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Title: Trolling Report
Post by: Krawler on April 30, 2018, 09:26:32 am
Big Skunk!  Friday seemed like a perfect day for a troll.  Launched out of AC marine ($30).  Went to Wasaga, played in the shallows, nothing.  Headed east to Spratts point, then to Cleopatra and Balm Beach and nothing!! 
fished anywhere from 10-35fow.  boards and riggers, used an assortment of body baits.  Water temps were 38-46. 
Anyone else been out?
Title: Re: Trolling Report
Post by: James on May 01, 2018, 09:11:58 pm
got out today first time fishing out of new boat and first time fishing rainbow ,john whyte and i went out of collingwood harbor  ($9.00) we also trolled hard baits from  6 fow to 20 fow marked lots but no takers we talked to other and the bite window seemed early in the morning and didn't  last long , it was a pretty nice day considering.
 I dont know how long the trout stay shallow but i hope to get back out there to try again soon if weather cooperates 
 
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Post by: Canuck on May 02, 2018, 07:41:53 pm
Ok. You are killing me. Boat is not going in till end of may this year.
Title: Re: Trolling Report
Post by: Steve72george on May 15, 2018, 04:52:44 pm
Out 1/2 mile off mouth of notty in wasaga 22 fow
Son landed a 6lb salmon .. his friend lost one that hit hard as he had the scotty locked cuz he thought rod might pop out lol ...lesson learned for that boy .. by the time he figured out the lock he lost the fish(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180515/2d0e64a014bb30e2df374fca8ab236ec.jpg)

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Title: Re: Trolling Report
Post by: Krawler on May 16, 2018, 08:15:22 am
Well done!  Might head that way this weekend winds permitting.
Title: Re: Trolling Report
Post by: Grandpa Jim on May 19, 2018, 09:45:59 am
For what it's worth, I have always found that spring trolling out of Collingwood, mainly for rainbows, is always best predawn to around 8:30 to 9:00 a.m. Favourite lure is the AC Shiner followed by the small, jointed rapalas. Once the sun gets up a bit, the fish do their disappearing act.
Title: Re: Trolling Report
Post by: buck on May 22, 2018, 06:39:35 am
nice morning yesterday....but notta

flat lined from Awenda to Thunder Beach....never done that area before....water looked good....20 feet or less, big boulders....didn't move a rod....AC Shiners, Rapalas, small spoons

then put riggers down at Ballard's and back at Methodist....marked a few fish near the bottom  on the Thunder Beach side of Methodist...nothing on the hump

water temp at the surface 47 degrees at Methodist....brrr

first time i have had my boat in this early.....no rush next year i guess
Title: Re: Trolling Report
Post by: Krawler on May 22, 2018, 11:05:31 am
Beautiful area to troll, too bad the fishing isn't the best for early season. 
I start trolling deep water this time of year, i stay away from the shallows.   
Title: Re: Trolling Report
Post by: Meegs on May 22, 2018, 05:54:52 pm
Suprized I didn't see you.   Fished similar waters yesterday . We were 0/2 for the morning.  Fished 5 different areas for an hour and half each. Missed 1 salmon..  1 laker.  Very very few marks.  Fished 30 to 140fow.   Watched the commercial guy drop a net out at 90 fow for about a kilometer from middle of the gap towards ac marina
Title: Re: Trolling Report
Post by: Canuck on May 22, 2018, 09:32:13 pm
Finally launching Friday AM!  Sounds like I have not missed much.
Title: Re: Trolling Report
Post by: Myles on May 23, 2018, 08:00:51 pm
New to downrigging this year. I've been out a few times from collingwood and have been catching lake trout near bottom in 120 to 130 fow but haven't had any luck finding salmon yet which is what I'm hoping to catch. Green spoons have seemed to work well for the lakers. Still trying to figure things out. Has anyone been catching many salmon yet? I've been told end of july and august are the best times for salmon there. Good luck to everyone
Title: Re: Trolling Report
Post by: BillM on May 24, 2018, 12:54:47 pm
Head to OS if you want some salmon action :)  Been a good spring from what I've heard.
Title: Re: Trolling Report
Post by: Myles on May 25, 2018, 08:38:08 am
Os is an extra hour drive each way for me so i was hoping i could find some salmon in the collingwood wasaga area but if os is my best chance maybe i will make the drive to try it out. Thanks for the tip i appreciate it
Title: Re: Trolling Report
Post by: Canuck on May 26, 2018, 11:05:58 pm
well, the boat is launched.  Ran around to the ferry terminal area and marks point, then over in the shallows arround the tomb.  Nothing but cold water.  Marked one school of bait around the ferry, but not one fish in any location.  Nice day for a first boat ride of the year, but nothing to show for it.  I did play around with a dipsy diver for the first time though.
Title: Re: Trolling Report
Post by: buck on May 28, 2018, 07:04:46 am
another lovely day for as boat ride around Methodist yesterday .....water temp at surface now 54 degrees F....but no marks....big fish rolled right by the boat.....likely a 'bow.....lots of insects on the surface

hope springs eternal tho.....
Title: Re: Trolling Report
Post by: Krawler on May 28, 2018, 02:07:51 pm
Good to see steady reports coming in.  Nice trolling weather so headed out for a few trips.
Fishing has been good past 2 days. Sunday 1pm headed out deep, 7-10 miles.  found cold water and hungry rainbows. 2/3 in 2 hours.  Bay was glass calm and it was hot, only lasted a few hours in the sun. Decided to go home and head back out for the evening troll and went 0/1.
This morning I stayed on the inside for a few passes. Found 58 surface, nice thermocline down 30, had a knockoff on rigger and a good rip on 4 color lead, lost both.   Lots of bait on the surface!  Switched locations and took a nice 5lb salmon and 8lb Silver rainbow! 
Fish have been around for a few weeks, run you summer programs for salmon and spring programs for rainbow. Small body baits on high lines and spoons (Meegs and Hotfish) down deep, to my surprise salmon have been deeper and way out of temp and I've been trolling a lot quicker this year than i normally would during spring trolling programs. Hope to be back out soon.
Good luck out there. 
Title: Re: Trolling Report
Post by: Myles on May 28, 2018, 04:08:32 pm
Sounds like a good day on the water. Definitly a hot weekend i only managed to get out on simcoe for a couple hours as its only a 5 min drive to the launch. Ill be heading back to collingwood this weekend whichever day looks best in the forecast so far it looks like sunday but that changes daily. What depth have you been finding the salmon in? Just got downriggers a few weeks ago and ive been fishing 100 to 130 and only finding lake trout. I tried shallow for a bit and marked some baitfish but no hits.
Title: Re: Trolling Report
Post by: Krawler on May 28, 2018, 10:37:15 pm
50-100 fow for salmon.
Title: Re: Trolling Report
Post by: BillM on May 29, 2018, 03:26:42 pm
Nice Krawler!   
Title: Re: Trolling Report
Post by: Laughin.Loon.Fishin on May 30, 2018, 10:36:27 am
Great reports thanks for sharing everyone


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Title: Re: Trolling Report
Post by: Krawler on June 03, 2018, 07:55:16 pm
Anyone make it out this weekend?
Couple hours Saturday night 0/2, fish turned on near sunset but couldn't get them to stick. Heard the bite was good in the mid-day sun.
This morning, calm at first light then big SE blow. Couldn't find the fish for the first few hours then screen lit up with steady hooks down 40-60 but couldn't turn them on. Oh well that's fishing. Trolled near Cedar Point.
Title: Re: Trolling Report
Post by: Myles on June 04, 2018, 06:21:28 pm
Made it out this weekend tried trolling anywhere from 60 fow to 100 but couldn't find any salmon not many marks either. Tried lymans, spoons and spoons with flasher. Went out deep around lunch and got a laker and a few knock offs. On the way home trailers bearing burned up and damaged the axle spindle lucky the wheel didnt fly off. I didn't notice until i was back in the driveway. Will be about a week for my new axle to come in so i wont be able to make it out for a couple weeks. Good luck out there
Title: Re: Trolling Report
Post by: flyingfinn on June 22, 2018, 11:09:37 pm
I was able to do my first troll of the area on thursday evening...steady northeast breeze so I decided to work the inside by the lighthouse thinking that maybe some bait would be pushed into there...found some bait alright and there were lakers to be had too...and sea fleas- already?! Popped out from the inside and did a decent run down the west side of Christian zig zagging from 40 to 130'...marked a bunch in shallower depths but didn't move a rod for the rest of the evening. Was beautiful though!
Title: Re: Trolling Report
Post by: Krawler on June 23, 2018, 12:18:28 am
No shortage of bait this year. Most fish caught have been full of smelt.  And yes I have noticed some fleas as of late as well.
Late report but managed a good weekend last weekend. 4/4 Saturday pm and 3/3 Sunday am, all salmon.  The 3 on Sunday were all over 10lbs biggest was 13 and change.  Meegs pink panties did most of the damage.
No fishing this weekend, competing in the Pen Derby in Port Credit. Good luck to anyone getting out this weekend. 

Title: Re: Trolling Report
Post by: Canuck on June 23, 2018, 10:18:15 am
I haven't been out since the June 8th weekend, but even then we were picking up fleas on the lines.  Earliest I have seen that.  Not much luck that weekend.  One laker of 4lbs.  Was full of smelt too though.  And the smelt were nice fat ones too LOL. 
Title: Re: Trolling Report
Post by: Myles on June 25, 2018, 04:17:19 pm
Finally got the trailer all fixed up and ready to go. Planning on going out from collingwood friday morning. Has anyone had luck with salmon in that area recently? Ill let you know how it goes. Looks like it will be a hot one out there this weekend.
Title: Re: Trolling Report
Post by: Steve72george on June 25, 2018, 04:58:27 pm
I've been doing really well with Lakers in Collingwood over the last few weeks it's not far off of Lafferty's Shoal been talking to a few people that have been out and they're starting to hit some salmon a lot more consistently and there's been a few nice rainbows come in to

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Title: Re: Trolling Report
Post by: Steve72george on June 25, 2018, 04:59:54 pm
Kind of off topic but my VHF was down last year and I can't remember the channels does anyone happen to know what the prominent channels are for Collingwood Meaford Thornbury and up to Christian the people are running on VHF

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Title: Re: Trolling Report
Post by: Wilbur007 on June 25, 2018, 07:59:06 pm
Channel 71.
Title: Re: Trolling Report
Post by: Valley Tackle co on June 25, 2018, 09:09:17 pm
Can someone tell
Me where to buy some meets spoons ?
Title: Re: Trolling Report
Post by: Meegs on June 26, 2018, 06:25:44 am
My spoons selection is pretty dismal right now, my blanks I ordered months ago still haven't arrived.   Send me s PM and I can let you know what I still have.   I've got a bunch of plugs that will be ready the next couple days(http://i9.photobucket.com/albums/a98/MeegsLURES/Mobile%20Uploads/2018-06/20180621_195232.jpg) (http://s9.photobucket.com/user/MeegsLURES/media/Mobile%20Uploads/2018-06/20180621_195232.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Trolling Report
Post by: Krawler on June 26, 2018, 10:04:35 am
Dammit James now everyone is going to have my secret weapon ;)

Great plugs, been running them since last year, they catch fish!  Same action as similar style plugs, excellent durability and paint!
Title: Re: Trolling Report
Post by: paolotca on June 27, 2018, 11:46:17 am
Hit a few of lakers (4 to 10 lbs.) a couple of miles west of Frying pan Island. Used spoons (chartreuse and silver) with chartreusse flashers set on the lines about 42' ahead of the spoons.  Running at 2.4 to 2.8 mph although I was doing an s pattern.  Hit them between 60 and 90 ft.

