We just finished up helping at the Falcon Lake Winter Fish Off, which was a super fun event, but now it’s our turn to catch some fish. We’re in Jackson’s Lodge and Outpost
cabin on Echo Lake with Andrew Klopak and Michelle Trudeau. Yesterday we rode in through George and Forbes and caught some beautiful lake trout. And we’re going to
use this cabin as our jumping-off point. What’s going to be
new about it for us this weekend is the four of us are going to head into Tugby
Lake and we’re going to try to catch some brook trout. Look at this trout I caught this morning. And now we’re going for brook trout. I’m so excited. Michelle, do brook trout funk you up? 🎵Brook trout funk you up…brook trout funk you up. 🎵 Tugby is a football field-sized lake that’s just south of Echo, where we have the cabin this weekend.
It’s like a hope, skip and a jump to get onto it. We’ll drill some holes and we’ll see what we find. It took us a while to get here today, but
we got into Tugby at about 3 o’clock. We drilled a couple of holes off of what
looked like some decent points and an island and mark fish pretty quickly, actually — suspended a couple feet off bottom. I got a couple it hits right
away and hopefully we’re gonna see some of those fish on the ice before the day
is done. Dead sticking the cricket. He’s got a
kype — it’s a male. He is beautiful. We were in 11 feet of water and I caught him in about seven. What were you using Carolyn? An Ultra Light Rippin Rap — number three — that’s stuck to my gloves. Caught a fish, caught some gloves. What did you catch? My first brook trout. It’s not big, but it sure is pretty. How’d that feel? That fish hit it like a
freight train. That was awesome. Yeah. I want to catch another one.
So what have we figured out now? Well, rattle baits are getting the
smaller ones to come in. And the little cricket, I have hooked up. We’re catching in about 17 to eight feet of water — anywhere in that range. It seems like rattle baits are the ticket today.
We’ve got one on a fake cricket on a very small jig as a set hook. The rest of them we’re on basically a Rippin Rap. The whole adventure of getting out to these backwood lakes is pretty exciting. Beautiful cabin that we were able to
stay at, you come home and the fire’s been going so the cabins warm. And the fishing
is a bonus. There’s no question we all like to catch fish and for myself, I caught my
first brookie ever– and got a couple of them. So that was pretty exciting. And the
lake trout action was pretty good. We would have liked to catch a few more, but we all got into them so it was a great weekend.