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Chinook Rookie

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  1. I fished out of Olcott this weekend. Saturday we fished from the power plant east all day from 35fow out. I even ran out to 400fow just for the heck of it, had a nice king on right away out there but lost it 15ft from the side of the boat. Sunday got a tip to try the bar so we ran down there. I have never seen so many huge bait balls in my life!! All morning my screen was covered in bait with nice arcs all around. 110 to 130fow had 3 quick hookups and then things just shut down. Managed a nice Laker at about 1:30 PM but that was it. All total in 2 days we could only muster 4 kings, 1 lake trout and 5 misses. I'll be back up next weekend to try again. I'm still learning this craft as this is only my 2nd year fishing for salmon but I am addicted. What a rush when that rod goes off!! I'll just keep trying, learning from successes and mistakes. The experience is what it's all about...
  2. Wow, that's awesome! Cant wait to get there tomorrow afternoon!! Thanks for the post...
  3. I don't fish the bar either, way too many boats. Prefer to get away from the packs and find pockets of fish. May not catch as many fish but it is way more relaxing and enjoyable.
  4. Ditto Eyecatcher. I live in New Castle Pa so I really appreciate the guys on this forum that are willing to share info. Great bunch of guys on this forum!!
  5. Awesome looking fish!! Congratulations. Can't wait to get up there on the 17th.
  6. Thanks, just ordered 4 of those releases and will give them a try this spring. I use tru trips behind my boards for depth instead of leadcore or copper. I like them because you don't have to put out (and then have to reel back in) 400ft of line to get your bait down to where you want it.
  7. Has anyone ever run Church's walleye inline boards for Kings? Was wondering if a big king would pull the board under water and create a mess?
  8. Wow, nice fish!! I'm jealous too. Can't wait until I get up there in May.
  9. Thanks Legacy, I'll look you up in May. Cant get here soon enough. My boat name is Gravy, if you see me stop over for a cold one.
  10. Thanks, I will be renting a slip from May 17th thru June 9th. Fishing Friday evenings thru Sunday afternoons each of those weekends. Hope to see you there.
  11. Hi Gill, you may not remember me but we docked beside one another last May in newfane. I have the Pro-Line 251. I appreciate how helpful you guys were. Can you tell me besides color, do you find a certain brand ie, Moonshine, Dreamweaver, Stinger, etc. Is more effective for you than others? I used mostly Dreamweaver magnums last year but the tape and paint seem to come off them easy. Curious if there is a better brand... thanks.
  12. 2018 was my first time on Lake Ontario. I had never caught a King before. Fished 2 weekends the end of May and 2 weekends the end of August out of Olcott. What a blast!! I am now hooked. We caught most of our fish on spoons so I am wanting to add to my arsenal this off season. What brand and colors do you salmon veterans prefer during early season and then, do you change to different spoons and colors later in the season? I know this conversation has been had many times before but every year thinks can change, new brands and colors hit the market, etc. Any information you would be willing to share is greatly appreciated!
  13. Heading up to Olcott to fish this evening and Saturday. I have been fishing for walleye all summer on lake Erie so haven't been out since early June. If anyone else is going out of Olcott and wants to team up, let me know. We could fish different depths to try and find fish and then radio the other boat if we find them. Any help would be greatly appreciated!!
  14. Awesome looking fish! Hope the bite continues for a few more weeks. Renting a dock slip in Newfane marina for the weekend of the 24th.
  15. 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.
  16. 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.
  17. 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...
  18. Thanks, not looking forward to my first encounter with fleas. Lol.
  19. I am planning on fishing out of Wilson. Thank you for the info on fleas.
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