Video: Gary LaFontaine on Fishing Small Mountain Lakes

July 30, 2008 By: Marshall Cutchin

As Gary LaFontaine says, “most of the problem in fishing high mountain lakes is finding the fish. Once you’ve found the fish, then you’ve got a few basic food forms.” LaFontaine’s video on how to fish a “Small Mountain Lake” shows where to find trout in high mountain lakes and how to feed them.
Excerpt: “A fairly steep shoreline is always good. Shorelines naturally gather food blown by the wind. You can fish lakes from the shoreline alone, but a float-tube or boat is more versatile. Bays too are a great place to find fish, as are the shelves and drop-offs associated with bays. Other good places are submerged trees, large rocks, or weed beds in deep water.”