I'm going to try running my flashers off the downrigger balls (42' behind ball) with the lures located 4 to 5 ft above. 
Title: Re: Trolling Report
Post by: nauti-too on June 27, 2018, 01:29:06 pm
Gonna give this a guy a workout this weekend.... ;)

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Cheers...
Title: Re: Trolling Report
Post by: Steve72george on June 27, 2018, 05:14:34 pm
42 feet or inches. If feet im kinda confused or reading this wrong

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Title: Re: Trolling Report
Post by: Valley Tackle co on June 27, 2018, 07:04:31 pm
No salmon yet ? Gona try this weekend around tomb if boat traffic isnít crazy and I donít melt in the heat lol!!
Title: Re: Trolling Report
Post by: paolotca on June 28, 2018, 09:49:50 am
42 feet or inches. If feet im kinda confused or reading this wrong

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LOL. Sorry I meant to say 42" (inches)
Title: Re: Trolling Report
Post by: Steve72george on June 28, 2018, 10:05:33 am
Now it all makes sense ;-) was wondering if i was missing out on something hehe

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Title: Re: Trolling Report
Post by: Krawler on June 28, 2018, 02:57:57 pm
Flashers are a good idea but normally run them with meat but stacking a lure above a flasher is a good trick.  Watch your speeds, certain lures perform better at certain speeds.  Heavier spoons run faster, lighter spoons run slower. 
Title: Re: Trolling Report
Post by: Grandpa Jim on June 30, 2018, 08:32:27 am
Slipped out for an overnighter Thursday afternoon, prior to the onslaught of boats over the long week-end. I was accompanied by my first mate (AKA the Mad Kayaker). I managed to get in a few hours of trolling Thursday evening. Very slow for us with only two very small salmon, both coming off a full core on the planer board. We spent Friday kayaking around Hope Island. Noticed a couple of new structures that had been built on the old lighthouse site on the north east corner of Hope. Both looked like garages with shingled roofs but the bottom six feet of the walls left completely open. Curiousity took over and we slipped ashore where the old dock once stood and took a look. There were round squirrel or raccoon baffles on each of the four support beams. Inside were a large number of what seemed to be bird nesting structures which were half spheres with a small, hollowed out section at the top portion of each. They were all marked with a commercial name which neither of us can recall. None of the nesting platforms showed any sign of useage so maybe they were just put up and missed the nesting season. Go fishing and discover the ultimate bird nesting sanctuary! I have no idea what species of bird these were designed for but would appreciate hearing from anyone who knows.
The run home to Hindson`s was quite interesting due to the expected flotilla of power and sail craft heading out for the long weekend. Just a very light wind but the Bay surface resembled a mix-master with wakes coming from all directions.
Did some follow-up Google research on the nesting structures. Looks like an effort to attract barn swallows which have been on a steady decline number wise for several years now.
Title: Re: Trolling Report
Post by: Valley Tackle co on June 30, 2018, 09:58:05 pm
Fished all over tonight marked very few fish Christian island beckwith and hope managed one nice king 90 over 115 blue and silver spoon with coyote flasher kept tight to the ball. Few other boats out but not many rods bouncing. Very pricey launch at Christian island !!!! Shorter run for me but next time Iíll just suck it up and run it 50$ park and launch perty steep!!!

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Title: Re: Trolling Report
Post by: grampa on July 01, 2018, 09:28:19 am
was out on friday in the am went 2 for 2 stayed untill the boats traffic drove us off the water spoons down 100 over about 130
Title: Re: Trolling Report
Post by: Valley Tackle co on July 01, 2018, 10:54:46 am
Any one fish west side of tomb this year ? Marks point awenda?
Title: Re: Trolling Report
Post by: FISHMASTER on July 02, 2018, 07:45:36 pm
Tried Methodist point 2 weeks ago with 1 laker the first day then skunked the next time out. Lost a cannon ball so it was at least a little exciting. Going to try the hole then Methodist tomorrow morning. Should be calm.
Title: Re: Trolling Report
Post by: Valley Tackle co on July 02, 2018, 09:11:59 pm
What did you hook your cannon ball on ? I may go out tomorow as well Iím in a bright red tracker with mag 10s
Title: Re: Trolling Report
Post by: Krawler on July 02, 2018, 10:26:03 pm
4/5 this evening. Water is ice cold! It may be warm on the surface but thermocline is set at 20ft below surface. I ran long leads and small spoons.  Good hits and screaming reels.
Weather looks good, hope to be out daily.
Title: Re: Trolling Report
Post by: Valley Tackle co on July 03, 2018, 06:01:20 am
Thatís good news !!! Weíre you over by Christian or tomb
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Post by: buck on July 03, 2018, 06:18:05 am
Methodist yesterday am

could only stay for a few minutes....trying to clean injectors so needed a run....but agree with Krawler....had a big hit on the slider....40 feet or so....and marked no fish on or near the bottom....but did mark fish at 30 to 50 feet

company for few days...so shut down.....good luck guys
Title: Re: Trolling Report
Post by: Grandpa Jim on July 03, 2018, 07:37:35 am
Good news concerning the increased activity level with the salmon. We experienced an unexpected presence of fleas on our last outing. Lines and rigger cables were coated up relatively heavily. Mind you both were largely undisturbed for extended periods of time :-[. Heading out later this morning for a couple of days and will post updates on Thursday.
Title: Re: Trolling Report
Post by: FISHMASTER on July 03, 2018, 02:57:25 pm
No luck is better than bad luck..  Tried the hole then Methodist this morning and the rod never moved. However, I did see a few fish caught in other boats. A good sign. Maybe better luck next time.
Title: Re: Trolling Report
Post by: glen margaret on July 03, 2018, 06:50:13 pm
Was out from 0900 to noon, mostly between Methodist and Giants tomb. Three releases, but no hookups. Marked bait on the bottom, 100 to 140 ft, and only the occasional fish. Tried Lymans - greenish and ladder back, hotshots, and spoons. Great day to work on the tan, will try again soon
Title: Re: Trolling Report
Post by: Krawler on July 03, 2018, 09:51:15 pm
Tried 3 spots this evening. Cold water again. Mid 40's down 40-50ft.  Managed to only catch lakers this evening down 35ft.
Some bait on the drops in shallow but not many salmon marked.
Might Go for a blue zone run tomorrow. 


Title: Re: Trolling Report
Post by: Valley Tackle co on July 03, 2018, 09:51:39 pm
Out again tonight trolled all over Methodist point to beckwith and tomb working the drop off good thermocline at 40-50 marked very few fish in it. Marked some good fish on bottom prob Lakers was hoping for a little action to keep my doubt full girl friend that there is fish here!!! Lol noticed a few boats north end of the hole going to try that next time see whatís there.
Title: Re: Trolling Report
Post by: grampa on July 04, 2018, 03:28:43 pm
out at the north end of the hole not much to report marked a few fish on the bottom had one rod bounce good a few times no release and one other knock off no fish today
Title: Re: Trolling Report
Post by: Krawler on July 04, 2018, 08:34:06 pm
Run out to the blue zone this morning. 3 shaker salmon. Still cold water everywhere. No bait!!  Some decent hooks but no screamers and no bows.
Title: Re: Trolling Report
Post by: Grandpa Jim on July 05, 2018, 07:58:59 am
Headed north from Penetang on Tuesday to Port Rawson Bay area and stayed overnight. Got out from Sans Souci and joined three other trollers on Wednesday morning. Worked this area for two hours without a hit and saw no nets coming down on the other boats. Trolled south and fished the area directly out from 12 Mile Bay with the same results. Decided to troll south with Hope Island being our supper and swim destination. Several hours later we still had nothing other than a heavy thirst. Reached our marina just as the sun set. No fish whatsoever. The good news is that Henry's is up and running and we did enjoy a great fish dinner Tuesday night.
The probe showed a low forties temp all the way around the 50 foot mark.
Off to Bluffers this afternoon with my eldest son.
Title: Re: Trolling Report
Post by: Canuck on July 05, 2018, 09:23:52 am
I was out earlier in the week too.  Tried around the Tomb, around Hope, between Christian and Beckwith, the ferry area, and Methodist.  As others have said, cold water, almost no bait, and very few fish marked.  No fish to show for it either.  I have been off this week, but have only been out once.  Too hot to fish if they are not around to catch. 
Title: Re: Trolling Report
Post by: Krawler on July 05, 2018, 01:03:35 pm
Morning troll around the islands. 4 spots, tough fishing. Still lots of cold water around. Hooked some shaker salmon and a laker.
Marked good bait and hooks but no line peelers.
We need a good wind to stir things up.  Looks like tonight and tomorrow might do the trick.
Title: Re: Trolling Report
Post by: Jkhunter on July 05, 2018, 01:55:05 pm
Good day all...

New to the forum as well as this type of fishing.

Will be going out of Collingwood tomorrow for then first time ..... Any pointers and tips welcome especially around depth
And General areas to look at...

Justin
Title: Re: Trolling Report
Post by: Tomary on July 05, 2018, 04:31:40 pm
Was out this Wednesday for the first time this season out of ptang bay just up into the hole. Had two salmon on and lost them both.... the crazy part was both fish were crazy jumpers, both rocketed to the surface and launched themselves and spit the hook. The interesting part was they attacked again after they spit the spoon and came rocketing out of the water again. Great action for two lost fish lol. Hope fully itís a sign of a good year.... cheers


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Title: Re: Trolling Report
Post by: Laughin.Loon.Fishin on July 05, 2018, 05:51:46 pm
Amazing reports gentlemen thank you very much for sharing. 
Iím very new to the area but Iíve dabbled with the salmon and lakers a few times with little to minimal success.

I usually do well on simcoe but this new water has me overwhelmed.   I know I just got put time on the water and then the fish will start coming topside.   

I have a pretty good idea the areas that are mention in the above reports except for ďthe hole ď.   My assumption is that itís the deep spot just NORTH WEST  of the Gin Island.   Am I correct and if not it would be greatly appreciated if someone could inform me of its location.    I am planning a trip out this weekend and pending weather it might be worth me checking out.   

Seems like the fish and the bait are coming back and things are cranking up so I hope I can contribute to this report section in the near future.  Thanks for reading and tight lines all


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Title: Re: Trolling Report
Post by: dagoat_1 on July 05, 2018, 10:11:03 pm
" deep spot just NORTH WEST  of the Gin Island "

...you got it.  That's the spot.
Title: Re: Trolling Report
Post by: Valley Tackle co on July 06, 2018, 08:56:32 pm
Any body been to the hump yet this year north end of island ? We did well last year but a bit later in summer
Title: Re: Trolling Report
Post by: Krawler on July 06, 2018, 10:43:10 pm
NW of Christian?  Not yet, heard a few boats went with no success. I have never done well there but I keep going back.
Title: Blue Zone
Post by: CatchYaLater on July 07, 2018, 05:53:18 am
Can anybody clarify the local "blue zone"?  Only have some experience on Lake O, where the rainbows are often up high in 250 fow+.  Anybody find them in the same kind of water on G-Bay?
Title: Re: Trolling Report
Post by: Krawler on July 07, 2018, 10:41:06 am
Yes I've been.  Firm believer that we have an offshore fishery.  It's a lot of water to cover. I do well out there in the spring and only go out a few times in summer with moderate success but definetly nothing like Lake Ontario.  The fishing is much better around the islands and fishing structure near shore. But the rainbows are so elusive to me in the summer months that I keep going back to the blue zone looking for them.
Title: Re: Trolling Report
Post by: Jkhunter on July 07, 2018, 07:38:33 pm
Heading out tomorrow to the westerns .....

Never been before.... Any one fish there before....

Jk
Title: Re: Trolling Report
Post by: Valley Tackle co on July 07, 2018, 09:00:27 pm
Fished the westerns for bass a few times did very well never tried rigging but not far across to 12 mile and I know they are doing well there for salmon ..... so Iíve been told
Title: Re: Trolling Report
Post by: Jkhunter on July 07, 2018, 09:14:29 pm
Is that around O'Donnell point
Title: Re: Trolling Report
Post by: Seguin Fisher on July 07, 2018, 10:59:33 pm
I was way out past the westerns just this evening with my son and we got one nice one about 8lbs as soon as I set up the first rod. Marked a few others and got one small laker, didnít stay out long as the kid was getting tired but weíve got a few out there over the years. Never seen another boat out there ever.
Purple/white backed nasty boy and chartreuse/white nasty boy worked for us today.
Title: Re: Trolling Report
Post by: Jkhunter on July 07, 2018, 11:06:08 pm
Great thank you .... I'm new to all this type of fishing what depth were you fishing ....
Title: Re: Trolling Report
Post by: Seguin Fisher on July 08, 2018, 07:58:39 am
Salmon came off the 80í line, but I usually get them in all depths from 40í down. Seems they could be anywhere out there, right along shallow shoals and humps or out over 200+í, just gotta cover water till you run into them.
Title: Re: Trolling Report
Post by: paolotca on July 09, 2018, 11:46:19 am
Out in the Sound on Saturday morning, marked a lot of fish between 20 and 50 ft as well as 80 and 130 ft, used everything including my dog, not a bite. I varied depth, lures, colours and speeds and I just couldn't find the combo.  On the flip side, it was a beautiful morning to be out on the water. 
Title: Re: Trolling Report
Post by: Jkhunter on July 09, 2018, 02:29:26 pm
Well that sounds like the last 3 trips I have done......
Title: Re: Trolling Report
Post by: Tomary on July 09, 2018, 03:02:45 pm
Was in the hole again Saturday morning battling rough water and ALOT of cruiser wakes... not to mention a great show from the poker run boats! We hooked up on a good one around 100í and I passed the rod over to one of the kids, great fight until the hook popped about 20ft behind the boat. Iím guessing it was around the 10lb range on a black and green moonshine lure. Kids were pumped even tho it got away... a bit later we got a shaker laker in the boat. So far the rods have been active both times we have gone out so I canít complain. Cheers!


