A MISSILE. OHH. (CHUCKLES) WHOA, WHOA, WHOA, LOOK AT THAT. THAT IS JUST A BEAUTIFUL BROWN RIGHT THERE. THEY ARE SO STRONG. YOU KNOW, THEY LIVE IN THIS BIG WATER. YOU KNOW, THESE FISH, THEY’RE JUST ALL MUSCLE. (INSTRUMENTAL MUSIC)>>WE’RE OUT AT THE RED CLIFFS AREA UP ON CHEQUAMEGON BAY HERE ON LAKE SUPERIOR IN NORTHERN WISCONSIN. WE’VE GONE UP HERE IN THE YEARS PAST AND REALLY A NEAT, NEAT FISHING AREA. IT’S KIND OF A TOURIST DESTINATION, A LOT OF NEAT RESTAURANTS AND SHOPS AND THINGS UP HERE. WE’VE GONE OUT HERE IN THE SUMMERTIME AND THERE’S SOME PHENOMENAL SMALLMOUTH BASS, REALLY NICE SMALLMOUTH BASS OUT HERE. BUT ALSO, YOU COME OUT HERE IN THE WINTERTIME AND SOME OTHER TIMES IN THE YEAR WHERE YOU CAN REALLY TARGET THE TROUT AND THE WHITEFISH, AND THAT’S WHAT WE’RE DOING TODAY. THE THING ABOUT FISHING OUT HERE IS YOU HAVE TO BE REAL DILIGENT ON ICE SAFETY. AND SO YOU HAVE TO WORK YOUR WAY OUT, HAVE ALL THE ICE GEAR. MAKE SURE YOU USE A SPUD BAR, CHECK ICE THICKNESS. SEE HERE, I’VE GOT ICE PICKS, GOT THROW CUSHIONS, WE’VE GOT ALL THE SAFETY GEAR. WE’RE USING A WHEEL CRAFT TO GET OUT HERE BECAUSE THIS IS BIG WATER AND THIS ICE CAN CHANGE DRAMATICALLY. SO YOU DEFINITELY HAVE TO BE DILIGENT AND YOU DEFINITELY HAVE TO WORK YOUR WAY OUT AND BE CAUTIOUS.>>ON CHEQUAMEGON BAY ITSELF AND ALL OF LAKE SUPERIOR, BASICALLY, THAT HAS ICE, YOU HAVE A LOT OF CURRENT. AND THE ICE SHIFTS, IT MOVES, IT CRACKS. I MEAN, YOU GOTTA REALLY KNOW WHAT YOU’RE DOING. SO BEFORE YOU DO VENTURE OUT, MAKE SURE YOU HAVE ALL YOUR SAFETY EQUIPMENT, YOUR ICE PICKS, YOU KNOW, BRING A NEBULOUS WITH, HAVE A ROPE. AND ALWAYS GO WITH A FRIEND BECAUSE THESE CONDITIONS JUST CHANGE SO MUCH AND YOU CAN NEVER BE TOO SAFE OUT HERE. (DRILL SOUNDS) PERFECT. 27 HERE, SO WE’LL DO A FEW MORE OUT THAT WAY, THEN WE’LL DO A LINE GOING IN TO SHORE.>>SOUNDS GOOD.>>SO WHEN WE’RE SETTING UP FOR TROUT, WE’RE FISHING A BREAK LINE. IT’S A FIVE FOOT FLAT, GOES RIGHT DOWN TO 25 AND THEN THERE’S ANOTHER 25 FOOT FLAT. SO WHAT WE’RE DOING IS BASICALLY COVERING ALL OUR DEPTHS TO FIND OUT WHAT DEPTH THE FISH ARE CRUISING AT. FOR THIS, WHAT WE’RE GOING TO BE DOING IS WE’RE GOING TO BE USING GOLDEN SHINERS ON JUST A SMALL SINGLE HOOK. WE’RE GONNA HOOK ‘EM RIGHT BEHIND THE DORSAL FIN. WE’RE GONNA HAVE A LITTLE SPLIT SHOT ABOVE ‘EM TO