Glow & White, I agree w/ Epic, one thing I would suggest is a heavy leader, Scubapig and I had on 6lb and got snapped a few times, the lakers have sharp teeth. Good Luck, let us know I cant go this weekend.
Trout - the res. boat ramp that I go in at is not the easiest access but it is the only place I know. If the snow is deep it can be a hard pull on the way back. If I could get a flasher for $150 I would buy it now, sounds like you got a great deal. I am going to call Sportsmans today and see if they have some at another location. I used a Vexalar for the first time last Sunday...(I borrowed it) It is awesome. Good Luck!