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Title: Re: Trolling Report
Post by: Valley Tackle co on July 11, 2018, 08:14:38 am
Sorry I didnít get back to you jk yes off of OíDonnell point they have been doing well! Heading out this sat or sun wind permitting to the hole anyone beennout ?
Title: Re: Trolling Report
Post by: FISHMASTER on July 11, 2018, 07:34:48 pm
Went to the hole this morning. Had 1 knock off early then lost one after 10 minute battle(lots of fun)then the cruise ship went through and everything slowed down. Tried Methodist (no luck) then between Christian and Beckwith and lost another at the north end of Beckwith. Skunked again. Better luck is on the way.
Title: Re: Trolling Report
Post by: Tomary on July 11, 2018, 10:09:13 pm
Had a great night in the hole this evening... went 1-4 with the one landed being 11lbs and the 3 lost fish occurring right near the boat but all very decent in size. Iím buying new lures and new hooks tomorrow...
The landed fish already had eggs fully formed which in my mind would be early, no?
Cruise ship went by as well but didnít seem to affect the markings, once I found the fish and bait they seemed to stay very much on the same track.


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Title: Re: Trolling Report
Post by: Tomary on July 11, 2018, 10:11:24 pm
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Title: Re: Trolling Report
Post by: Valley Tackle co on July 12, 2018, 09:34:27 pm
Fished the hole tonight marked some good bait most Iíve seen in a while ... lost one fish and my best spoon .... pays to use good swivels. Felt like decent fish hooked up right at 8:30 be out say morn until the weekend warriors decide to plow thier way up the shore haha
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Post by: Jkhunter on July 12, 2018, 10:37:24 pm
Sounds like you guys having more action your side then us down here in collingwood area.....

Where is the hole exactly..... think I need to take the run and try get a fish in the boat....

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Post by: Glen on July 13, 2018, 01:52:03 pm
I just joined the Board.  I fish out of 12 mile bay. Tried for Salmon for first time.  Had a friend to give a few pointers on using down riggers and trolling for trout.  We fished 12 mile bay area and landed two over ten lbs.  Beginners luck!  Usually fish for bass and pike.
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Post by: Valley Tackle co on July 13, 2018, 06:51:59 pm
12 mile is awsome fishery.... good job on the salmon thatís awsome did you mark any bait ?
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Post by: Glen on July 14, 2018, 06:38:33 am
The bate was scattered, no big balls.  Saw most of it when we were fishing around 110 ft mark.  We marked salmon 70 feet and deeper.  Good luck finding them!
Title: Re: Trolling Report
Post by: Krawler on July 14, 2018, 10:37:49 am
Quick troll last evening. Went out for an hour with the gf before dark. 2/2 double header, both 10-12 lb salmon.  Dark fish, ready for the rivers.
Finally some nice temps 60/100. Hotfish spoons.
I'm out now, dead zone 0/1 in the Gap, going in for Breakfast
Title: Re: Trolling Report
Post by: Jkhunter on July 14, 2018, 12:38:33 pm
If I travel from Collingwood towards Christian what is the spot to fish.... Must I travel through the gap or must I fish the out side ... is it worth trolling up the length or must I run past the point

Jk
Title: Re: Trolling Report
Post by: Krawler on July 14, 2018, 01:58:59 pm
Anywhere along the west side of Christian and south in to Nottawasaga Bay is a good troll. Has always been a good place to fish. You can go between the islands as well but no need.
Lots to explore but easiest access point for you would be the west side of Christian and just troll along it.
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Post by: Jkhunter on July 14, 2018, 06:11:59 pm
Thank you for the info..... will try tomorrow.... not going home till I finally get a fish on the rigged....

Reg

Jk
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Post by: Tomary on July 14, 2018, 06:26:47 pm
Out in the hole for a sunset cruise and lines down. 3 other boats out here as well... one knock off so far and we are marking decent.
Good luck
Cheers


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Title: Re: Trolling Report
Post by: Jkhunter on July 14, 2018, 06:51:01 pm
Is the hole the deep spot out side penatang...

I would that be a better bet that the out side of christian for the morning .....

Sorry for the all the questions we don't fish like this back home

Reg

Jk
Title: Re: Trolling Report
Post by: Tomary on July 14, 2018, 06:53:23 pm
No worries on the questions!

Yes itís the deep spot in the triangle between Beausoleil, giant tomb and sawlog bay point.


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Title: Re: Trolling Report
Post by: FISHMASTER on July 14, 2018, 07:05:19 pm
Was in the hole early this morning for 3 hours. Finally put a salmon in the boat. 1 for 2 this morning, about 8 lbs.
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Post by: Valley Tackle co on July 14, 2018, 10:31:35 pm
Fished the hole tonight 1/1 nice hen no eggs in her blue and silver has been working this year has anyone else had luck on that ? Iím running three pro troll flashers blue green and yellow 6 foot lead and 100 foot behind balls heading back out in morn for silver and heading out to the shoals for bronze seen a few fish cought tonight lots of bait ...
Title: Re: Trolling Report
Post by: Tomary on July 14, 2018, 11:26:00 pm
I was in the hole tonight as well and went 2 for 3. My boat was the white Limestone with the hard top.
We ran 2 riggers and one dipsy.
Several boats out there tonight.... was a nice calm night.

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Title: Re: Trolling Report
Post by: Mrbeee on July 15, 2018, 08:30:03 am
Nice
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Post by: Grandpa Jim on July 15, 2018, 09:46:54 am
Well done! It's great to see how healthy and chunky the salmon are this year. Has to be a sign of improvements in the forage base. The warden and I snuck away for three days (Thursday through Saturday) with me promising we wouldn't spend too much time fishing! We were planning on heading north but the first mate relented when I casually mentioned we were going through a likely spot shortly after pulling out from Lost Bay late Friday morning. We lucked into a very feisty salmon shortly after we set up so that abruptly finished our trolling venture. We thoroughly enjoyed a very fresh fillet for Friday's supper in a bay off the north end of Bone Island. In the very near future I hope to get out with an old fishing buddy and fish the early morning and late evening prime times. Hopefully things just get better as summer progresses.
Title: Re: Trolling Report
Post by: Valley Tackle co on July 15, 2018, 08:00:53 pm
Fished this morn 8:30 had a screamer on rigger 90 down fought hard took one good run at boat and got Slack lost him set rods 5 min later another hit rod bouncing but missed fish .... fished bass all afternoon managed 10 nice small mouth catch and release of course and some nice 2-1/2-3 lbers
Title: Re: Trolling Report
Post by: Jkhunter on July 16, 2018, 12:55:15 pm
Nice was that in the hole as well.....
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Post by: paolotca on July 16, 2018, 01:00:54 pm
I was in the hole tonight as well and went 2 for 3. My boat was the white Limestone with the hard top.
We ran 2 riggers and one dipsy.
Several boats out there tonight.... was a nice calm night.


Nice fish, what were you guys using?
Title: Re: Trolling Report
Post by: Krawler on July 16, 2018, 02:00:56 pm
Too many outings to post daily reports. But we are getting 2-3 fish each outing. Every outing is different sometimes the fish like a fast troll, sometimes slow. We can't get any fish on Mag spoons only 28 size. Average size is around 8lbs but pulled out a 14-15 lb fish this morning on a fast troll, lost a screamer last night 20ft behind the boat. Some bigger fish being reported and confirmed. Friend got a 20.5lber on Sunday. Hope to be back out later today.

Title: Re: Trolling Report
Post by: Myles on July 16, 2018, 07:52:30 pm
Has anyone had luck on the collingwood side or mostly out by the islands? I still havent been able to get my first salmon just a bunch of lake trout. I haven't given up yet though hopefully ill figure it out soon. Congrats on all the fish so far and good luck to everyone
Title: Re: Trolling Report
Post by: Tomary on July 16, 2018, 08:24:21 pm
Iím running anywhere between 2.0 and 3.0 Mph. I changed to 12lb cannons this year and Iím seeing a huge difference with the angle and maintaining depth. I swear by the moonshine spoons... I rarely run anything different and nothing more that 20ft leads off the clip. Iím sure others have there go too as well but itís hard to change whatís working.


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Title: Re: Trolling Report
Post by: Krawler on July 18, 2018, 10:10:00 pm
Amazing fishing today!  Headed out at 7am found cool water from yesterday's big blow, even found a good scum line. Surface temps dropped by 10 degrees.  Threw out 5 color leadcore and rigger at 40. We hit 2 bows on the leadcore on a monkey puke NK, took a laker on the rigger and lost a screamer assuming a salmon.
Back out at 6pm water warmed up a bit instantly hit a bow on the cheater down 55, released it as I got my limit in the morning.  Then a small salmon.  This followed by 3 good screamers landed 2 12lb salmon and lost a bigger one at the boat never saw it as it stayed deep the entire way and hooked popped out 20ft below the boat, took a laker just before sunset.  Moonshine spoons and Meegs took the salmon. 
Things are looking good for the morning troll.  Hopefully duplicate the same results from today. 
Title: Re: Trolling Report
Post by: Valley Tackle co on July 19, 2018, 08:16:14 am
Thatís a good day fishing weíre you in blue zone ?
Title: Re: Trolling Report
Post by: Krawler on July 19, 2018, 11:33:32 am
All fish were caught in less than 100fow.
Different story this morning. Warm water we moved in bows left the scene, bait came in and salmon were around but not in any numbers. Managed a laker and 13lb salmon. Another screamer. These fish are fighting hard this year.
Moonshine at 6am took the salmon. The Bay looks perfect for an afternoon troll, good luck if you get out.
Title: Re: Trolling Report
Post by: Valley Tackle co on July 19, 2018, 02:21:38 pm
Good to hear sounds like a decent morning we will be out tonight itís flat for shure
Title: Re: Trolling Report
Post by: Tomary on July 19, 2018, 06:37:41 pm
Anyone out in the hole this eve??  I see 7 boats out here


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Title: Re: Trolling Report
Post by: Valley Tackle co on July 19, 2018, 06:44:00 pm
Iím out here red tracker two cannons
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Post by: Tomary on July 19, 2018, 06:45:31 pm
Ok Iím out on my buddyís boat that just passed you. White edge water


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Title: Re: Trolling Report
Post by: Valley Tackle co on July 19, 2018, 07:20:49 pm
Right on nice boat !!
Title: Re: Trolling Report
Post by: flyingfinn on July 20, 2018, 12:42:52 pm
Hit the bay pretty late in the evening but managed to go 3 for 5 salmon. Largest was 14lbs and put up a memorable show of resistance. Lots of bait and lots of fish marked. Spoon bite at higher speeds. Was a beautiful evening! Hope to get out a few more times this summer!
Title: Re: Trolling Report
Post by: Valley Tackle co on July 20, 2018, 09:14:21 pm
Where were you fishing ?
Title: Re: Trolling Report
Post by: Krawler on July 20, 2018, 10:00:25 pm
Big SE winds this evening. Headed for sheltered waters. Lots of cold water, high thermocline. Chose to run Hotfish spoons, slowed down the troll, long leads, couple of good knockoffs. Nothing for the next hour then deep rod goes off with a screamer, landed a nice 12lb hen, switched up to glow spoons and hit 2 more same size. Winds switched to the east so I headed home.
Pretty good night with the strong winds.
Hopefully out tomorrow.
Title: Re: Trolling Report
Post by: Valley Tackle co on July 21, 2018, 05:25:11 am
Sounds like a few fish being cought again.. up this morning at five on the road to hornepayne for a fly in trip hope the good reports are still coming when Iím home I will deff be back out
Title: Re: Trolling Report
Post by: buck on July 21, 2018, 06:31:13 am
still fishless in "the hole".....watching other boats and not too many rods going off

saw only one taken the other night....might be leaving too early?

