When the mackinaw weren’t biting on Lake Tahoe one morning, I put an Okuma Water Wolf camera down to see what the heck was going on. What I saw was totally unexpected…
Talk about a monster! Here’s an 83-pound Lake Trout (mackinaw) from Great Bear Lake in the NW Territories!
The massive best was harvested in a gill net by Deline First Nation. They apparently tried to revive the fish but it was already dead.
The All-Tackle rod and reel record for lake trout also came from Great Bear and weighed 72 pounds, so this fish would gave obliterated the record had it been caught with hook and line.
You can read the whole story at OUTDOOR HUB
Check out this clear ice! It’s like fishing out of a glass bottom boat!!
Just because it’s the dead of winter in the Alaskan interior, that doesn’t mean you can’t get bit! John Huntchens caught this 33-inch laker through the ice at Harding Lake on Feb. 8.
You’ll get a chance to vote for John’s big Mack in our February HAWG of the Month Contest at the end of the month. Monthly winners of course get a sweet tackle pack from Yakima Bait and will advance to the HAWG Bowl Playoffs at the end of the year.
While I’ve never quite understood the fascination with fighting monster fish on super light line (especially for the sake of the fish’s health), I must say that a 30-pound, 8-ounce lake trout caught on 2-pound tippet is a pretty impressive feat.
Frank Bluch of Corio Victoria, Australia pulled off the feat on August 7, while fishing Great Bear Lake, in Canada’s NW Territories with guide Captain Mike Harrison. The monster mack munched a white streamer and was weighed and released. If approved, will obliterate the current IGFA 2-pound tippet record, a 13-pound, 8-ounce fish from Canada’s Wellesley Lake.