Re: Lake Trout On fly
I've had similar experience to one of the previous posters, catching lakers in shallow water after ice out, specifically in mountain lakes on the Wind River Resservation. Of course, "after ice out" up there was late July. The areas around inlet and outlet streams demes to be the most productive. Wooly buggers, coachman-type streamers, etc worked well.... and we even caught a few on dry flies, which was quite a surprise. They actually got kind of annoying one year - a 13" rainbow fights a lot better than the 2-3# lakers we were catching, but the lakers were so active that they were biting before the rainbows could.
As Dan mentioned, I've heard of people catching them around here spring and fall in Lake Superior or tributaries when targeting other species, but I've never caught one.