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New the salmon fishing. What rod & reel and line do I need to troll for salmon

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I have a 19 Grady and fish Canandaigua lake for rainbows, browns and lake trout.  I want to try salmon fishing this fall on Lake Ontario.  What rod & reel setup would you suggest I get.  I Am looking for a middle of the road setup.  This is entirely new to me what line size and leader etc.  Thanks in advance

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If your set up to fish Canandaigua, I assume you may already have enough equipment. Lake O fish are much stronger so set your drags accordingly. Just a starting point

and you may get several differing comments, but this is a simple set up. Have reels with at least 300yards 30lb test

Two riggers, F/F , light color flies white flashers have worked best for me at this time.

1-2 Divers off each side, again I prefer F/F

If you wanted to run spoons, cheaters on riggers

If your not set up or familiar with meat rigs, stay with F/F and Spoons

Look for 52-58° temp if you have equipment.

You can also see where other boats are fishing and fish the same depth.

MOST IMPORTANT, DO NOT GET CLOSE TO OTHER BOATS, IF YOU CAN SEE PEOPLE YOU ARE TOOOO CLOSE.

Some boats will have coppers and rigs that are 400-500' out.

Fish temp and marks, 2.0-2-5 MPH, you may try slower and faster till you get bit. repeat, repeat..... 

Get more gear to depth of you first bite.

Have a great day!

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Thank you, I have the equipment just smaller rod and reel setups. I will look tonight and see what I can find and get a few rods ordered. Thanks again.

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Somethingnew you have a PM

 

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Somethingnew,

I live about 15 minutes from Canandaigua lake but fish Ontario. Just a suggestion but how about we trade trips?

I can take you on Ontario for Salmon you take me for Rainbows and browns on Canandaigua.

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