might have to try Methodist......seems early for the hole anyway on normal years

and where is the thermocline?.....missing my temp gauge

too windy and too many terrorists today

hope springs eternal and my grandfather told me that is why they call it "fishing" not "catching"

is the frustration showing a little?
Title: Re: Trolling Report
Post by: Valley Tackle co on July 21, 2018, 08:17:13 am
We were doing very well in the hole in that hot spell we had then kinda died off but Iím thinking Methodist as well
Title: Re: Trolling Report
Post by: dagoat_1 on July 21, 2018, 09:31:00 am
You guys talking "Methodist" out from Vic' Harbour?  Fish walleye around there but never thought Salmon?
Title: Re: Trolling Report
Post by: Canuck on July 21, 2018, 11:30:56 pm
You guys talking "Methodist" out from Vic' Harbour?  Fish walleye around there but never thought Salmon?
Methodist point off Awenda Park and Thunder Beach
Title: Re: Trolling Report
Post by: dagoat_1 on July 22, 2018, 01:09:08 pm
Thanks for the confirmation.
Title: Re: Trolling Report
Post by: Canuck on July 22, 2018, 03:09:09 pm
Went out this AM. Tried the hole. Didn't stay long.  Hard to say but may have marked a few salmon.  Lots bottom "clutter"on the west side.  Moved on to SW of GIant's Tomb and off methodist.  Marked a few lakers and a couple likley salmon high in the water.  Thermocline at about 70ft where it drops to below 50 degrees.  Had one on the cheater, but was off before I could get the slack up.  Likely a salmon. 
Title: Re: Trolling Report
Post by: buck on July 22, 2018, 07:22:34 pm
i think the rain will cause new fish to move into the hole......i used to fish Ontario a lot....off the Credit....all the talk then(on the CB) was that a rain sends water from the river into the lake....and this attracts the fish and they move into the river area/mouth to stage

good story anyway....reason to be positive....i will be there tomorrow....at least for a while before i run out to Methodist
Title: Re: Trolling Report
Post by: Krawler on July 22, 2018, 11:38:32 pm
Stay away from the staging area for now. Too few fish to spend any time there. Sure there are some early stagers and stragglers just passing through but majority are not there yet. That being said we usually wait for the first full moon in August before the fish really start to stage. I fish rivermouths on Lake Ontario more so because it presents a different variable in fishing conditions and structure on the lake. I'm on Lake Ontario all this week, hopefully put a big fish on the GOSD board.
Side note I was out Saturday on 2 short outings and went 1/4
Winds pushed the thermocline down leaving more of the water column to target.
Good luck this week on Gbay.
Title: Re: Trolling Report
Post by: buck on July 23, 2018, 03:11:49 pm
thx for the info Krawler.....much appreciated
Title: Re: Trolling Report
Post by: Myles on July 26, 2018, 08:20:29 am
Heading out tomorrow morning from collingwood for another shot at my first salmon. Anyone have some last minute advice? I will let you know how it goes. Good luck to anyone else going out this weekend
Title: Re: Trolling Report
Post by: Krawler on July 28, 2018, 09:26:25 am
Any reports from this week?

Spent the week on Lake O chasing Kings. Lots of action nothing big enough to make the board.

Will be on Gbay all this week.

Also if anyone is interested, AC Marina derby is on Aug 4, 7am-3pm
I believe $40 per person
In years past pot is split between top 2-3 heaviest salmon and top 1-2 rainbows, no lakers. , I could be wrong but prize structure is something like this.
Free BBQ and fish fry at weigh in. 



Title: Re: Trolling Report
Post by: Myles on July 28, 2018, 10:59:52 am
Went out yesterday morning. Took a while but finally got my first salmon and followed it up with a nice rainbow as well. Thanks to everyone for their advice and tips. It was so much fun they definitly put up more of a fight then the lake trout. Cant wait to get back out. Good luck out there
Title: Re: Trolling Report
Post by: Tomary on July 28, 2018, 08:12:54 pm
Been on the Tomb all weekend at the cottage... no riggin, just relaxing. We did see a search and rescue event of some sort this afternoon. Helicopter hovering very close to water from along mainland awenda, westward to Beausoleil. Hopefully nothing to serious and everyone is ok.


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Title: Re: Trolling Report
Post by: Tomary on July 28, 2018, 08:13:46 pm
Correction... Eastward to Beausoleil


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Title: Re: Trolling Report
Post by: dagoat_1 on July 30, 2018, 06:47:12 pm
July 29th report -
Took a mid afternoon troll in front of Awenda setup at 3pm, 15min in 3 rainbows within 45min then 2 knockoffs.  Kept one for the smoker about 5lbs.  Trying out a new boat, 23' Sylvan Offshore I picked up for cheep and must say I like it for trolling.  Figured out we need to keep the booms on the Scotty's all the way out as I'm used to a 10' beam.  Around 630 had something nice on and managed to get rigger line in the prop.  Wrapped around before we had a chance to kill the engine.  Had to remove prop, clean line but damaged the first oil seal in the lower.  Spent today changing that and fine tuning a few other things so hope to be back out soon.  Funny we after lakers with lines at about 90' down but only Raindows.  Never caught them deep, usually on a cheater of dipsy but not complaining.  Only saw one other boat trolling the area, a Legend?
Hope you guys are having fun out there as well!
Title: Re: Trolling Report
Post by: Valley Tackle co on July 30, 2018, 07:02:46 pm
I think we seen you were in a red tracker we have had one fish on and lost 70 down
Title: Re: Trolling Report
Post by: dagoat_1 on July 30, 2018, 10:33:16 pm
Yeah you had a bimini right?  we started fishing the 100' ridge just south of you as found some shoals there that seem to hold bait but we didn't mark much this time.  Still looking for spots.  Only our second year trolling the Bay but fished here all my life.  Were on the radio so if you see us hail us out, always willing to give a report.
Title: Re: Trolling Report
Post by: Valley Tackle co on July 31, 2018, 08:32:19 am
No Bimini On my boat Iím in a red tracker with two cannons on the back... friend of mine went 5/5 Sunday morning nothing big 4-8 lbs good eaters
Title: Re: Trolling Report
Post by: Krawler on July 31, 2018, 08:53:58 am
Did a blue zone run yesterday.  Half way to Owen Sound. 0/1. Was frustrating because I marked a lot of good fish down 50-60 and 80 over 260-300ft
Took a good rip on 5 color lead.
Saw some bows surfacing too.
I do much better out there in mid spring. Firm believer it's an untapped fishery out there but it's a lot of water to cover and a long haul from home.
Did a few other trolls morning and evenings. Marking steady just not a lot of action. Usually 1-2 fish per trip. No real size.
Title: Re: Trolling Report
Post by: Tomary on July 31, 2018, 07:54:25 pm
Finally got out after a 2 week layoff. Went to awenda for a troll and landed a decent one.


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Title: Re: Trolling Report
Post by: Krawler on August 01, 2018, 11:43:03 am
2 outing yesterday am and pm.  Tough fishing, marked fish all morning but not hitting, finally at 10am hit 3 fish in 30 min, lost a screamer the other 2 around 10 lbs, 2 fish came on flasher and meat and the other a small NK. evening fish was tougher, marked just as many fish as the morning but only managed 4 shaker lakers and salmon.
This morning did a quick troll for 45 min before SE winds blew in. Hit a nice 15lb salmon on a Meegs blue and white spoon. Raining now, hoping to try for Pike and musky this afternoon.
Title: Re: Trolling Report
Post by: Jkhunter on August 01, 2018, 01:17:50 pm
Good fishing Krawler your freezer must be full....

Which area were you fishing.....

Reg

Jk
Title: Re: Trolling Report
Post by: Valley Tackle co on August 01, 2018, 02:19:46 pm
Friends of mine were out last night and got two nice rainbow and two. Nice salmon in shallow I mean really shallow 50 foot mark 30 down
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Post by: Tomary on August 01, 2018, 02:53:46 pm
Thatís interesting cause we got one of ours last night when pulling up the lines.... it hit prob around the 40-50 ft Mark my guess. I was marking things shallow as well and I thru a top line plug, but no hits on that.
Been a fun year so far... Iíve been able to have a lot of guests on the boat and onto a good fish.


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Title: Re: Trolling Report
Post by: Krawler on August 01, 2018, 02:54:35 pm
Wow that is shallow but is possible. Noticing the salmon are coming out of warmer water these days.

JK ... I fish Christian, beckwith, thunder beach, Methodist and wasaga. Changes daily based on winds but have easy access to all location from my home port.
Title: Re: Trolling Report
Post by: Krawler on August 01, 2018, 09:53:31 pm
No Pike  or musky today decided to troll for salmon for an hour before heading in and boy those salmon were hungry. 3/6 with a fat bow in the mix which lived to see another day.  Tried some Pesca spoons tonight, West coast spoon but looks like a moonshine blank, took the bow and one salmon. The others came off NK's and Meegs.
Title: Re: Trolling Report
Post by: Jkhunter on August 02, 2018, 05:47:40 am
Krawler..... next year summer when I'm back in Canada....you gonna have to take me out for a days fishing to teach me some tricks of the trade......

Will have to spend some more time up north to get a hang of this rigging game...

Jk

Title: Re: Trolling Report
Post by: grampa on August 02, 2018, 06:35:52 pm
hey krawler im planning on going to the ac marina derby on sat never fished that area before any advice would be apreciated seems you know your way around thanks dan
Title: Re: Trolling Report
Post by: Krawler on August 02, 2018, 07:53:01 pm
It's a derby, can't tell you much hahaha. But find 100 fow and troll away.  Popular place is right in front of marina and troll NW. Can't go wrong in this area.
Fished for a half hour, 1/1 at noon today, nice 10lb salmon.  Then on  the retrieve it happened!! snap goes my rigger cable for no reason, Probe and 16lb torpedo gone. I check for kinks regularly so I don't get it. Switching to braid on my rigger so hopefully I stop losing gear.
Then noticed a problem with my outboard. No parts anywhere in central Ontario. Might have one coming from Toronto tomorrow. If not I'll be limping in the derby on my kicker lol.


