i was just wondering about techniques for trout on higgins. i have been going up there for quite a few years & have only caught 1 trout(rainbow) on a tipup.would really like to catch a laker. i have used live and dead smelt and grey shiners fished on the bottom in 40-70 fow. rigged as follows braided line,egg sinker, swivel, about a foot of mono & treble hook.just wondering if i am doing something wrong or if there is a better way to rig for them. like just a split shot and hook suspended off the bottom.