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  1. Nice job. Thanks for the report. We will need to see what this weather does for next week. Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-G900A using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  2. Nice job! I started unhooking the same way for lakers, skippy salmon and smaller steelhead. I notice a much shorter revival time and healthier swim away ....and a cleaner boat (no laker crap). However, I did have a larger steelhead that was not completely played out throw a tornament rig and embed the hook in my knuckle last year (had to cut it out)..so be careful. Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-G900A using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  3. Nice job. Glad to see the kings are still around.....could not find many yesterday. Sent from my Transformer TF101 using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  4. Solo trip this morning. Discovered my GPS was dead in my Humminbird, so no autopilot to start. Started in 80ft of water trolled north. Found a slight thermal break from about 53 degrees to 50 degrees at about 100ft. It was pretty warm (47) clear to the bottom, but managed a couple salmon (8-10lb) and a several small steelhead (3-4lbs). Had a salmon and steelhead double at one point….would have made a good YouTube video….solo, no autopilot, switching back and forth, rod over rod……can’t believe I actually landed them both. It shut down about 7, so I headed deeper. Fish, caught on riggers (down and sliders) and 300 copper; wonderbread, mixed veggie, and NK28 orange crush spoons. Next break was 50 degrees to 46 degrees (maybe around 130ft?), this had some colder water under it and some nicer steelhead (5-7lbs). Had 5 on, landed only 3. They put up nice aerial battles….was going to throw them back anyway so did not mind. No salmon. These came mostly on the sliders, orange spoons. At about 160+ft there was another break from 46 degrees to 43 degrees. I was marking suspended fish, but all I could catch were lakers…..even on sliders trolling 3mph. They were pretty nice size…but. Caught on white/green dot protroll and green fly; orange crush. One thing I noticed today were a lot of “mini†streakers on the sonar. Finally caught one, a skippy king. Another fun day, but where are all the bigger kings?!
  5. Yes. To make it interesting, the GPS on my Humminbird stopped working which meant no autopilot. Of course I had a double....Salmon and a steelhead ...that was fun...switching rods, rod over rod several times. I did land them!
  6. Thanks for the report. I had almost identical results. I followed you out the outlet past the dredge first thing. Saw you later in the morning. ......almost radio'd you there was a steelhead jumping 150ft behind your boat.....by the time I got to the radio you were on it. Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-G900A using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  7. Wow nice job. Looks like I came in too soon! 8^( Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-G900A using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  8. Update 5/25 - A little tougher fishing today for me. Did manage two 10-11lb Kings (rigger/spoons), and two lakers, one 17lb (dipsy and F/F). Still having issues losing fish, particularly on the copper....changed hooks, loosened/tightened drag, changed trolling speed....lost at least 3 kings on copper after short fight, and one on just for a second....very frustrating.
  9. Great job once again. Saw you out there. I had a lot of hits but could not keep them on the hook today. ......still working on 20+lb for this year. Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-G900A using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  10. Good fishing, poor catching.....went 4 for 11 today, 3 low/mid teen Kings and a 10lb laker. Could not keep them on the hook...some off seconds after the hit, others after a few minutes. Those that were on for minutes felt like Kings. Probably lost more today than I have since the beginning of the season. Hooks are sharp...I checked....plus got one in the finger unhooking one of the Salmon. Fished from the bay east in 60-100ft. 300 copper with mixed veggie spoon took more that it's share of hits. Other hits off riggers as deep as 70 down and on sliders. Orange nk28 crush took a few hits. Mixed Veggie and Orange Crush have been the producers for me all of May. No hits on 7 color core, green or blue spoons. Had a break-off on hit with a dipsy with green dot pro-troll and fly....broke 50lb Seaguar Flouro.......first time in a long time. Fun and frustrating day at the same time.....beats a skunk. Photo of one of the kings...others similar size:.
