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the author are most often caught trolling attractor
rigs in deep water. Summer time is the best time
to use attractors for lake trout.
Because lakers favor water colder than 50 degrees they are often found on or near bottom in deep water. Deep water fish are easy to find with the help of sonar and nothing catches more lake trout than a classic fishing set up known as the attractor rig.
WHAT ARE ATTRACTORS?
The term “trolling attractors” is a generic way of organizing a host of trolling hardware designed to get the attention of trout and other species. Some of the common attractors in use to target lake trout include “dodgers”, “lake trolls or cowbells” and “fish flash”. All of these attractors come in various sizes and of course color options. No single trout attractor is the “go to” answer every day on the water and most good trout fishermen carry a selection of all three on board with them.
The best way to understand these attractors and how they work is to dive into a discussion of each and outline exactly how to rig and fish them.