KEEP ‘EM DOWN. AND THERE’S ACTUALLY A LOT OF CURRENT OUT HERE TOO, SO YOU GOTTA HAVE THAT SPLIT SHOT SO THE BAIT DOESN’T GO WAY OFF TO THE SIDE AND THEN IT’LL COME UP TOWARDS THE SURFACE. IN WISCONSIN, YOU CAN HAVE THREE LINES PER PERSON. SO USUALLY WHAT WE’LL DO IS WE’LL PUT OUT TWO TIP UPS PER PERSON AND THEN WE’LL JIG. SO WE GOT TIP UPS UP SHALLOW, WE GOT TIP UPS DEEP, AND THEN WE’RE GONNA BE JIGGING IN BETWEEN AND BASICALLY JUST GONNA FIGURE OUT WHAT DEPTH THEY’RE RUNNING AT AND THEN WE’RE GONNA KINDA MOVE IN FROM THERE.>>LAST WINTER, BEAVER DAM CAME OUT WITH A CIRCULAR TIP UP CALLED THE ARCTIC CIRCLE. THE ADVANTAGE OF A CIRCULAR TIP UP IS THAT IT COVERS THE HOLE, BLOCKS LIGHT, INSULATES IT WHERE YOU DON’T HAVE TO WORRY ABOUT THEM ICING UP. BUT WHAT SETS BEAVER DAM APART IN MY OPINION IS JUST THE DURABILITY, THE RUGGEDNESS. THIS IS JUST SUCH A SMOOTH ASSEMBLY, THAT BRASS SPOOL THAT JUST PEELS OFF SO EASY, AND THAT’S WHAT MAKES BEAVER DAM SUCH AN IMPRESSIVE, EFFECTIVE TIP UP. IN SO MANY STATES WHERE YOU CAN USE MORE TAN TWO LINES, THREE LINES, FOUR LINES, TIP UPS CAN GIVE YOU A BIG EDGE WHEN YOU’RE FISHING FOR TROUT, WALLEYES, PIKE. JUST ALLOWS YOU TO PUT REMOTE LINES OUT THAT CAN ADD UP AND BE EFFECTIVE FOR CATCHING FISH. BUT THEY’RE ONLY GONNA CATCH FISH IF THEY’RE FUNCTIONING, IF THEY’RE WORKING. THAT’S WHY BEAVER DAM’S BEEN PUTTING FISH ON ICE FOR WELL OVER 30 YEARS. (INSTRUMENTAL MUSIC) >>THE TIP UPS ARE GOING TO HELP YOU CATCH FISH, BUT ALSO KINDA KELP NOTIFY YOU WHERE TO BE. AND SO, YOU GOT, YOU KNOW, IT’S JUST TRAP LINE. AND SO, A COUPLE TIP UPS GO OFF, WE CAN KNOW WE GOTTA PUSH IN OR PUSH OUT, AND IT REALLY HELPS YOU STAY ON THESE FISH. (INSTRUMENTAL MUSIC) >>THERE’S ONE. BIG HEAD SHAKES. (PANTING) >>YOU GOT ONE THERE?>>YEAH. WE’RE IN 55 FEET HERE. I MOVED OUT A LITTLE DEEPER. WE WEREN’T SEEING MUCH SHALLOW AND THIS FISH JUST CAME FLYING OFF THE BOTTOM. I RAISED IT UP ABOUT 12 FEET AND HE FINALLY HIT IT.>>12 FEET.>>YEAH.>>YOU GOTTA MAKE ‘EM CHASE.>>YEP, GOTTA MAKE ‘EM CHASE. I DON’T KNOW WHAT WE GOT.>>OH YEAH, HERE HE’S COMING.>>(GRUNTS) OH, THERE HE GOES. MAN, THEY FIGHT HARD. IT’S FUN.>>PRETTY COOL.>>OH, LAKER, NICE LAKER. THEY’RE SO SLIPPERY. ALL RIGHT, NICE GRAB.>>BEAUTIFUL LAKER, HUH?>>YEAH, NOT A BAD ONE.>>LOOK AT THAT. JUST LOVE THE SPOTS ON ‘EM.