How deep does a lake need to be to support Lake Trout?
I know Lake Trout need deep, cool and relatively clear lakes to survive, but how deep does it need to get? I have been searching for a lake pretty close to Winnipeg to take the kids for Lake Trout this year and I have settled on West Hawk as being the most convenient and easiest to manage taking 3 little kids to. However, my search has left me with some questions.
For example, Davidson Lake in Nopiming has some lakers in it, but it has a fairly small area where it seems to get around 72 feet deep from what I can tell. Falcon Lake might not be as clear, but it has a waaaaaay larger area of deep water and it gets deeper than Davidson and it has a tonne of forage fish. What factors kept Trout out of Falcon (where if I am not mistaken, an attempt was made to stock them a long time ago) but allowed them to grow a spawning population in Davidson?