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Post by: Tomary on August 02, 2018, 08:39:01 pm
That sucks!!!! But I went back to stainless this year and got rid of my braid cause I lost 3 last year with braid!
16 lb!!! Wow.... I went up to 12 this year


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Title: Re: Trolling Report
Post by: Krawler on August 02, 2018, 10:08:04 pm
Oh man, sounds like I'm screwed either way. Too much wear on my gear, I fish too much. should do more maintenance I guess.
Title: Re: Trolling Report
Post by: Valley Tackle co on August 03, 2018, 06:44:58 am
Has any one ever tried a stick bait that looks like a smelt ? Live target ?
Title: Re: Trolling Report
Post by: grampa on August 03, 2018, 07:35:38 am
this seems to be the year of motor trouble i know 3 people including myself who have had trouble i was broke down this spring on severn sound  we lost a nice salmon at the boat two weeks ago that bit a stick bait it works but im no expert hope the motor thing works out for you thanks
Title: Re: Trolling Report
Post by: Grandpa Jim on August 03, 2018, 07:37:59 am
Hey Krawler,
                    This may be totally off-base but I'm wondering if your break-off problems with your rigger cables might be related to your Scotties. When I'm out with my son on his boat, I'm always amazed by the speed with which his riggers bring up a heavy ball. When the auto-stop triggers there is often a noticeable slack in the cable for a very brief second followed by a bounce as the weight settles. I'm wondering if a kink might be possible due to the dramatic change in ball speed allowing for some momentary twisting in the cable?? He has lost two sharks and was advised to go to the Scotty snubber which may cushion the "sudden stop/drop" situation. No problems since.
I don't have to worry about this on my boat with 1989 Big Jon riggers that very slowly but surely retrieve the cannon-balls.
Title: Re: Trolling Report
Post by: Krawler on August 03, 2018, 07:16:21 pm
No jim I have the snubbers and all the gear. Hard to trust autostop now lol.
Title: Re: Trolling Report
Post by: dagoat_1 on August 04, 2018, 09:52:37 pm
Beautiful morning in front of Awenda.  3 on board today and we went 4 for 6.  3 small Lakers and a nice 5lb Rainbow made it home.  Tons of boat traffic out there may just take tomorrow off as maintenance day.
Lost an alternator belt.  Good thing I brought the parts/toolbox from my other boat and found a belt.  bit longer and maxed out on the mounts but got us through the day.  Hopefully this is the last misadventure with this boat.
Liking it more and more as we go out that the 26' Sportfisherman may just end up for sale.
Title: Re: Trolling Report
Post by: Canuck on August 05, 2018, 08:27:07 am
I think I am getting impatient as I age.  Went out yesterday AM with my son.  Trollled the hole a bit, then off Awenda/Methodist and by the gree can. Marked very little other than what are probably bows up high the odd time.  Gave up early and hit a shoal for some bass.  Had some great fun pulling in beauty small mouth on the shoal.  Deep cranks and drop shot.  Biggest was about 5 lbs.  Smallest about 2.
Title: Re: Trolling Report
Post by: Tomary on August 05, 2018, 08:35:13 am
We are out this morning, in front of awenda and just got a shaker laker. First morning fish of the year, Iím usually an evening troll.
Good experience for my buddyís 10 yr old son to real in his first fish.
Good luck to those in the hole this morn! Lots out there


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Title: Re: Trolling Report
Post by: Krawler on August 05, 2018, 11:56:23 am
Fished the AC derby on saturday, gf backed out so I went solo. Fiahed all week in different spots but found one area that had consistent marks on the screen and fish were active every time I went there. So first thing I ran to that spot and took 5 shots, landed 3 salmon 6 and 15lbs and a shaker, lost 2, one was a monster bow. The other was a screamer that stayed deep.  After a while the bite shut down so ran to second spot and hit 2 fish and lost them. frustrated I changed the hooks but didn't take a decent shot on the rigger for the rest of the day.   My 3rd location didn't produce any fish.
Caught all my fish on meat in warmer water, noticing more so the salmon are coming out of water in the high 50's low 60's degrees.
Lots of fish caught by other anglers, although lake trout were the predominant fish caught. Winning fish was said to be 17 but I think it was bigger, scale was off. My fish took 2nd good for $300.  Wining fish got $500 plus a beautiful custom fire pit from lafonatine welding.
BBQ, draw prizes after the derby was and is always entertaining.



Title: Re: Trolling Report
Post by: dagoat_1 on August 05, 2018, 09:41:08 pm
Congrats Krawler!
You seem to have them dialed in this year.
Title: Re: Trolling Report
Post by: Grandpa Jim on August 06, 2018, 09:02:12 am
Hey Krawler,
                   Congratulations on your finish in the AC derby. That is really quite impressive when you were restricted to running a single rod. You have convinced me to break out the flasher box and give the cut bait a decent try.
                    Great to hear that a good number of fish were caught. Was the winning fish taken by one of the regular AC gang??
Title: Re: Trolling Report
Post by: Krawler on August 06, 2018, 10:14:05 am
Yes a local marina angler caught the big fish.  I thought the one rod would totally hinder my chances but I have my techniques dialed in so my confidence is high. 

Flashers have been good, subtle colors. 

Fishing warm water all summer. 

Title: Re: Trolling Report
Post by: buck on August 06, 2018, 10:55:13 am
shallow water salmon

week or so i read a reply about salmon 30/50 off Awenda

this am.....in 50 feet got one on the slider(Meegs spotted purple)....nice bright fish

figured freakish fish at 20 feet?....then had another same lure, same area, same size, 10 minutes later

explain that one.....but i had marked fish....never thought they were salmon

anyway my bride is happy.....live to fish again
Title: Re: Trolling Report
Post by: Valley Tackle co on August 06, 2018, 12:29:44 pm
Fish have been very shallow but I geuss if thatís where the bait is they will be there I also seen a massive flock of gulls and comorants hammering what I think must have been a massive bait ball I pulled right up in the middle of it all and they didnít want to leave they kept diving all under my boat and I was marking a massive cloud of somthing maybe shiners ? Smelts ? Lots of food this year and that was also very shallow
Title: Re: Trolling Report
Post by: nauti-too on August 06, 2018, 02:55:17 pm
Hey Krawler,
                   Congratulations on your finish in the AC derby. That is really quite impressive when you were restricted to running a single rod. You have convinced me to break out the flasher box and give the cut bait a decent try.
                    Great to hear that a good number of fish were caught. Was the winning fish taken by one of the regular AC gang??

Jim, the winning fish was caught aboard John Cowans former Searay HT. The new owner gave it a major overhaul and has been back in the marina since last summer. That boat is still a fish catching machine.... ;D
As for our team in the derby, all we could muster were laketrout.... Never seen so many of the buggers.
Cheers...Jake
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Post by: grampa on August 06, 2018, 08:38:47 pm
not ever fishing that side before we entered the derby flying blind krawler was good enough to offer some advice without giving up too much we caught one small salmon around 5 pounds and a number of lake trout a good day on the water hope to get out over there again congrats krawler i guess you got your motor issues resolved
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Post by: Krawler on August 06, 2018, 09:35:23 pm
Yeah boat, motor and gear running solid again.
Did an evening troll with a friend today. Decided to look for bait instead of temps, although we still ran the Probe for down speed. We found bait in 60fow, set lines at 55 and 45. 55 was 68 degrees and 45 was 70.
We hit a fish on the 45 on a blue emerald Meegs, my go to on a cloudy day. Good fighting fish, lots of runs, 15lb silver salmon. Half hour later same rod goes off on the Meegs again, another good fight 12lb silver salmon. Switched to a black and purple Meegs on the deeper rod and it fires another nice fighter, 12lbs.
Decided to call it after that as that's a lot of fish to clean.
We marked a lot of bait this evening but interesting thing was these fish were completely empty, no bait but they were all silver so not yet staging fish. 
Off to Lake Ontario for the next week. Hopefully I find that 35lber Lurking out there and win me a new 4runner!
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Post by: paolotca on August 07, 2018, 09:54:21 am
Wow Krawler that is amazing and congrats.

I am still hunting that first salmon but I'm fishing up by Parry Sound.  I actually hit 10 lakers (all between 22" and 34") this weekend at around 75 fow (went 10 for 11, as opposed to my usual 0 for 0).  Marked a few large ones at around 50 to 60' fow water so based on the comments above, maybe those were salmon so I will fish a little shallower come this weekend.  9 of the lakers were caught on a Dreamweaver (DW) spoon (colour: super glow green easter egg), and then I decided to try a new spoon that my kids gave me, and it was hit within 10 minutes of setting it up and it was DW also (colour: toxic toad), I packed up and went home right after that.

 
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Post by: buck on August 07, 2018, 06:51:54 pm
my shallow fish were empty as well

and both males....my norm seems to be hens

never have seen any with meat as RED....wonderful

amazing to me they hit so close to the boat....might try a Dipsey next time out
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Post by: Dubya_TJ on August 09, 2018, 07:01:12 am
Great night on the bay yesterday!

Headed to Collingwood out of Thornbury with lines wet at 6.  Went 5/5 with the shakers between 6 and 8pm. 3 at 55 over 75 FOW on an Orange Tuxedo Michigan Stinger, 1 at same depth on an Orange Moonshine, and one on a Michigan Stinger Purple Demon off the cheater around 30 over 85 FOW.  All fish were between 8-13 lbs at 2.2-2.7 mph.  Plus a bonus laker.

Havenít been out since June and Iím pretty happy with the wait.

Tight lines!

Andrew
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Post by: Meegs on August 09, 2018, 11:10:35 am
We were out last night aswell in the same area, did very well! 4/5 I  afew hours with nothing  under 10lbs.  16.. 17 was the biggest.  3 on my plugs and 2 on my spoons.   Salmon on the bbq tonight!
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Post by: Valley Tackle co on August 09, 2018, 10:27:28 pm
Out tonight Methodist and the tomb with 0/1 packed up run to the hole also went 0/1 end of night as pulling lines found a 12 inch laker dead on my spoon so heís on the bbq tomorow ...... perty pethedic fishing latly hope to be out in morning again
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Post by: Valley Tackle co on August 10, 2018, 01:36:17 pm
Out thismorn went 0-4 was not a happy camper most fish hit sliders at about 30-40 feet almost like they are hitting short rods would bounce like crazy then gone anyone else expericing this ?
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Post by: buck on August 10, 2018, 06:16:23 pm
i only fish the hole and Methodist

have taken a couple of nice salmon very shallow....east of awenda in 50 to 60 '

but not marking anything much deeper then 60 feet?

have not seen much in the hole either

frustrating to say the least
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Post by: dagoat_1 on August 11, 2018, 04:41:40 pm
Started late aroung 9am east of Awenda.  One salmon under 10lbs 85' over 120' then nothing.  Around noon one small shaker had to keep as hook got his gills.  then nothing, home by 3pm.  Like said most bait found in under 90' of water.  Marked lots of fish up high in 120 plus.  they would fly down to the rigger set at 60 but no hits.  thought they were kamikaze rainbows but I figure at least one would hit.  Going out tomorrow.  Quite a few boats trolling Awenda today.
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Post by: Grandpa Jim on August 11, 2018, 08:55:26 pm
The warden and I were one of the boats off Awenda this afternoon. Mid day is generally a struggle and to-day was no different. We decided to call it a day not long after lines had been set only to discover the port engine wouldn't run. We limped home to Hindsons Marina on one engine. Hopefully the service gang can take a look on Monday and figure out what is wrong. Fingers crossed it's nothing major.
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Post by: dagoat_1 on August 11, 2018, 11:03:56 pm
Grampa Jim, was that you in the "TALISMAN" ?
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Post by: Grandpa Jim on August 12, 2018, 05:21:25 am
Yes - my boat is the Talisman. I hope you weren't the boat inside us when Grandma Jen was on the wheel when I was setting lines ;D :-[.
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Post by: Tomary on August 12, 2018, 07:36:03 pm
Spent the weekend on the tomb at the cottage... took the evening on Friday for a sunset cruise with the missís in the hole. Pretty quiet but mark a few. That would be the end of the rigging for my weekend, i ended up bass fishing around the fingers and landed 5 for a nice tasty lunch on Saturday. Had a casualty to my riggin gear tho.... lost my nice brand new net out there. If anyone finds a nice shiny new yellow salmon net.... either enjoy it or let me know LOL


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Title: Re: Trolling Report
Post by: paolotca on August 13, 2018, 11:12:30 am
Went out saturday morning, had one of the strangest mornings.  Went 0 for 5.  3 of the them I got close to the boat and saw that they were hooked on side of mouth as if they missed the lure when they hit it, the 4th one surfaced about 40 ft from the boat and spun and danced on the water and then became unhooked and the 5th one, my son tried to lift out of the water and fell off the hook (it was maybe a pound or two).

I went out that night and had 2 knock offs but did land one 12 lb laker. so not a complete loss.

Interestingly enough, all of the fish hit that same dreamweaver lure, my moonshine and stingray were skunked.
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Post by: Valley Tackle co on August 13, 2018, 12:53:56 pm
Very similar morning I had Friday went 0-4 with lots of short bites were all the  small ? Seems like the little guys are hitting short. Iíve had good luck on dream weaver as well this year blue and silver has been doing the job. What about you ?
Title: Re: Trolling Report
Post by: paolotca on August 13, 2018, 01:02:04 pm
Very similar morning I had Friday went 0-4 with lots of short bites were all the  small ? Seems like the little guys are hitting short. Iíve had good luck on dream weaver as well this year blue and silver has been doing the job. What about you ?

