I also plan to fish Lake O as newbie this summer, Niagara bar to Olcott area. Some general questions on tackle and tactics.
For Riggers, some one mentioned "bulking" up the line to combat fleas. Do you run braid or mono on rigger rods, and what diameter and lb. test is suggested? My inline planar board rods can double as rigger rods, or I could pick up some new ones or re-spool the reels. Currently use 12# Maxima mono on these. Or do you mean bulk up the rigger cable itself?
Sounds like spoons are most common lure. What size and designs? I have a lot of regular size Michigan Stinger spoons, some scorpion size, and a pack of jumbo salmon spoons from e-bay lure lot that I have never used.
Do you run any stickbaits for salmon, browns, steelhead, or lakers?
I have 4 good dipsey rods with #1 Dipseys. Would these work in place of Riggers, or complement them in spread? These setups are 8" Taloras with Tekota 500lc spooled with 40lb power pro on mono backing. Is this adequate? too heavy? too light? I was looking to re-spool this spring and for Erie walleyes I don't think the line size matters too much on dipsey rods.
Boat is 18'6" Lund Sport Angler with 150 Opt, 9.9 4stroke trolling motor 80lb Minkota on bow, so limited to nice weather fishing.
Thanks in advance for replies. I am enjoying researching this adventure.