>>YEAH, HE’S GORGEOUS.>>THAT’D BE A GREAT EATING FISH THERE, IF YOU WANTED…>>IT WOULD BE, YEAH, THAT’D BE A PERFECT ONE.>>AWESOME.>>THREE, FOUR POUND RANGE.>>YEAH, PERFECT. NICE WORK. WELL, THE FIRST ONE’S ALWAYS THE HARDEST.>>YEAH, EXACTLY.>>ALL RIGHT. (INSTRUMENTAL MUSIC) >>ALL RIGHT, THERE HE GOES.>>SO RIGHT NOW, WE’RE FISHING FOR A MIXED BAG OF TROUT, WHITEFISH, AND ONCE IN A WHILE A SALMON. AND A LOT OF TIMES IT’S HARD TO TELL THE DIFFERENCE. WE’RE FISHING FOR SPLAKE AND THEY’LL HAVE A SQUARE TAIL. IT’S A CROSS BETWEEN A LAKE TROUT AND A BROOK TROUT, AND A LOT OF TIMES IT’S TOUGH TO TELL THEM BETWEEN THE LAKER AND THE SPLAKE, SO YOU ALWAYS GOTTA LOOK AT THEIR FIN. ON A LAKER, THEIR FIN WILL COME IN MORE. IT’LL BE MORE OF A FORK IN THE TAIL, WHERE A SPLAKE, IT’LL BE A SQUARE TAIL. SO YOU REALLY GOTTA PAY ATTENTION ON THOSE BECAUSE THEY BOTH HAVE DIFFERENT REGULATIONS AND LIMITS. (INSTRUMENTAL MUSIC) >>WHOA. THAT FISH JUST CAME UP AND JUST CRUSHED IT. COME ON UP HERE. OH WOW, THIS IS A BIG BROWN. JOSH, I GOT A BIG ONE ON HERE. YEAH, COME ON OVER HERE. LOOK AT THIS.>>OH YEAH, NICE ONE.>>LOOK AT THIS. THIS IS WHY WE’RE HERE, RIGHT HERE. COME ON UP.>>OH YEAH, REAL NICE ONE.>>BOY, LOOK AT THOSE HEAD SHAKES. COME ON UP. LOOK AT THAT, HUH?>>THAT IS A NICE ONE THERE.>>THAT IS A NICE FISH. JUST BEAUTIFUL COLORS. YEAH, JUST BEAUTIFUL FISH. THEY ARE SO STRONG. THAT IS SO FUN.>>THEY ARE. NOTHING LIKE IT.>>AWESOME. ALL RIGHT. OH! WAVED US GOODBYE. (INSTRUMENTAL MUSIC) >>OOH, THERE WE GO. ALL RIGHT. SOME NICE HEAD SHAKES. WHAT DO WE GOT? OH, NICE BROWN. NICE BROWN. THAT’S A COLORFUL ONE THERE. GET HER UNHOOKED HERE. (INSTRUMENTAL MUSIC) >>THERE SHE GOES. SO WHEN WE’RE OUT HERE FISHING LAKE SUPERIOR FOR TROUT, THESE FISH COULD BE ANYWHERE FROM 5 FEET OF WATER AND OUT TO 40 FEET OF WATER. SO EACH DAY YOU KIND OF WANT TO LOCATE WHERE THEY’RE AT. THE BEST WAY TO DO THAT IS TO SET UP A BUNCH OF TIP UPS AND STAGGER EACH DEPTH, YOU KNOW. THROW A FEW UP SHALLOW, THROW A FEW DEEP AND A FEW IN BETWEEN. (INSTRUMENTAL MUSIC) >>ALL RIGHT, FISH ON.>>GOOD ONE?