90% of all my lakers this year have been on the Dreamweaver Super Glow Green Easter egg
(https://www.dreamweaverlures.com/products/spoons/dw/dw1913 (https://www.dreamweaverlures.com/products/spoons/dw/dw1913)
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Post by: Wilbur007 on August 13, 2018, 09:05:49 pm
90% of all my lakers this year have been on the Dreamweaver Super Glow Green Easter egg
(https://www.dreamweaverlures.com/products/spoons/dw/dw1913 (https://www.dreamweaverlures.com/products/spoons/dw/dw1913)

paolotca:  Where have you found Dreamweaver spoons in Canada?  Or, do you buy them on-line from Dreamweaver?
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Post by: paolotca on August 14, 2018, 07:10:48 am
Picked up the DWís at Sail.
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Post by: Wilbur007 on August 14, 2018, 10:33:22 am
Thanks.
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Post by: Dubya_TJ on August 16, 2018, 12:39:27 pm
I ventured over to Christian Island for a 2 day adventure with my daughters and met up with my parents who were on the cruising boat.  Decided to bring the gear with us at the last minute.

Fished with great success for Rainbows in 40 over 45-80 FOW off the wall on the south tip of Christian by the lighthouse.  All fish were in the 4-9 lb range and most were caught on a purple Luhr Jensen Coyote spoon.  Found 2 rogue salmon ~8lbs while covering some ground between Christian and Beckwith.  Great time had with the kids and even got my mom in her 70's to reel in a fish.

On the way back into Thornbury last night there were a bunch of boats near the mouth of the Beaver.  Have the salmon started to stage?
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Post by: Valley Tackle co on August 17, 2018, 07:51:51 pm
Havenít seen many reports latly goi g out in morning to fight boat traffic and a salmon or two just wondering if anybody has been out ?
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Post by: buck on August 17, 2018, 10:17:18 pm
i have spent time....early mornings at Methodist and in the hole....over the last week or so.....only marking fish early in 60 feet of water...or less....no action there

in deeper water either my finder is wrong or there are very few fish and even less bait

have not seen any fish taken....altho there have been a few boats each day

i'd love to hear some successes...maybe the rain and some wind will change things....water is 78 degrees at the surface

otherwise i guess i need to change the target species or take up golf

does the frustration show?
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Post by: Valley Tackle co on August 18, 2018, 10:38:32 pm
Out this morn around 7:30 first fish at 9 was a 11 pound male with three lamprey marks next was a good hit on bottom rod but no fish. Only fish came on a watermelon moonshine spoon on a slider 40!down over 115
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Post by: dagoat_1 on August 19, 2018, 09:15:24 am
We bounced around yesterday morning as well off Methodist Pt.  2 Salmon and 2 Lakers.  All fish hit between 9:30 and 10:30 then nothing but we marked non stop.  Thought the cannon balls would bonk one or two out for us.  All year have not hooked anything before 9am so will sleep in for rest of the season :)  Wonder bread spoon out fished watermelon 3-1.  and all came off bottom between 80-90 on the riggers in 95-120' of water.  Taking the day off today but will be out there tomorrow.
Anything happening in the hole? 
One fish was pretty dark so they should be staging closer to the mouths.
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Post by: Krawler on August 19, 2018, 09:53:50 am
Went over to Collingwood to fish the Slam this weekend with James Meger.  Big fish Friday was cancelled due to the weather but the prize would carry on to Saturday. We still fished though and it was tough. Couldnít come up with a decent box so we dexided depending on winds Saturday morning we would come across and fish home waters.

SE winds Saturday morning, rough on Collingwoood side but manageable to make the run across. The faster we went the smoother the ride although I was gripping the steering wheel pretty tight and watching out for a rogue wave that would launch us in the air, also running that fast in the dark was pretty awesome and scary!  Half way through the Bay it calmed down enough that we could open her up and made the crossing to the South side of Christian in 24 min.
We set up in tight 60-80 fow and started marking lots of fish but nothing would hit the moonshine spoons. Switched over to Meegs plug and a meat rig and the rods started firing. We had a good box of fish after 2 hours going 5/6. We then ran to cedar point and then to Christian looking for upgrades to our box but only found warm waters, we lost a few but decided to go back to the Gap and double up on 2 nice upgrade salmon. After that the screen went blank and decided to run back across before the winds came up. 
Trolled around Cwood for the last hour but no fish. Ended the day 7/10 with a 44lb box.
At the weigh in we managed to take a very respectable 4th place out of 47
boats. Out of the money but a nice prize pack from GT outdoors.
A very well run event by Rick Baldry at the Happy Hookah, definitely will be going next year.
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Post by: Krawler on August 19, 2018, 09:56:16 am
Also congrats to board member Grampa Jim for taking Big Fish award with 20.17lb Salmon!!
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Post by: Valley Tackle co on August 19, 2018, 10:05:45 am
Krawler what kind of meat rigs you running strips ? Or whole Herron rigs ? Iíve had great days on lake O with meat but limited success here going out this aft to drag a few around
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Post by: Krawler on August 19, 2018, 12:26:17 pm
Rhys Davis heads, 6Ē whole bait, strips, Anxhovies, doesnít matter. Doing well with everything. Pair it with the right board, long lead, donít troll too fast and your set!
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Post by: FISHMASTER on August 20, 2018, 12:11:09 pm
Launched early this morning and put in 4 hours in the hole. Alone in the boat and the rod never moved . Changed lures a few times but no luck. Marked a few fish but the water is very warm. Maybe too early yet for the fish to be staging.
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Post by: Canuck on August 20, 2018, 03:00:36 pm
Launched early this morning and put in 4 hours in the hole. Alone in the boat and the rod never moved . Changed lures a few times but no luck. Marked a few fish but the water is very warm. Maybe too early yet for the fish to be staging.


I was out there with you (the Sea Ray).  Marked a few but nothing biting.  I have a temp/depth Fishhawk.  Temps at 90 ft down are 50 degrees.  Its about 58 at 75.  I think the hot august is delaying them coming in to stage.  Hopefully they are out in the bay fattening up. 
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Post by: Valley Tackle co on August 20, 2018, 07:28:30 pm
I find mid week to be better I think all the boat traffic deff plays a part a big part in the poor fishing we were doing very well in the hole early in the year then now seem to dry up we are getting the odd one but I agree I hope they are getting real fat for us !!! I know they are doing well in 12 mile still .. where those fish spawn I donít know but quite possible they would come down here
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Post by: Krawler on August 23, 2018, 02:27:17 pm
I hear the bay flipped, has anyone been out?
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Post by: Valley Tackle co on August 23, 2018, 07:41:49 pm
Not latly winds been a little too much friend of mine managed one in the hole lastnight just before dark
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Post by: Tomary on August 23, 2018, 08:01:26 pm
Iím out here... rough night
Got a 8lber off methodist


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Title: Re: Trolling Report
Post by: Canuck on August 23, 2018, 08:37:48 pm
Iím out here... rough night
Got a 8lber off methodist


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Was body surfing today off our beach (between 15th and 16th concession)..  NO interest in trying to troll today unfortunately and looks like high winds for most of the next 5 days. 
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Post by: Valley Tackle co on August 23, 2018, 08:50:29 pm
WAs the 8 lber dark ? Or silver ? Trying to get a good judge on spawning fish seems like anything in the 10-14 lb is darkend up thinking of the river but have got a few wich were surprisingly silver
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Post by: Krawler on August 24, 2018, 08:04:13 am
Thatís alright. Lots of places to find calm waters when winds are from the south. Especially staging areas ;)
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Post by: Tomary on August 24, 2018, 08:05:36 am
Still pretty silver... but a hint of colour. Not chrome like mid summer tho.


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Title: Re: Trolling Report
Post by: Cooker105 on August 24, 2018, 12:26:56 pm
Tried to get out of the Notty river.  way too big of water yesterday for my 16.5 ft had to retreat.  Where is "the hole"?
Title: Re: Trolling Report
Post by: Canuck on August 24, 2018, 03:37:17 pm
Tried to get out of the Notty river.  way too big of water yesterday for my 16.5 ft had to retreat.  Where is "the hole"?


Top end of Severn sound between north end of Beausoliel island and the mainland.  Its a staging area for salmon late in the season before they head up the coldwater river to spawn.  Busy spot for cruiser traffic and can be busy this time of year but decent fishing for a few weeks as they stage.
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Post by: Valley Tackle co on August 24, 2018, 06:46:08 pm
Coldwater the hogg sturgeon and the north are all good rivers they run
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Post by: Canuck on August 24, 2018, 10:40:47 pm
Nice evening tonight. Hit the shoal for some bass action. Lots of action. Kept a couple for breakfast.  Then trolled a few hours in the hole. Didnít move a rod.  Marked a few but not many. Nice evening though. Calmer than I expected.
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Post by: Cooker105 on August 25, 2018, 11:39:19 am

Top end of Severn sound between north end of Beausoliel island and the mainland.  Its a staging area for salmon late in the season before they head up the coldwater river to spawn.  Busy spot for cruiser traffic and can be busy this time of year but decent fishing for a few weeks as they stage.

Thanks Canuck,  That's a long run from the notty mouth 
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Post by: paolotca on August 27, 2018, 12:16:23 pm
Back after a 10 vacation up at the cottage. Went out 5 times when the wind wasnt too bad and averaged 5 lakers each outing.  Pulled in a 39" laker, not sure the weight but it was a screamer. All in 80 to 100 fow with spoons set at 75'.  My NK Mag was the champ spoon this week pulling in a majority of the fish.  Interestingly enough it looks very much like that DW spoon that has been doing well for me before.

One major conclusion, there are no salmon in the Sound, or if there are, I am using the wrong setup.   
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Post by: Krawler on August 27, 2018, 11:43:23 pm
Been out 4 times since Friday and all I can say is that the bay is still a hot mess. Temp break is coming 70-110 on the rigger, marking some good fish but they are relatively inactive.  Getting knockoffs or smaller 2nd year class fish for the most part with no matures. Been fishing between the islands seeking shelter from the South winds. Friend was out today 2/6 from 7-3pm with one dark mature nowhere near the typical staging areas.
Frustrating fishing but it usually is this time of year. Hopefully the winds lay down enough for a few more trolls before summer vaca is done.
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Post by: Tomary on August 30, 2018, 05:05:24 pm
Wow lots of boats in the hole this eve. Whoís out here?? Anything?


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Post by: Krawler on September 01, 2018, 07:30:05 am
Curious as well if anything is being caught.
We made it out Thursday evening 3/5, bow, laker and salmon,  played between the islands and got rewarded.  Big winds did not affect the water temps too much and the thrrmocline was only at 55í. Lots of rainbow up high.  Hit 2 fish on 5 colour lead core.  Spoons and meat.

Also made it out Friday morning, 2/4 a nice dark 17lb salmon and a silver 6lber
Found the fish in warm water south of the Gap. 

Hopefully be out next weekend. Good luck if youíre on the water this weekend!
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Post by: Grandpa Jim on September 01, 2018, 10:46:14 am
Water temps vary markedly from one location to another. We had 52 degrees at 97 fow in the hole on Thursday night. Very warm above that. Not sure it really matters a great deal. Our biggest fish came off a slider which was well up in the soupy stuff. I plan on getting out for a few days mid-week if Mother Nature cooperates.
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Post by: Krawler on September 03, 2018, 07:45:26 am
Buddy got an Atlantic between the islands yesterday. Anybody ever catch one on the bay?  Also another friend caught a Walleye off awenda trolling for salmon, on Friday evening.  Wasnít big though.
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Post by: Canuck on September 03, 2018, 07:50:28 am
Buddy got an Atlantic between the islands yesterday. Anybody ever catch one on the bay?  Also another friend caught a Walleye off awenda trolling for salmon, on Friday evening.  Wasnít big though.


Thats neat if its true.  Was he sure it was an Atlantic?  Last year someone caught a musky trolling off Marks Point too. 
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Post by: Krawler on September 03, 2018, 12:16:34 pm
Yes it was confirmed Atlantic
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Post by: Grandpa Jim on September 04, 2018, 06:54:59 am
I caught a decent sized Atlantic off Christian Island a few years ago.  I found out that there is a programme run out of the university situated in Sault Ste Marie Michigan that results in Atlantics being released in the Saint Mary's River. Apparently the salmon hatchery at this university has the facility to raise their Atlantics to a much larger size than those released by government agencies. This results in significantly higher success rates for the released salmon to reach full maturity. It seems likely that the Atlantics from this American University would be more commonly caught in the proximity of their release location but they definitely wander down our way on an infrequent basis.
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Post by: Meegs on September 04, 2018, 08:38:30 pm
I know of at least 11 Atlantic's caught so far this year in the owen sound area.  There not as uncommon as people think!
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Post by: Valley Tackle co on September 04, 2018, 08:52:06 pm
Kinda new to the whole Atlantic salmon I am aware they are here I have never cought one but are you allowed to keep them or is there a catch and release in play ?
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Post by: glen margaret on September 05, 2018, 08:16:02 am

In Georgian Bay, for Atlantic salmon, a holder of a sport fishing tag can keep 1, conservation tag 0.

