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  1. Great first evening out of Wilson!  Thanks @Gill-T!  My son’s first king was a doozy!  He had an awesome time, except for the thunderstorm that was supposed to miss us but didn’t.  

    It was mostly a mag moonshine bite.  Most bites 50-65 down.  


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  2. I’m taking my son to Wilson next week for his first King Trip!  Unfortunately my Dad can’t make it this year due to back problems (ever since he reeled in that fish in pic below lol) but hopefully I’ll succeed on getting the next generation “hooked”! 


    if anyone wants to collaborate please let me know.  I’m completely flying blind this year due to life getting in the way of fishing, but heard from one guy that the fish were in a little tighter this year 200/300s compared to normal mid late July 400/500s?  Any other general trends setting up this season fellas?  

    thanks in advance 



  3. My son is a first year college student in Rochester this year... I'd like to help him get started fishing with an introduction to fishery with a guide.  Anyone know how I can get linked up with somebody?  I suppose I can call around to the tackle shops but thought I'd start with a post here just in case.   He has some experience and most of the gear needed, not a rookie.  Thank you!



  4. Our best combo was 8 inch Chin Music spin doc with Dreamweaver Pickled Sunshine Fly, running 10-20 ft off bottom, mag dipsey, wire.  The big males were smacking it non stop 4-6pm. Switched to glow stuff after 630pm and took a huge hit from an absolute monster with 8 inch white crush glow green dots, atomic glow stud fly, but the big one got away… broke 50Lb dispey leader somehow below the snap on the dispey end.  Must have had a nick from a tangle :sad:.  Took another on 10 inch carbon 14 spin doc twinkie meat rig on rigger, near bottom.  

  5. mature salmon are going to be staging near the river mouths and heading up the river this time of year... it can be tricky to time it right to catch them nearshore and actually get them to bite.  Many target the 80-120 FOW range and in even tighter in low light.  water temps are less important as they are programmed to get up the river regardless...  You can still catch immature salmon and maybe a stray late matures offshore.  

  6. Make sure your reel is calibrated for the chart to be accurate.  Measure out 100 feet on your driveway then see what your line counter reads when stretched out over that 100 feet.  If its shows less than 100 feet, you need to remove line, if it shows over 100 feet you need to add line.  For Shimano Reels, use a factor of 8ft.  For example, if your line counter reads 95 you would remove 5x8 (40ft) of line from the reel.  If it reads 110  you would need to add 10*8 (80ft) of line.  

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