>>YEAH, HE FEELS DECENT. JUST CAME UP AND POUNDED IT. GET THE VEXILAR OUT OF THE WAY HERE. WHAT DO WE GOT? LOOKS LIKE WE GOT A WHITEFISH. LITTLE WHITEY. THAT’S WHAT THOSE LAKERS ARE FEEDING ON RIGHT THERE, THE BIGGER ONES ANYWAY. PRETTY SMALL ONE FOR OUT HERE. ALL THREE HOOKS IN HIM TOO. (INSTRUMENTAL MUSIC) >>THERE’S A LOT OF CURRENT OUT HERE AND THERE’S A LOT OF STEEP BREAK LINES. SO WHAT WE’RE DOING IS KIND OF FISHING THOSE EDGES. AND THESE FISH, WHAT THEY’LL DO IS WHEN THE CURRENTS PICK UP, THE CURRENTS GO BACK AND FORTH ALL DAY, AND WHAT THAT DOES IS IT PUSHES THE FISH. A LOT OF TIMES YOU JUST KIND OF STAY IN ONE AREA AND LET THOSE FISH JUST KIND OF COME BACK AND FORTH TO YOU. AND SO WE’VE BEEN DOING THAT WITH A COMBINATION OF JIGGING AND TIP UPS. IT’S A GOOD WAY TO COVER WATER AND CATCH THESE FISH. OH, FLAG! (INSTRUMENTAL MUSIC) >>THERE WE GO. OH, NICE FISH. NICE FISH THERE. THIS ONE’S ACTUALLY IN FIVE FEET OF WATER. IT HASN’T BEEN TOUCHED TODAY AND THEN FINALLY, WE GOT SOMETHING GOOD HERE. I HAVEN’T SEEN HIM YET.>>OH YEAH, LOOK HERE.>>IT’S A NICE FISH, YEP. I MIGHT NEED SOME HELP WITH THIS ONE.>>YEAH, I’LL GIVE YOU A HAND HERE.>>WHAT DO WE GOT? ONLY GOT EIGHT POUND TEST FOR LEADERS, SO I WON’T HORSE HIM TOO MUCH.>>GORGEOUS FISH. LOOK AT THE COLORS ON THIS FISH. UNBELIEVABLE. OH!>>ALL RIGHT!>>THERE WE GO. THAT IS A GORGEOUS SPLAKE. LOOK AT THAT. AWESOME! THERE.>>THERE WE GO.>>BEAUTIFUL FISH. THAT’S A PRETTY NICE SPLAKE, ISN’T IT?>>IT IS.>>THEY GET BIGGER, BUT THAT’S A BEAUTIFUL FISH. THEY’RE A HATCHERY FISH. THEY’RE A HYBRID BETWEEN A LAKE TROUT AND A BROOK TROUT. AND THEY’RE NUMEROUS, THEY’RE PLENTIFUL. IT’S JUST A GREAT EATING FISH. IT’S JUST A FISH THAT THEY PUT IN THIS PART OF THE WORLD AND THEY STOCK ‘EM THAT PROVIDES A LOT OF FISHING OPPORTUNITIES, DOESN’T IT?>>IT DOES. IT’S GREAT, YOU KNOW. THEY FIGHT HARD. LIKE YOU SAID, THEY’RE GREAT EATING.>>NOW A LOT OF TIMES THEY’RE ACCESSIBLE. YOU NOTICE WHERE THIS TIP UP IS, IT’S THE FURTHEST IN TIP UP THAT WE’VE GOT, FIVE FEET OF WATER…>>FIVE FEET OF WATER, YEAH.>>AND THAT’S PRETTY TYPICAL OF SPLAKE TOO IS THAT THEY’RE GONNA RUN UP SHALLOWER.>>YEP, THEY DO LIKE THAT SHALLOW WATER. A LOT OF TIMES YOU CAN SIGHT FISH ‘EM.>>YEAH, SO THEY DON’T ACT LIKE A LAKE TROUT, THEY DON’T ACT LIKE A BROOK TROUT. THEY JUST KINDA DO THEIR OWN THING. AND THEY’RE ACCESSIBLE AND THEY’RE CATCHABLE, AND THAT’S THE MOST IMPORTANT, COOLEST THING ABOUT THOSE FISH. BOY, WHAT A BEAUTIFUL FISH RIGHT THERE, BUD.>>YEAH, ALL RIGHT.>>HEY JOSH, WE GOT A FLAG OVER HERE!