Lake trout smackdown on Clearwater!


Friend Don “Sticky” Stokotelny loves to fish lake trout in the summer. One of his favourite destinations is Clearwater Lake in The Pas.  Last week he and his daughter headed up for a couple of days to enjoy both the weather and the fishing. Sticky says they found the lake trout positioned at the 50 foot level slamming into 5 inch ciscoes. By ripping spoons through them the two  had a day to remember with double headers the norm. He says they lost track of the number of fish landed. He was able to stay on the fish by using the front troll motor and working through the massive schools of fish.


The Dauphin legend with a nice one!




Sticky also says the rainbow trout fishing in the Duck Mountains has been real good on East Blue and Beautiful lakes. He attributes the improvement to a sucker removal program that was implemented through the work of Swan Valley Sport Fishing Inc and the Intermountain group. This has allowed for better and quicker growth of the rainbows in the lake. This fall Beautiful Lake will give up some of the walleye it produces to help stock other lakes in the Ducks. I will be up in the Ducks next week to work with some young anglers at the Swan Sport Fishing camp on Wellman Lake.


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Don Lamont - The Complete Angler Don Lamont has been a full time professional angler for 34 years, hosting and producing the award winning “The Complete Angler” television series for fifteen of those. Don has received several awards for his commitment to public education and the future of recreational fishing in Canada. Those include a 2000 Canadian Recreational Fisheries Award for his work with Manitoba’s Urban Angling Partnership. In 2003 he received a Manitoba Tourism Award for his promotion of Manitoba and western Canada. In 2004 he was a finalist at the Tourism Industry Association of Canada National Award for Tourism Excellence, presented by The Globe and Mail. Don has been a regular fishing columnist in the Winnipeg Free Press since 1992 and is currently editor of Hooked Magazine.

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