Yup, deep vertical jigging in 200-300' will get you into fish, sometimes big fish. Skidoo Bay, Blue Bay, all good. Find that depth and anchor up (bring a lotta line
) or, better yet, get an ipilot electric motor and hold your spot perfectly. It's fun and you catch good numbers of fish pretty often, but I get a little bored with it, but vertical jigging beats the heck out of trolling. Trolling to me is like shooting goldeneyes, just meh.. But fishing for lakers is kinda like reeling up a boot from 200 ft until you get them the last 20 feet and then they start to fight a little. They are good eating though. Stop by Zimmers and get some jigs and cut bait and they'll steer you in the right direction.
Might as well enter the tourney cause if you don't you'll end up catching a tagged fish. My dad caught a tagged fish last weekend.