Cold Water Trout
May 3, 2007
I fished with Brian for a few hours today and started at the crack of ten! We tried to get on Memphremagog, but due to the 15 to 20 knot winds from the north had to settle for a smaller body of water instead. The water temps were still between 37 & 40 degrees depending on the areas we fished and the lake rolled with 3 to 4 foot waves as well. Within the first 3 minutes, there was a lake trout of around 4 pounds in the livewell and shortly after, another closer to 6 pounds lost at the net. One shorter laker was caught after and a few more hits and follows, but with the strong winds, tough fishing was all we got into. By 4:00 we were ready to get off the lake as waves of 3 to 4 feet were all over. I hope this north wind blows itself out real soon, as conditions really need to change in order to have those incredible May days of fishing.