Today right before a blizzard and a long sled drag thru the woods with my dad and bro and after a day of no bites and a high of about 4 degrees and lots of freezing fingers, I had a flag go up on a tipup in about 70 feet of water, I got another lifer trout. A small lake trout for my scrapbook, I felt bad for it because it was bleeding really bad and had inhaled the shiner we used for bait, it came unhooked really easily, but was bleeding so bad we knew it wouldn't live, so even though it was little we kept it because we aren't wasters.
This one is notable, atleast for me haha, I know she is small but I got one, because I only have one species of trout left to catch for my book that MN has a state record for, and according to my dad one that will be almost impossible to find and even harder to catch, the tiger. Rainbow, brook, brown, splake, and now a laker. We tried all the lake trout tricks we'd heard of and luckily ONE tipup went off out of 4, no bites on jigs or anything else we think the weather going from nice to really really cold might have slowed them down, anyway here's my last MN, non hybrid trout species! 8)