In the hole yesterday forenoon, I saw 6 other boats. I saw one hook up in the southern area off Gin Islands.
I landed a 10 lb male chinook around 11 am. Ladderback Lyman 90 ft of cable in 115 FOW.
My first this year.
Fishfinder showed large areas where there was tons of crap on the bottom 10 ft. That can't all be fish????
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Post by: Tomary on September 05, 2018, 08:23:53 am
South end of gin islands? Sounds like they are all staging up in groups... how long before they leave is the question??? I was talking to a few people and they said this could be the final week of riggin (potentially)

Cool temps coming in for weekend and lows in single digits

Last year about this time we landed a 8lb walleye in 70fow along Clearwater beach/Champlain rd ridge.


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Post by: FISHMASTER on September 05, 2018, 08:31:28 am
 I also landed a 10 pound male yesterday morning in the hole. Caught on the slider while ball was down 100ft. Also lost a screamer early. Was 1 for 4.
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Post by: Smiath on September 05, 2018, 11:28:59 am
I haven't posted in a while but its been a good season! I was out on the Bay yesterday as well and ended the evening with 3 in the box, lost two at the boat and had two knock offs. Not a great percentage but there was lots of action!
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Post by: Grandpa Jim on September 06, 2018, 07:50:35 am
I slipped out Wednesday around 4:00 p.m. with a couple of buddies for an evening troll in the hole. Took a decent salmon while setting up lines then went hitless for the rest of the evening. Screen was very promising but no takers. We watched the storm rolling in from the south west and decided to pull lines and head back to the marina prior to the lightning show. Only two other boats out fishing in the area.
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Post by: glen margaret on September 06, 2018, 04:05:34 pm
Late Thursday morning 1/2. Seven lb. female, with a pair of fresh 4 in smelt in her. In the Southern end of the hole, 90 ft cable, 110 FOW, Lyman.
The one I missed was much stronger, and was only on for 15 sec, Taking line all the time. Fast.
Any advice for caviar? I've made it before, but can't preserve it.
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Post by: Tomary on September 06, 2018, 05:26:26 pm
Iím out here this evening... we just dropped the lines. We started on south end and had a few good markings. Working out way back up and if nothing we will go back to the south end.


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Post by: Tomary on September 07, 2018, 07:23:36 am
We had a great outing last night. Went 3-4 with 11.5 , 13 & 16lb and one missed that peeled and surfaced and we lost. All on moonshine spoons roughly 110fow with rigger set at 75 & 85. Two of them hit within seconds of each other that provided some exciting chaos. I had to put one rod in the holder while I netted my partners fish and luckily he stayed on to continue the fight and landed it. All 3 males and starting to show colour but still nice pink meat.


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Title: Re: Trolling Report
Post by: Krawler on September 07, 2018, 09:37:48 am
Well done!! Fishing withdrawal is hitting me hard.  Want to get out this weekend but looks like big easterlies.
Iíll guess Iíll be out early goose hunting.
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Post by: Cooker105 on September 07, 2018, 10:42:13 am
Anyone fishing in front of the Notty river?? Any luck?
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Post by: riggersdown on September 07, 2018, 02:08:51 pm
Heading out to the Notty mouth on Sunday AM.  Should be fairly protected from the east winds this weekend.  Will update and let you know.  We are just debating whether to start at 45 feet and move out to 80 or 90 feet of water or start a little deeper.  I am sure they must be stacking up there good.  I stopped in Alliston at the ladder this week and their was not a lot of movement there.  I hope they come in soon as next weekend I am testing some float fishing there in Alliston as I have a camp site booked!!!!

Hopefully someone will have some information before Sunday am!!!
Title: Re: Trolling Report
Post by: FISHMASTER on September 07, 2018, 03:05:12 pm
Nice sunny calm morning in the hole today but slow fishing for us. We were out for 5 hours and did put one 9lbs male in the box from 100ft down in 130 fow and only had 1 other knockoff .
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Post by: glen margaret on September 08, 2018, 12:59:04 pm
Breezy and cool at the hole this morning. 4 or 5 other boats. We had no hits and were chilled enough to call it quits after an hour and a half.
Consolation prize was a golden eagle fishing the shallows off Pinery Pt./Merrygrove. He/She swooped down, took a grab at something, and missed it.
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Post by: riggersdown on September 10, 2018, 10:45:54 am
Well what a windy morning it was out there.  We were on water by 6AM.  and ventured out.  Was thinking East off shore wind may be OK.  We didn't last to long.  Had lines in by 6:15, Two by 6:45 and packed it in and headed to the river to try and get some Walleye.  Well it was nice and calm and a lot warmer and out of the wind.  Fished the river for a couple of hours and picked up 4 Pike.  Anywhere from 2 pounds to 9 pounds.  Was a good morning but unfortunately didn't get much time in for the Salmon as we wished.  The salmon hit Purple and Black NK's and hit them hard!!!!

Here is hoping for a solid rain to fill the river up.  Camping this weekend up in Alliston on the River and was looking forward to doing some float fishing!!!

Best of Luck to all this week and hope you are safe on the water!!!!
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Post by: riggersdown on September 11, 2018, 02:37:53 pm
well what a surprise that was this AM!!!!!
Was thinking after Sunday East wind that switched to the North would turn the water over some but not to what we came to realize this AM.  We have officially turned the chapter on the 2018 Summer Salmon Fish. 

Went out this morning off the mouth of the Nottawasaga, and wow, the water had dropped 17 degrees from Sunday morning.  With the north wind and the waves comming in good I am sure yesterday front pushed a lot of fish into the river.  As we were passing through the river we saw fish being caught.  The guys said they had a decent morning throwing Cleo's into the mouth spin casting.

This hopefully means it is coming into steelhead fall fishing.  Time to get the float rods out in a little while and some fun flat lining between Collingwood and Wasaga Beach, also off the mouth of the Silver Creek and up to Craigleith all depending on winds.

Will let you all know how I make out this weekend as it a family camp weekend and we are in Alliston on the Notti.  hopefully some dime bags or skeen will work magic!!!!

Safe boating and fishing all!!!!!
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Post by: Valley Tackle co on September 11, 2018, 08:54:40 pm
Out to the hole we went tonight marked some good fish and bait one big hit on the tigger down 93 over 100 lost fish ....seen one fish cought still a few around out there fished along side about 5-6 other boats did anybody else get any ?
Title: Re: Trolling Report
Post by: FISHMASTER on September 12, 2018, 02:44:50 pm
 Trolled around in the hole with heavy fog this morning for 3 hrs and only had 1 knockoff. Marked some fish but couldn't tease them enough to bite. After the fog lifted found 6 more boats in the hole . Saw 4 fish caught, in other boats, but after a couple more hours with no hits decided to call it a day. Should still be fish around for awhile yet.
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Post by: Cooker105 on September 12, 2018, 06:05:43 pm
will be giving it a go in front of the Notty tomorrow morning, hopping the fish gods are shining
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Post by: Cooker105 on September 13, 2018, 10:46:40 am
Nothing so far. Marking 10 -20 but no takers. A few jumpers
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Post by: Cooker105 on September 14, 2018, 09:44:55 am
SkunkedÖÖÖÖ..seen a few other boats out there......anybody catching
Title: Re: Trolling Report
Post by: Tomary on September 14, 2018, 09:49:26 am
Was in the hole yesterday evening and went 1-2. Still marked a decent amount of hooks with a lot suspended around the 30-40 depth. We landed a nice chrome female about 8lbs, no roe and nice pink meat. Late in the evening things got weird, there were large fish surfacing very gently all around us.  We tried a flat line with a plug but no takers. Really interesting... not sure what they were but they were good size fish.


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Title: Re: Trolling Report
Post by: Dubya_TJ on September 14, 2018, 12:58:57 pm
Was in the hole yesterday evening and went 1-2. Still marked a decent amount of hooks with a lot suspended around the 30-40 depth. We landed a nice chrome female about 8lbs, no roe and nice pink meat. Late in the evening things got weird, there were large fish surfacing very gently all around us.  We tried a flat line with a plug but no takers. Really interesting... not sure what they were but they were good size fish.


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I would guess they were Bows surfacing around you.  I have had success on the really calm nights that I have seen this by trailing bodybaits WAY back (300' plus) at really slow speeds.  All the bows I have caught close to the surface seem to be feeding on schools of 3/4" long bait fish.  Planer boards have added to the success rate.
Title: Re: Trolling Report
Post by: Krawler on September 14, 2018, 01:10:46 pm
Good reports.  id say bows as well.  What are the surface temps?  Now is the time of year they start coming in.  We have caught them with those 3/4" bait as well, full bellies.  Small shiners or juvenile smelt.  Good luck this weekend, the Bay should be nice.  i wont be fishing :(
Title: Re: Trolling Report
Post by: FISHMASTER on September 14, 2018, 06:56:19 pm
Last day today. Spent the morning in the hole and was skunked again. marked some fish but no takers. Am going on holidays so the rods and boat get put away early. Good luck to all still fishing.
Title: Re: Trolling Report
Post by: Canuck on September 15, 2018, 03:32:34 pm
FINALLY
Went out this AM in the fog.  Went 2 for 3.  18lb hen and a 10 male made it to the cooler (pics to follow later).  Early in the day they were high in the water.  First one on the slider maybe 50ft.  Next one was at about 75ft.  temps in the hole were about 50 degrees from about 70 feet down to 100 so they were scattered in the water column.  Fish full of smelt as others have said.  Lost a good one too.  Really foggy till almost 11AM.  I have radar so could see the rest of the boats out there.


Kept the skeine from the hen and have it in brine with borax. relatively loose mature eggs.  I hardly ever trout fish so can offer it up to someone near Oakville if they want to finish the cure.
Title: Re: Trolling Report
Post by: Krawler on September 15, 2018, 04:02:09 pm
Iím interested in the roe. I can pick up in Oakville.
I havenít been out in a few weeks and could use some roe.
Title: Re: Trolling Report
Post by: Canuck on September 15, 2018, 04:13:15 pm
Iím interested in the roe. I can pick up in Oakville.
I havenít been out in a few weeks and could use some roe.


Just sent you a PM
Title: Re: Trolling Report
Post by: Cooker105 on September 24, 2018, 02:51:52 pm
has anyone been out in front of the Nottawa river in Wasaga lately??
Title: Re: Trolling Report
Post by: Tomary on June 15, 2019, 03:49:56 pm
What a terrible start to the boating season let alone the trolling season. I have yet to even splash my boat!
Looks like she will be in the water for a next weekend troll and Iím curious to know if anyone has been out lately and having any luck out there to start the year?
Cheers,
Tim


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Title: Re: Trolling Report
Post by: Krawler on June 17, 2019, 08:37:29 am
Some good reports coming from around the islands.  Typical summer presentation but smaller baits and and troll a little slower.
I have been very busy onshore with renovations, hope to be up mid week for a troll.
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Post by: Canuck on June 17, 2019, 01:01:58 pm
I have only been out once and went 3 for 3.  Burned out a gear in a downrigger, but its repaired now and ready for this weekend!
Title: Re: Trolling Report
Post by: Jkhunter on June 23, 2019, 07:27:47 am
Back in Collingwood for the next 3 weeks.... hows the trolling been.... will get boat in water by Wednesday and looking forward to some fresh fish in the kitchen...
Title: Re: Trolling Report
Post by: Tomary on June 23, 2019, 07:43:44 am
We had 2 boats out yesterday for a little guys fun tourney around the island triangle. It was an amazing day on the water, my boat the Tomary was on fire, going 7 for 8 (all salmon). My buddies boat struggled and was 1-1 (laker) .
Largest salmon was 6lb and all the rest 2-4lbís range.
Had 2 on my boat that have never rigged before so it was a treat for them as that was a single day record for my boat.
Good start for the season!
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Title: Re: Trolling Report
Post by: Jkhunter on June 23, 2019, 07:57:54 am
Where is the island triangle......well done..... that's a great day out.....jk
Title: Re: Trolling Report
Post by: Krawler on June 24, 2019, 01:48:38 pm
Triangle is an area defined by Hope, beckwith and christian island. 