>>OH, YEAH! (INSTRUMENTAL MUSIC) >>ALL RIGHT. (INSTRUMENTAL MUSIC) >>NICE ONE!>>ALL RIGHT, I’LL GIVE YOU A HAND HERE.>>OOH! HE’S JUST HEAD SHAKING LIKE CRAZY AT THE HOLE.>>OH WOW, LOOK AT THAT.>>LOOK AT THAT BROWN.>>THAT’S A GOOD FISH.>>STAY ON, BUD, STAY ON.>>OH!>>OH BOY. (LAUGHTER) HE JUST WON’T STOP SHAKING.>>THIS IS A BEAUTY.>>YEAH, IT IS. IT’S A NICE FISH.>>OH YEAH.>>OH, THEY’RE SO HARD TO GET UP THE HOLE.>>OH YEAH. (GRUNTS) HERE.>>NICE, NICE GRAB.>>LOOK AT THAT. THAT IS A GORGEOUS FISH. THAT IS A BEAUTIFUL BROWN.>>YES, IT IS.>>YOU CAN JUST SEE THERE, BIG WATER FISH, JUST HOW SILVER THEY ARE. BEAUTIFUL. WHY DON’T YOU UNHOOK HER THERE.>>WE’LL NEED THE PLIERS FOR THIS ONE.>>OKAY, I GOT SOME FORCEPS ON ME, RIGHT ON MY POCKET. THERE YOU GO.>>THERE WE GO. SHE IS FREE.>>ALL RIGHT, I’M CAUGHT IN THE… HERE WE GO.>>THERE WE GO.>>ALL RIGHT, PERFECT. THAT IS A BEAUTIFUL FISH. THERE, GET HER IN THE WATER THERE. (LAUGHTER) >>GOT A BATH?>>OH, MAN. SMELL THE TROUT, HUH? UNBELIEVABLE. JUST AMAZING HOW STRONG THESE FISH ARE. THAT’S WHAT I LOVE ABOUT THIS IS THAT YOU’RE FISHING FOR FISH THAT HAVE HORSEPOWER.>>OH YEAH, THEY FIGHT LIKE NOTHING OTHER. MY FAVORITE FISH TO CATCH OUT HERE THROUGH THE ICE IS PROBABLY BROWN TROUT. I MEAN, THEY FIGHT SO HARD. THEY GET REAL BIG. I MEAN, WE’VE CAUGHT THEM UP TO 35 INCHES. WHEN YOU CATCH ONE OF THEM ON A JIGGING ROD, IT’S JUST SO MUCH FUN. YOU SET THE HOOK AND THE LINE’S JUST SCREAMING. IT’S A BLAST. COME ON, EAT IT. THERE WE GO! OH, NICE FISH. WHAT DO WE GOT? OH, ANOTHER BROWN, ANOTHER BROWN. JUST HEAD SHAKING DOWN THERE. OH, PRETTY ONE.>>BOY, THEY ARE SLIPPERY. WHY DON’T YOU GO AHEAD AND UNHOOK HERE THERE, JOSH?>>OKAY. THERE WE GO.>>ALL RIGHT, HERE. NICE.>>SWEET. (INSTRUMENTAL MUSIC) >>ALL RIGHT, WHAT DO WE GOT? OH, A NICE BROWN. NICE BROWN. COME ON, BUDDY. OH. ALWAYS HARD TO GET ‘EM UP THE HOLE. THERE WE GO. NICE FISH. NOT A MONSTER, BUT IT’S A GOOD EATER IF YOU WANT TO KEEP ONE. SO THIS FISH CAME UP AND JUST SMOKED THAT SPOON. I WAS JIGGING ABOUT SIX FEET OFF THE BOTTOM AND THIS ONE JUST SHOT UP AFTER IT. AND I ACTUALLY MISSED HIM THE FIRST TIME, SO I REELED IT UP PROBABLY SIX, SEVEN FEET. AND YOU WANT TO DO THAT WITH THESE TROUT BECAUSE IT FIRES THEM UP. IT GETS THEM MORE AGGRESSIVE. JUST KIND OF PLAY CAT AND MOUSE WITH THEM. HE CAME UP AND