Thanks randog! It sounds like it would be worthwhile giving Gross a try. By any chance, are there any good areas you would recommend for Lakers? I have shore fished around the dam area several times but caught nothing except stocker bows, perhaps due to the sharp drops. Have heard the inlet is productive for bows and browns, but haven't been able to figure out which areas might give access to lakers from shore. Have seen people pulling ok size lakers out of Gross from shore:
If you want lake trout in gross just look at that picture. See the triangle piece of land in the far right side of the picture. If you position your self on that shoreline, and about 20 yards to the south of the last visible part of that shore in the picture, you would find them. That picture is basically taken from the boat launch. I would use a casting spoon and throw it as far as I possibly can perpendicular to the shore. Then let it sink all the way to the bottom. Then slowly retrieving it back to shore. You will have to get the speed right so that it hangs just off the bottom as you retrieve, you will lose some lures, but you will catch some lake trout. Also you can use cut bait on the bottom. Throw it as far as you can, and let it sit there.
Actually just fish that entire shore till you find them. There are other places I have caught them on the lake, but I don't know how to describe the location using words. The fishing methods I use to catch them are the same though. I never did try a kayak out there, might be fun.
I fished the shore up near the dam. No bites all afternoon and the wind was blowing around 10-15mph. There are broken up ice chunks up at the dam blocking parts of the shoreline.
Here is the funny part of the fishing adventure today: A girl under 20 years old with a great body decided to go out on the ice close to shore. Well, she went in and got soaked. By the time I saw her she was stripping down to a g-string and boots nothing else. Then she proceeded to sun herself on shore in boots and only a g-string on. After about 15 minutes she put her coat on and walked out with the g-string showing in a coat with her friend that was correctly dressed.
The only issue I had was she left all her clothes on the shoreline when she left.