Lake trout have become our go to species when the others aren’t cooperating. During the summer lake trout can be found by dredging the bottom. Milwaukee is set in the perfect place when it comes to fishing for lake trout, as we are near the mid-lake reef, a place where lake trout thrive. They are a very beautiful fish. They kind of look prehistoric in a way. Lake trout get big. Lake trout live for a long time and right now Lake Michigan is filled with them. The peak fishing time for lake trout is pretty much all seasons, but August is when we catch the huge ones. Their movements throughout the season is the only thing that changes. The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources has just increased the limit on lake trout from 2 to 5, offering anglers the opportunity to catch a cooler full. Milwaukee is one of the best ports on the Lake Michigan for targeting lake trout.
World Record Lake Trout: 72.0lbs caught on Great Bear Lake in Canada in 1995
Lake Michigan Wisconsin State Record Lake Trout: 40.2lbs caught in Manitowoc WI in 2007
OUR BOAT RECORD: 27.8lbs caught in August of 2016