does anyone have any tips for atlantic landlocked salmon, i will be fishing lake colby in saranac lake. I have fished there many times yet have not caught one yet. any tips or tricks?
I've picked up 4 so far this year all on spoons-long leads GPS speed about 2.4 to 2.6 down 8' to 24' back (80' on the 8') 50' @ 24'. I also picked one up on three colors of core on a in-line planer. That would be 5' per color so around 15' down but out and away from the boat. We (Pete and I) will be looking for some later today and this week I'll be running a three rigger spread with the in-line planer alwife spoons , on the rigger I'll be stacking one line 5' above the bottom spoon. If the inline planer gets hot I drag out my mini dic divers that will dive 16' to 18' with 85' of line out and pull a rigger. Use spoons to match you bait fish start out with BIG ones then drop down in size you can mix small and large spoons in your spread but I always seem to stay with one size most of the time.
Let us know how you make out and good luck.
Terry at one time I added a screw-eye to the back of one of the cannon balls on the bottom. I would hook a cheap snap-swivle 6' of heavy mono tied to a short chain. Drop the ball to the bottom bounch as you said but bring it back 4 feet or so the chain was draging. It work good with cowbells and a peanut or spin-nglo. Now I just drop it down every now and then it a huge bait pod area the pop the rod free and hope for a hook up. Seneca just has too many shoals.......lol
Wow Ed,.. you really out did yourself this time!
Great post !
One thing that I've done that has proved to be pretty successful targeting "greasers" is to bottom bounce the cannonball on the rigger. Just let your cannonball down and have it hit the floor of the lake and crank it up about 1 foot off of the bottom. The lowest line clip off of the rear of the ball is a good bet to entice the ones laying off the bottom of the lake. I normally have a setback on that lowest line of 20-25 feet. When you do this it is necessary to monitor your electronics closely in case of any sudden rises in the depth as you will need to compensate for them.
Boy they are nice and fat in George Walt a fish over 6 pound out of Seneca would be around 27.5" . In the turny the biggest we boated was a 29.75" fish that went just over 7#. Wonder what that baby would have weight out of george ??
Somes like your having a fairly nice year keep it up and have FUN.
Here is one I hooked up for Pa. John at Lake George in 2007 , never put a tape or a scale to it.
Let us know how you make out and did you take a pictures !!!!!!
The bigger ones here ( Seneca Lake ) are most often out of temp and shallower than you would think they should be.
Did you try any of the stuff I posted above ????
I've been using the same approch this year and we are at 14 for the season so far with the biggest 23" 3#14oz.
So how has it been going with the "new" idea ???