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Dweezel

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Newbie to Lake O and the salmon hunt
« on: January 13, 2021, 01:57:20 pm »
Another newbie to Lake O's charms and bounty.  I upgraded my boat last fall after being stung pretty hard by the salmon bug.  I haven't caught one yet but have gone broke getting ready for it.  There's alot of great information in this forum and I hope that I will be able to contribute back to the group at some point.

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Re: Newbie to Lake O and the salmon hunt
« Reply #1 on: January 14, 2021, 01:23:11 pm »
Post a photo of your setup, I'm sure you will get some response and tips from the tyee's here.

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Re: Newbie to Lake O and the salmon hunt
« Reply #2 on: January 14, 2021, 09:49:39 pm »
The set-up...well I figure that it's half decent...its the skills I'm more worried about.   I can always buy more gear but it won't make me better.  Any suggestions are welcomed.

The setup:
2021 Kingfisher Escape (22 foot aluminum)
200 hp with a 20 hp kicker
Dual cannon optimum downriggers,  with transducer
Dual planer masts with double planer boards
Ulterra 36v trolling motor
2 Solix units
Fishhawk x4d
Fully networked
2 leadcore rods, 2 copper rods and braided rods (trolling/downrigging)

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Re: Newbie to Lake O and the salmon hunt
« Reply #3 on: January 15, 2021, 09:23:39 am »
Very Nice set-up for Trolling.  I would get a couple of wire dipsy set ups.  Some days that set up will out fish riggers and lead core.  Check out this video.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?fbclid=IwAR06g6JRo_zDryChAOvhhhfxURootI5Vy0CcKN1t87AameMCDE45li8WavE&v=ugQASeggl70&feature=youtu.be

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Re: Newbie to Lake O and the salmon hunt
« Reply #4 on: January 15, 2021, 10:18:39 am »
Another newbie to Lake O's charms and bounty. I upgraded my boat last fall after being stung pretty hard by the salmon bug. I haven't caught one yet but have gone broke getting ready for it.  There's a lot of great information in this forum and I hope that I will be able to contribute back to the group at some point.

Tight lines!

I would say you were stung hard...LOL
That is a great set up, and experience is what will be your best teacher. Talk to others at the ramp, share your knowledge or lack thereof with them, perhaps offer an experienced angler a seat on your boat and leave his on shore for a day. The boat will get slimed; don't worry about that. 

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Re: Newbie to Lake O and the salmon hunt
« Reply #5 on: January 15, 2021, 11:56:12 am »
Where will you be launching from?

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Re: Newbie to Lake O and the salmon hunt
« Reply #6 on: January 15, 2021, 12:20:54 pm »
Where will you be launching from?

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I will be regularly launching from Collins bay (kingston), wellington and wicklow.  It's a 2 hour ride from my place to Kingston.  So anything past Wicklow..is almost more of a trip.

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Re: Newbie to Lake O and the salmon hunt
« Reply #7 on: January 15, 2021, 12:45:19 pm »
Welcome to the addiction.   You may want to look at joining Central Lake Ontario Sport Anglers (CLOSA) they have more than a couple of seasoned Salmon Veterans that can show you the way.

There are a few FB groups and other clubs you can join.

PM me I might  ;) ;) be able to give you a couple of tips around using Trolling Flies.
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Re: Newbie to Lake O and the salmon hunt
« Reply #8 on: January 16, 2021, 07:48:37 am »
Read books by Captain Dan Keating " Keating on Kings " plus other editions . Will give you a lot of basic information ; he fishes Lake Michigan some of which may not apply to eastern Lake Ontario !
Also look at " Lake Ontario United  " site ; a bigger crowd .