CRUSHED IT PROBABLY ONLY SIX, SEVEN FEET BELOW THE HOLE. BUT NICE BROWN. SO RIGHT NOW RIGHT HERE, WE’RE IN ABOUT 25, 26 FEET OF WATER. THERE’S A BIG FLAT RIGHT HERE AND THERE’S BREAKS ON BOTH SIDES, ONE THAT GOES UP ABOUT 5 FEET AND ONE THAT GOES DOWN TO 40. AND RIGHT NOW, IT SEEMS LIKE THESE FISH ARE ON THAT FLAT. THERE’S ACTUALLY ROCKS DOWN HERE AND THAT’S WHAT DRAWS THEM IN. ALL WE’RE DOING IS JUST TIPPING IT WITH THE SHINER HEAD. YOU JUST WANT TO CUT RIGHT BEHIND THE GILLS AND THAT’S ALL WE’RE USING. IF YOU USE A WHOLE MINNOW, A LOT OF TIMES THEY’LL COME UP AND THEY’LL GRAB THE BACK END OF THE MINNOW AND YOU SET THE HOOK AND YOU LOSE YOUR MINNOW. SO IT’S GOOD TO PUT THAT HALF A HEAD ON THERE SO WHEN THEY DO GRAB IT, THEY GET THE HOOK WITH IT. (INSTRUMENTAL MUSIC) >>THERE WE GO.>>ALL RIGHT, THERE WE GO. FISH ON. OOH, NICE FISH. AND HE’S PULLING. DON’T GET OFF, BUDDY. BARELY HOOKED RIGHT IN THE CORNER. COME ON, THERE WE GO. OH, NICE SPLAKE. REAL NICE SPLAKE. THE COLORS ON THESE ARE PRETTY SWEET. NICE KIND OF ORANGE FINS TO ‘EM. IT’S ABOUT YOUR AVERAGE SPLAKE RIGHT THERE, 18, 19 INCHES. THEY GET UP TO ABOUT 24, 25. I MEAN, THAT’S A REALLY BIG ONE, BUT THIS IS A NICE AVERAGE SIZE FISH. RIGHT IN THE CORNER. THERE WE GO, BACK HOME SHE GOES. (INSTRUMENTAL MUSIC) >>THERE’S A LOT OF SMELT IN HERE THAT THESE FISH ARE EATING AND I’M WORKING THAT SPOON ANYWHERE FROM SIX, SEVEN, EIGHT FEET OFF THE BOTTOM. AND A LOT OF TIMES I’M USING MY AUTO-ZOOM TO FIND THAT SIX FEET EASY. SO I JUST DROP IT RIGHT IN THERE. BUT THESE FISH ARE COMING IN FROM THE BOTTOM, BUT WE’RE FISHING THAT HIGH JUST SO THESE TROUT CAN SEE THAT SPOON FROM SO MUCH FURTHER AWAY. AND SO, CLEAR WATER AND THESE TROUT ARE LIKE ROCKETS. IF THIS SPOON IS SIX, SEVEN, EIGHT FEET OFF THE BOTTOM, THEY HAVE NO PROBLEM COMING UP AND GETTING IT. (INSTRUMENTAL MUSIC) >>OH, WE GOT A FLAG RIGHT HERE. (INSTRUMENTAL MUSIC) >>COME ON UP HERE.>>HOW’S HE FEEL?>>OH, DECENT TROUT. GETTING STARTED HERE. FEELS LIKE A SPLAKE.>>WANT ME TO GRAB HIM.>>EHH…>>YOU GOT HIM?