Chinook Rookie

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  • Birthday 11/05/1963

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    New Castle Pa
  • Home Port
    Geneva Ohio on Lake Erie
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    Gravy

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  1. Went out for my first time ever last week. Launched out of olcott. Most of the people there are very helpful. Ask around about what depth the fish are in. Depending on wind direction and water temps we caught fish anywhere from 220 to 420fow all on spoons. Had success on downriggers and dipsys. Just have fun and stay patient. You'll eventually find them and then its game on.
  2. Awesome, thanks Gill-T. Nice meeting you guys!!
  3. Lol. Thanks, definitely not what I'm used to but quite an adrenaline rush when that rod starts bending. This will definitely be an annual event for me from now on.
  4. Where in central basin? I'm renting a dock this year in Geneva.
  5. This past weekend was my very first time on Lake Ontario. I've been walleye fishing Lake Erie for years and have always wanted to try for salmon but just never did. Well, I loaded up the Pro-Line 251 and headed to Olcott. After asking around on were to start Saturday morning we ended up in 130-140fow just east of the marina. We trolled all morning and never marked a fish. The water temps were 39° because of the wind change so we started thinking of where we could find warmer water. We decided that maybe deeper water would hold its temperature better than shallow so we headed out to 300ft. We found 44° water about 40ft down and had our first strike in about 20 minutes. Of course being walleye fishermen we lost it, LOL. We missed on our first 4 strikes so we reminded each other that these are not walleye and we needed to handle them differently. The next strike was hard, I mean really hard. My buddy grabbed the rod and held on for dear life. In what must have been just a few seconds the line counter went from 90ft out to 200ft out. Definitely not a walleye. Haha. He battled the fish and since we were trying to get our first ever salmon in the boat it seemed like forever. But it was finally at the back of the boat and I got him in the net. If you were somewhere on the lake you might have heard our celebration... sorry for the noise. Our first king was in the boat!! There is something to be said about beginners luck because she was 34 inches long and weighed 20lbs. What a fish!! We didn't set the world on fire this weekend but we ended up boating 18 salmon. I'll be back next weekend. I'm hooked!! Thank you to all the people on this site for your willingness to share information. I have been reading your posts for a few months now trying to learn. Wish I would have done this years ago...
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    New Guy

    Lol...
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    New Guy

    Thanks, not looking forward to my first encounter with fleas. Lol.
  8. Chinook Rookie

    New Guy

    I am planning on fishing out of Wilson. Thank you for the info on fleas.
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    New Guy

    Fleas??
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    New Guy

    Those I have. I use them for walleye on lake Erie. Thanks...
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    New Guy

    Thanks. I bought a few spin doctor's and atomic flies. Not sure if I have those color combinations but will check their website. Info appreciated!!
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    New Guy

    Thank you...
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    New Guy

    Thanks...
  14. Chinook Rookie

    New Guy

    I am brand new to this site and have never fished for salmon. I have fished walleye on lake Erie for years and have wanted to come up to lake Ontario but just haven't made the time. I'm not getting any younger so this year is it. Planning on coming up and going out of Wilson harbor this spring. I know everyone has there own preferences on bait types. Spoons, flies, meat rigs... My question is this, what baits do you just not leave the dock without? I'm trying to stock up on my salmon supplies and am starting from scratch. Ideas on spoon manufacturer and color, flasher colors and such could save me from spending money on things I don't need. Any help would be greatly appreciated!