Fishing Intelligence

Fishing Intelligence Podcast Ep. 13 | Lake Trout Fishing with Ben Nowak

On this week’s episode of Fishing Intelligence Podcast, I am talking with YouTube fisherman Ben Nowak. Ben is primarily a Bass fisherman normally focusing on the Great Lake region and specializing in mondo smallies.

Lake Trout

Recently, Ben stumbled on a massive school of Lake Trout holding to a waypoint that he thought for sure were smallmouth. He told me that when they pulled up to the spot, they thought they were about to get into the most killer smallmouth bite they had had in awhile. However, when they cast out and hooked up, the massive slow head shakes from the fish turned out to be those of a Lake Trout!

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Lake Trout (1)

He told me that up to that day, he had only ever caught two lakers, but after that day, him and his buddy put over 60 in the boat!! Given that I have never caught a Laker hook and line, I couldn’t imagine how much fun it would be to have a 60 fish day with these mean giants.

While I was out in Yellowstone, we focused on gill netting for them so I have handled 10’s of thousands but never got the opportunity to fish for them. After talking about the Lake Trout bite, we dove into the upcoming 2019 season and what we had to look forward to from Ben’s channel.

We talked about his plans to utilize the new ANGLR Expert program to go on more fishing trips with ANGLR reps and broaden his bass fishing horizon. We finished up the podcast by talking about why we both think filming your fishing trips is not only important for better understanding your fishing spots but also gives you another way to enjoy your time on the water. Make sure you go check out Ben’s YouTube channel and let him know that the podcast sent you!

Want to see some of the action from Ben’s Lake Trout day of a lifetime? Check it out below!

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Jacob Jesionek

ABOUT Jacob

Fishing for me is more than just a hobby. I have traveled the majority of the US targeting as many species as possible with some of my favorite species being the Yellowstone Cutthroat Trout, Largemouth and Smallmouth Bass, and Redfish. I have been fortunate enough to work with ANGLR as the ANGLR Tour host where we traveled 10,500 miles over 2 months and caught 59 different species.

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