Trophy Lake Trout fishing is our speciality and for a few glorious months each year these opportunities are abound. Whether you prefer lots of action and aim to catch smaller lake trout or want to break the 58lb record, Peterson's Point Lake Lodge offers both experiences. In the waters of Point Lake, trout are found in shallow water all summer long (15’ - 25’) making them the hardest fighting most aggressive fresh water fish you’ve battled.
Likely you're already familiar with some facts about lake trout but for good measure we're including some details about the species, in addition to nutritional information for your general and culinary interests.
Lake Trout, Salvelinus namaycush, means ‘an old name for char' ‘tyrant of the lake'.
They are a member of the salmon family, inhabiting large lakes and are silver, green or dark purple in colour. Their flesh can be orange or white in colour pending on diet. The smaller lake trout have orange-red flesh, this is a result of a concentration of flies, insects and crustaceans in their diet. On the other hand, larger trout commonly have white coloured flesh due to consuming other fish. They pursue and devour large prey, including other trout, as well as species like grayling, whitefish and ciscoe's. No lure is too big or too fast for these ferocious carnivores.
Trout in the far north do not begin spawning until 7-13 years of age. Typically, they spawn in the fall every second or third year. They are the only member of the Salmon family that spends its' entire life cycle in lakes.
Preferred temperature is 50-60ºF.
Besides being fun to catch, you likely know those shore lunches prove to be good for you body in addition to your piece of mind. Lake Trout is a good source of protein and vitamin B. Fatty fish such as lake trout and arctic char contain omega-3 fatty acids, which aid against heart disease and may help prevent cancer. Whether your preference is to barbecue; dry; smoke; bake, cure or cook over an open fire, you're bound to enjoy this tasty meal!
"I had heard the stories and seen the pictures but living it first hand is completely different, wow!! That's fishing!! I came in taking pictures of 12lb fish and left not bothering unless they topped 20lbs Very impressive. But that's only half the story. The lodge is great and my goodness did John, Chad, Tanya and George provide a great time. Next time maybe I will swim a little more!"
Jeff Silver, Toronto, ON