>>I GOT HIM HERE. THERE. OH. THEY DO NOT LIKE THE LIGHT, DO THEY? (INSTRUMENTAL MUSIC) >>THERE WE GO. LOOK AT THERE. AND IF YOU LOVE EATING TROUT, I DON’T THINK THERE’S MUCH BETTER EATING THAN A SPLAKE. THEY’RE JUST A GREAT, FUN FISH. GREAT TABLE FARE. (INSTRUMENTAL MUSIC) >>TROUT ON THE HANDS. (CHUCKLES) THAT’S THE NEAT THING ABOUT THIS IS WHERE WE’RE AT HERE TODAY, YOU FISH THESE BREAKS THAT COME OFF THE SHORE, IT DOESN’T LOOK LIKE WE’RE OUT VERY FAR, BUT IT’S JUST LIKE THE OCEAN, IT JUST DROPS FIVE FEET AND THEN THERE’S A SHELF AND BOOM, IT’LL DROP DOWN TO 25, 30 FEET AND THEN THERE’LL BE A SHELF AND IT’LL DROP TO 50 AND JUST DROPPING OFF. AND THESE SHELVES, THESE TROUT WILL COME UP AND EAT. AND WHAT’S NEAT ABOUT THIS IS YOU DON’T KNOW WHAT YOU’RE GONNA CATCH. WE JUST CAUGHT A SPLAKE HERE, BUT THERE’S LAKE TROUT HERE ON THIS WATER, THERE’S BROWN. AND SO SOMETIMES YOU’LL CATCH THE SPLAKE IN SHALLOW, YOU’LL CATCH THE LAKE TROUT OUT A TOUCH DEEPER. BUT ON ANY HOLE ON ANY GIVEN DAY, YOU JUST DON’T KNOW WHAT YOU’RE GOING TO CATCH. AND THEN YOU THROW IN THE WHITEFISH INTO THE MIX AND IT’S REALLY A NEAT MULTI-SPECIES TRIFECTA IF YOU LOVE TO FISH FOR TROUT.

12 thoughts on “Ice Fishing TROUT Trifecta – Wisconsin Lake Superior – Jason Mitchell Outdoors

  1. Jason, if you ever find the time, come by us here in Milwaukee, WI. Summerfest grounds in downtown produce giant brown trout ever single ice season. Too many lines in the water can be hectic most days. When the school comes through, every flag will go off!

  2. How far off the bottom were you guys setting your tip ups on Chequamegon Bay for splake and browns? Do you set your shiners just off bottom like you would a walleye? Or are the fish suspended halfway between the surface and bottom? Whats a good general rule for up there for the less than 30 feet of water bite? Thanks! Love the show!

  3. I am hoping to make it up to the Washburn area the very beginning of February. Looks like our cold snap should be over by then.

  4. Thanks! Your video was not only entertaining, but informative. Having never been up there I wasn't sure what to look for. I kinda rediscovered ice fishing this year and have really enjoyed the time on the lake. Been hitting places I don't typically fish in the summer. Combined with my love of winter camping, it's been a blast. If this first trip goes well I want to bring up my wife and kids.

  5. Where is the closest place to stay on chequamegon bay? We are headed there from devils lake ND area next week.

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