  11. ....almost felt like I was there! 8^) Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-G900A using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  12. Great job as usual.....it's killing me not being able to go out this weekend! Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-G900A using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  13. Great job.....thanks for the report. Hoping they are still around next weekend. Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-G900A using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  14. Great job and excellent detailed report as usual....I was unable to go out today and had a hunch it was going to be one of those great days. Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-G900A using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  15. Traffic was not bad, just higher than normal for a weekday. I only went out to about 110ft....it was 39-40 degrees surface to near bottom. It can change so quickly who knows what it will be like tomorrow. Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-G900A using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  16. Thanks to the great reports from last evening I had a pretty good idea where to start this morning........30-60ft from the bay to just past shipbuilders. Had 2 lines in at 6:15am in about 50ft, and as I was putting the third in, got a rip on the rigger....teen king. It was a feeding frenzy for till about 8. Went 4-6, landing two teen kings and two decent lakers. (Lost fish felt like teen kings) They hit mixed veggie, generic green spoon, and 42nd spoon on riggers at 45ft and cheaters. It was dead for a while and the boat traffic was increasing so I decided I would go out deeper and look for a thermal break and some bigger kings....big mistake, waste of an hour and a half. Barren screen temp 39-40 top to bottom out to 100+ft Came back in shallow 35-50ft. Temp 52+ on top but dropped quickly to 42 down ~12ft. The bite was pretty steady, landing 3 more teen kings and a laker. Two of the kings came on 3 color leadcore.....the others on riggers, Lures same as before. There was no indication the bite was going to slow, but I had an appointment so I picked up about 11:30. Ended the day 8 for 10 and had a lot of fun with a double at one point early. (That's my excuse for losing one of the fish!) No photos as most fish were in the 12-15lb range and I wanted to get them back in the water quickly.
  17. Thanks for the report....glad to see they are still hanging around!
  18. Thanks great report. Was at Castaway's last evening...probably saw you out there. Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-G900A using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  19. Thursday went 2 for 2, the NE wind had pushed the cold water under the warmer water and scattered the fish. I fished from 30ft to 120ft. Found a very defined surface thermal break out at 120 foot (44 to 38 degrees) but it was only about 5 ft deep with ice water underneath. I did manage a small steelhead and a small laker…at least no skunk. Friday went 4 for 4. I tried in close early 15-30ft, but could not move a rod or mark a fish. I trolled out slowly and picked up small King (like <1lb). I marked very few fish, and was just about to call it a day when my downrigger fired with my largest King of the year 18.4lb on orange crush NK28. On a whim (desperation) I put out a white/green dipsy, protroll and “duck fart†fly…..caught anther nice king 16.5lb and a nice ~15lb laker on it. Saturday went 4 for 5. Stayed outside the pack and was rewarded with 4 nice Kings 15-16+ lbs. 7 color leadcore, mixed veggie spoon and orange crush NK28 were the ticket. One King had a lamprey on it when I netted it. The 5th fish was a nice king that threw the hook after the second run….never got a close look, but felt the same size as the others. (4 like this! )
  20. Hopefully the steelhead will start showing up in greater numbers! Another great day for you! Nice job.
  21. Great video....could almost hear you guys cheering! Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-G900A using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  22. I was fishing solo in the same area and think I saw you. I did have a couple crazy near boat experiences with feisty spring kings....running alongside the boat and running for riggers and prop, but none full circle! It does add another element to it. Great job! Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-G900A using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  23. Friday was the wring out trip; got the boat setup, in the water and at the dock. Did not start fishing till 1:00. Fished for a few hours and landed a 9 lb King and nice laker. I was able to get the bugs and cobwebs out of most everything. Saturday am went 5 for 7. Landed 3 low teen Kings, another about 10 lbs, and a decent laker. Lost a laker, and an average fish that came off near the boat before I could identify it. Sunday am went 4 for 5. One 16+lb King and 1 more low teen King. Rounded out the day with a small brown and a laker. I lost a real nice fish; had it on for a couple minutes after the first run, could not move it and tightened the drag a little….pulled the hook. Fish came off riggers w/sliders and 7 color leadcore. Could not get a hit with dipsys or 3 color leadcore, and did not run boards. Caught fish 30-45ft of water on Friday and Saturday; 30-60ft of water Sunday, from bottom to wherever the sliders ended up. Caught fish on (in order of most productive) Mixed Veggie, 42nd spoon, various green spoons, and orange crush(?) NK.
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