Here's the proof, my first tube-trolled trout with local legend Merle Botham in the background.
To mix things up, we did some bushwhacking and walked into a small splake lake. Splake are a hard fighting hybrid between lake trout and brook trout that are stocked by the MNR. The action was fast and we were having a great time bringing in one splake after another. A no. 6 panther martin did some damage casting, while minnow tipped Lindy Jigs under Thill slip bobbers caught the rest.
Walleye season opens in less then 2 weeks in NW Ontario. Opener should be outstanding on east Lac Seul with big fish stacked up in current areas. Gotta love late ice out years!
In the meantime I'm looking forward to getting out on Minnitaki to target BIG lake trout. Minnitaki has a low-density population of lake trout, meaning there's not a lot of action, but if you do get one chances are it will be decent size. It's the closest thing you can get to muskie fishing in the spring up here. Fingers crossed for a monster laker!!