Growing up in rural South Carolina, there ain’t much ice fishing done in these parts.
And by ain’t much, there’s literally zero… so to say my experience with it is minimal is an understatement.
However, it doesn’t take a rocket scientist to know that this dude’s haul was absolutely mind boggling.
Justin Jenken, a Winnipeg native who moved up to Baker Lake, Nunavut (we’re talking WAY the hell up there in Canada), was ice fishing for the Fish Frostbite YouTube channel a couple months back, and managed to snag him some MONSTERS.
Fishing through six feet of ice on the out slough of Schultz Lake, which flows down into the Thelon River, Justin was pulling out some beefy Lake Trout.
The largest of the freshwater char, Lake Trout average about 20 inches in length, however this unit clocked in at about 42 inches. The world record is 50 inches and 102 pounds.
But then, he hooked another… and another… I mean, three absolute BEAUTIES.
You can hear the excitement in his voice, as he continuously says:
“LOOK AT THIS MONSTER… I’m shaking, I’m shaking.”
Needless to say, if you’re in the market for some serious Lake Trout, getcha ass on up to Nunavut… it might just be the coldest place you’ve ever been in your entire life (the high is -30 this weekend), but it just might be worth it.