Every time I have seen the trout come through the spear hole they are looking at the shiny things like; spoons, split shots, the top of a Bic lighter (whoops). Anything shinny they seem to take a look at. They are hard little buggers to hook, It is nice that you can now fish in your spear hole. It makes them a little easier to catch. I would like to get a few smelt from there and do some tip-ups too see if Icould get a couple of those lake trout!!!!
sauzal1021, Thx again for the tips & advice, I've never caught a Lake Trout, but they sure do look tasty. How big a hole do you cut for spearing, never done that either. What do you use to cut your hole? long bar chainsaw? How thick is the ice up there?