Good Day of Laker Fishing

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MattSmo
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Good Day of Laker Fishing

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Check out this video I made where my dad and I had a pretty good day of laker fishing. We were trolling about 2.5 mph with spin doctors and spoons on divers and riggers. We were targeting salmon and ended up with lakers. It makes me wonder wrong location or wrong technique? Check it out and let me know what you think!
Tight Lines.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=32SygBOCDfI

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Nice video! As for the salmon I’m not sure of anyone that uses spin doctors for salmon on Champlain. Mostly small spoons. Most of us who have “paddles” like spin doctors and pro trolls don’t take them out until we are targeting king salmon on Lake Ontario. Try some crazy ivan spoons, speedy shiners, needlefish and others in the 2.5-3” range for our Champlain salmon…Good luck out there!

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Awesome video, when did you guys go and how were the fleas?

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ReelInvestment wrote:
Mon Aug 30, 2021 7:36 am
Nice video! As for the salmon I’m not sure of anyone that uses spin doctors for salmon on Champlain. Mostly small spoons. Most of us who have “paddles” like spin doctors and pro trolls don’t take them out until we are targeting king salmon on Lake Ontario. Try some crazy ivan spoons, speedy shiners, needlefish and others in the 2.5-3” range for our Champlain salmon…Good luck out there!
Thanks! So I thought exactly the same thing I have caught salmon usually using smaller stinger spoons or mooselook wobblers, but I saw a YouTube video where these charters guys on Champlain were trolling fast with flashers and they were crushing salmon! I had to use the King gear and give it a try. Any how it works great on Lakers :lol: . Thanks for the reply!

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rfern77 wrote:
Mon Aug 30, 2021 2:47 pm
Awesome video, when did you guys go and how were the fleas?
Thanks! That was June 12th I am a bit behind on editing. I will have another Champlain video out soon where we fished the same technique on 7/1. The fleas were pretty bad. Coming from Ontario the last 3 weekends Champlain fleas were way worse, huge globs all on the lines. Even getting on the downrigger cable.

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Great video, thanks for sharing and welcome aboard!!!

It is a challenging time of year for a salmon bite, but they are there and Sept is “big salmon” month so it is still worth the try.

Lately the problem is keeping the lakers off long enough to get a salmon strike.

Really look forward to more videos and reports.
You guys have a great looking custom trolling setup!!! What kind of boat is that?? It looks very comfortable!

Fish on!
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Matt,

seeing the interior, I'd bet it's a SeaRay about 23 footer.

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Sea Ray Navy! Drachma is on it!

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Reelax wrote:
Mon Aug 30, 2021 7:03 pm
Great video, thanks for sharing and welcome aboard!!!

It is a challenging time of year for a salmon bite, but they are there and Sept is “big salmon” month so it is still worth the try.

Lately the problem is keeping the lakers off long enough to get a salmon strike.

Really look forward to more videos and reports.
You guys have a great looking custom trolling setup!!! What kind of boat is that?? It looks very comfortable!

Fish on!
This was filmed in June... I'm super behind on editing unfortunately. I'm spending way more time chasing fish :lol:. Thanks I have another video which should be out soonish and hoping to get back on Champlain soon. Been hitting Ontario a bunch.

The Boat is a 2005 Sea Ray Sundeck. We did a lot of tweaking but we got it nearly perfect for fishing. The best part is that wooden platform has zero screws into the boat. All fishing gear can come off in under 5 minutes and we're pleasure cruising!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5lE5K-vv9nw&t=2s

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drachma wrote:
Tue Aug 31, 2021 10:03 am
Matt,

seeing the interior, I'd bet it's a SeaRay about 23 footer.

Michael
2005 SeaRay Sundeck 220 (23.5') Nailed it!
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