Beaver, that is a nice canoe... And if I got the right Beaver, I think you make pretty amazing snowshoes too!!
Up here, I never catch much of anything other than Arctic Grayling and a few small northern pikes, and I tried hard to catch trout summer and winter, but I suck at it I need to go out with some one that knows what they're doing!!
I find using a depth finder invaluable on a new lake. Fishing a new lake this summer for splake would have had us spending many hours fishing unproductive waters. With it we were able to find some nice deep channels relatively quickly and concentrate our fishing where the fish were. You can see the old Lowrance attached to my thwart.