If you want a big Lake Trout now is the time. Deer lake is open, ice free, and the Mackinaw are hungry. Pictures of a trip 04/09/2017. Pictured are a 30" and Jason's largest fish he ever caught. 36". Sadly he lost a larger on at the boat and another we did not see.
Snow as we launched, then cold and wind. We found the fish just as the weather started to calm down a bit, sun later came out and made for a real nice day.
Look for these fish in shallow water. Macks will take a fast bait, so play with speed.