Originally Posted by Big Ern McKracken
Any other possibilities with a long cast? I won’t be able to get on the water. Rooster tail, streamer? Anything...
You have to have realistic expectations. The lake trout you are after are deep now and will be for the rest of the summer.
Lake trout are meat eaters and usually will not hit a fly. Although, they'll hit a hair jig. And you can get them to bite in reaction to a properly placed active lure like a rapala. So yeah, you could get lucky and maybe get a hit on a rooster tail or streamer, I guess, if you could get a good long cast maybe with a weight or something. But then you are going to get hung up on the bottom. You could get lucky, I'm not saying it could never happen. But your time could be better spent.
Consider a trip with Bernie at Granby. You and your kids will have a blast and you'll learn all you want about catching Lake trout.