Salmon Fishing => Questions about Salmon Trolling? => Planer Board Questions => Topic started by: keylargo on February 23, 2011, 09:49:00 am

Title: spring kings
Post by: keylargo on February 23, 2011, 09:49:00 am
we fish out of oak orchard and was wondering how to target the kings in april. we have the works as far as equipment. we usually pull our big boards for browns but wanted to try to catcth the kings but dont know where to look that time of year. We have caught a few off the boards but no numbers or consistancy. we were hoping that some of you guys could help us out.THANKS IN ADVANCE
Title: spring kings
Post by: reelpower on February 23, 2011, 01:43:00 pm
In late april through mid-May I've had real good success using board lines for kings in the western basin Port D/Welland/Niagara area fishing temp, contour and color edges in 150 to 35 fow.  Leadcore 5-8 colors and plugs (reefrunners work well for me, change the hooks).  Spoons too.  

Fish that were shy on the riggers and other gear seem to like the stealth and plug wiggle, especially when fishing pressure was up.  I think they're looking for smelt based on the success of the long body plugs.  Try chartreuse.  Don't be afraid to run high as the temperature and bait can be there.
Title: spring kings
Post by: Tim Bromund on February 23, 2011, 02:22:00 pm
April is a little early for Kings off the Oak,  the vast majority of the kings are typically further west on the Canadian side of the Niagara in April.  you might find the oddball, but it's be tough to target them at that time.  Shouldn't have any trouble finding cohos though mixed with the browns that time of year.

Title: spring kings
Post by: riggerrob on February 23, 2011, 04:27:00 pm
Best in spring so far is J-13 jointed rapala in chartreuse.  Top 30' of water.  The fish and I only head your way from the Can when water out of the river hits 55-60 degrees.  Can't beat the fishing along the plume.  85' of water seems to hold alot of fish at this time of year.
Title: spring kings
Post by: karl on February 25, 2011, 09:34:00 am
stained or dark green water is the ticket,like they said your better off further west in april.oak doesn't seem to produce till late may.kings that is.
Title: spring kings
Post by: Trophy J on February 25, 2011, 09:36:00 am
for april salmon ... i usually get mine at metro in the frozen section!  ;D
to be honest, i've never been out on lady o in april.
Title: spring kings
Post by: steve on February 25, 2011, 04:14:00 pm
Trophy, let's change that this year!

join me in my "dingy".