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Post by: Krawler on June 24, 2019, 01:49:49 pm
Well done Tomary, thats a fantastic start to your season. 

 
Title: Re: Trolling Report
Post by: Jkhunter on June 24, 2019, 03:39:22 pm
Thank you for that info.... will give it a bash over the next week ... only a few lake trout been caught this side around Collingwood....need to find at least 1 salmon this year
Title: Re: Trolling Report
Post by: Laughin.Loon.Fishin on June 24, 2019, 06:04:11 pm
Thanks for sharing your reports gentlemen.  Sounds like the season is off to a good start.

Any you guys fishing down in the DERBY I believe it starts this weekend ?
Title: Re: Trolling Report
Post by: Krawler on June 24, 2019, 09:25:18 pm
Are you talking about the GOSD?

I bought a ticket.  Will be fishing it every other week all summer, plan on doing Gbay for one week then trailer to Toronto and fish the derby the next week.

Teacher life!  Hoping to be out daily, winds permitting.
Title: Re: Trolling Report
Post by: Laughin.Loon.Fishin on June 25, 2019, 05:10:42 am
Are you talking about the GOSD?

I bought a ticket.  Will be fishing it every other week all summer, plan on doing Gbay for one week then trailer to Toronto and fish the derby the next week.

Teacher life!  Hoping to be out daily, winds permitting.
Yes the GOSD.
It looks like or is shaping up to be a good numbers year down there. 
GOOD LUCK Krawler.  Iíll be checking the board for your name.    lol I canít imagine you not getting on the board at least once. 
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Post by: Krawler on June 25, 2019, 10:17:59 am
Thanks very much, am hoping to make the board more than once.  Its not an easy tourney to place but im confident my time and knowledge will place me in the top ten at least once but thats what i said last year and it didnt happen, lol.  Will be fishing out of Promenade for the most part as my usual launch is flooded so if anyone who wants to come down for troll, send me a pm, i fish solo most days. 
Title: Re: Trolling Report
Post by: grampa on June 27, 2019, 09:50:25 pm
out today hoping to get the skunk smell out of the new boat,. ran out to marks then trolled towards christian.no marks no fish trolled between the islands up to hope no fish. ran into rigger trouble had to cut a bunch of cable and re terminate. decided to run back to the west side of the tomb accross the top of beckwith. set up near the tomb. ended up with 4 lakers and one missed near the boat.skunk smell is gone!!!!   gonna fire up the smoker on saturday.not really what i was looking for but its a start.
Title: Re: Trolling Report
Post by: Jkhunter on June 28, 2019, 07:28:45 pm
Any body know of fish caught around Collingwood area.... want to go make the first run tomorrow ....
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Post by: Krawler on June 28, 2019, 09:50:37 pm
Nice evening troll between the islands after the rain.  2/4 solid 10+lb bow. Hit a Meegs on 7 color, 5 lb salmon 55/75 on a moonshine. The other 2 fish were screamers but stupid rookie mistake on a new ultralight rigger combo, need to load up the rod more.
Lots of bait hanging on the bottom, bows up high, should have ran a 3 colour.  Bug hatch going on right now, might head to blue zone for some bows tomorrow.

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Post by: murakamg on June 29, 2019, 06:10:45 pm
There were some small lakers being caught @ Collingwood for the last couple of weeks. The water is warming up fast, so I don't know how long they will hang around.
Title: Re: Trolling Report
Post by: Jkhunter on June 29, 2019, 09:11:54 pm
Got out this morning for 2 hours and managed 1 nice lake trout out of Collingwood..... might run to the islands tomorrow a s see what's biting there..... maybe see if I can get a pike in the shallows......
Title: Re: Trolling Report
Post by: Krawler on July 03, 2019, 07:03:06 am
Donít come to the islands or surrounding area!  Save your gas money.  Cold water is here. Been out everyday morning and evening. Grinding hard for a few hits each outing. Yesterday was a big skunk!  Thermocline is 20 ft below the surface, if you do come out bring the long lines, spring tactics.
Title: Re: Trolling Report
Post by: Wilbur007 on July 03, 2019, 08:52:45 am
I was across the bay with surface temp at 65oF.  I'll lower the probe next outing to see what's shaping up below for temp.  Slow on the west side last evening as well.  Fog shut down this morning's plans.
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Post by: Canuck on July 03, 2019, 08:04:42 pm
Was out on Monday. Got 4 lakers. No salmon. Nice size. They are fat this year. Awenda / Tomb area.  Temps were 63/65 at surface and right around 45 from 50 to 90 down.
Title: Re: Trolling Report
Post by: Krawler on July 03, 2019, 09:52:07 pm
Big skunk this morning, found lots of cold water, used my spring gear but no luck. So went searching for warm water this afternoon. Found a very small
pocket of warm water between the islands 70 on surface mid 50ís down 40.  Only took 10 min and landed a solid 15lb Salmon, then lost a screamer and got a nice bow. I was satisfied with all the work I put in studying the water and finding fish that I was ok with breaking my rule of never leaving fish to find fish.  So off I went to another spot and found some decent temps managed to go 0/2.  Donít know what they were but good head shakes would lead me to think they were salmon.  New Meegs spoons in mag size did the damage.
Title: Trolling Report
Post by: Laughin.Loon.Fishin on July 04, 2019, 10:47:23 am
Thanks for the awesome updated reports Krawler.
I gotta get back out there.  Lol I need a big water boat though to feel safe doing so.      My 17ft whaler just doesnít give me the comfort. Even on the dead calm days. 
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Post by: Tomary on July 04, 2019, 11:25:53 pm
Stopped in for an evening troll thru the hole after dumping the wife and family off at the Tomb and it proved nice, landed a nice 8lb salmon at about 85ft.
It was well worth the trip back to the marina to drop the lines.


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Title: Re: Trolling Report
Post by: Canuck on July 05, 2019, 04:34:08 pm
Stopped in for an evening troll thru the hole after dumping the wife and family off at the Tomb and it proved nice, landed a nice 8lb salmon at about 85ft.
It was well worth the trip back to the marina to drop the lines.


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Salmon in the hole already?  This is very early for that I would think.  Were you marking much?


I dropped by your marina today and unfortunately no slips at this time for a larger boat.  New owner seems nice and took my name.  I would like to get in there next year if he has space.  He needs to put finger piers on the outer dock so there is more space, but i expect he wants to stabilize cash flow first.

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Post by: grampa on July 05, 2019, 04:55:52 pm
out in the hole this morning marked a lot of fish around 120 went 0 for 1 marked some bait but seemed to be a fair number of fish not sure what they were.
Title: Re: Trolling Report
Post by: Tomary on July 06, 2019, 08:15:25 pm
I have to agree the markings in the hole almost make me belief my equipment is lying to me. But Iím catching fish so it must be true


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Title: Re: Trolling Report
Post by: Jkhunter on July 08, 2019, 01:16:53 pm
Hove started marking lots of fish in the 40 /110 between Collingwood towards wasaga..... surface water temp around 65 but not able to get them to bite at all.... got no idea what they are or how to get them to bite...

 Still getting the odd lake trout around 65/100 but not able to pattern what ever is sitting shallower.....

Would Lakers run that shallow.....

Jk
Title: Re: Trolling Report
Post by: Canuck on July 09, 2019, 04:08:23 pm
Hove started marking lots of fish in the 40 /110 between Collingwood towards wasaga..... surface water temp around 65 but not able to get them to bite at all.... got no idea what they are or how to get them to bite...

 Still getting the odd lake trout around 65/100 but not able to pattern what ever is sitting shallower.....

Would Lakers run that shallow.....

Jk


Sounds like rainbows.  They can be spookier than salmon.  Try running smaller spoons in silver/blue and run far back of the cannonballs.  We don't get many where I fish so others may wade in.
Title: Re: Trolling Report
Post by: Krawler on July 09, 2019, 07:20:55 pm
Could be rainbows, could be shaker salmon, could even be juvenile lakers.  Run long leads of 125-200, smaller spoons. Switch baits often and do Lots of turns.
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Post by: Jkhunter on July 09, 2019, 09:51:03 pm
Thank you all for the info and help...

Went out this afternoon... got 2 nice nice lake trout and then made a move to a deeper spot off the corn silos towards wasaga...

Ran long leads and small spoons.... and kaboom....
Thought I hooked the bottom..... what a screamer....15lb salmon

While I was fighting the fish my son was clearing the second rod.... while he was reeling in bam...rod almost ripped out his hands... second fish on 10lb salmon...

Great day out
Title: Re: Trolling Report
Post by: Bruceroy on July 09, 2019, 10:24:23 pm
Hi Jkhunter.... great afternoon of fishing, congrats!!!!
   Fished out of Collingwood for the first time yesterday and this morning with no luck. We were in your area. A couple desperate questions for you if you don't mind sharing..... FOW you were in, depth you were pulling at, spoons?, colour, dipseys?, or riggers? 
   Sorry for all he questions, didn't get a single knock off in the 2 days. Will definitely keep at it though.
thanks
Title: Re: Trolling Report
Post by: Jkhunter on July 09, 2019, 10:48:21 pm
Lakers were on the bottom today... 110/125
Water melon coloured spoon small size and green with a bit of flash...

Yesterday we got Lakers 65/110

Rigger ... was running around 2.5mph...

Also very new to this type of fishing learning every day...

Got lucky on the 2 salmon today were both on same spoons
Was running 100/124
Long lead behind rigger easy 35m back

Hope this helps
Title: Re: Trolling Report
Post by: Krawler on July 10, 2019, 08:27:01 am
Well done JKHunter.
Just to clarify you got the salmon 100 ft on the rigger?
Were you marking bait near the bottom?
Do you have a temp probe? Curious what the temps were where that salmon hit.
Title: Re: Trolling Report
Post by: paolotca on July 10, 2019, 12:50:33 pm
Could be rainbows, could be shaker salmon, could even be juvenile lakers.  Run long leads of 125-200, smaller spoons. Switch baits often and do Lots of turns.
125 to 200 ft leads off the riggers?
Title: Re: Trolling Report
Post by: Jkhunter on July 10, 2019, 01:12:06 pm
Was marking bait and fish in the 50 to 60 foot mark.... fish hit the bait in 90 foot about 1 minute after the initial drop.... I believe they could have been shallower and followed bait down...... few people have said it's strange to catch then that deep...... its my first salmon so was just lucky I guess...

Out tonight for the last troll then have to pack up and head back south till next year....

Jk
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Post by: cheezypoof on July 12, 2019, 11:00:35 am
We made it out 3 times last week (west side, Dyers Bay), first time on the water this year and it far exceeded my expectations. We consistently marked fish and some nice bait clouds - which is not typical in that area. 8 fish total, 2 bows on full leadcore (one was nice and fat, the other not so much), 1 laker, and 5 kings on 60' riggers - biggest king was 12lb. I can't remember finding that many kings this early - a good sign or dumb luck? I'll take it either way.

Surface temps kept creeping up through the week, from 58 to 66. Thermocline near 20 with down temps in the high 40s below 50'. All salmon and one laker came on a 60' rigger running a Michigan Stinger bloody nose, bows on an NK28 watermelon - the fat one's belly was full of insects and scum line gunk so makes sense they hit our shallow lines (someone above said spring setup which is spot on). 

Might be a good year ahead.. high hopes for our next visit later this month.
Title: Re: Trolling Report
Post by: Pugliepm on July 24, 2019, 09:30:49 pm
Hey guys.

New to the sport and site.  I launched from collingwood a few times for some evening trolls bd have marked some action down 50 foot in 90 fow.   I am only running dipsys and have yet to get any action.  Any tips on hot to get started out there?  Itís a big bay...::
Title: Re: Trolling Report
Post by: murakamg on July 25, 2019, 12:01:39 pm
I was solo out of Collingwood yesterday and got skunked as well using downrigger/spoons.
Title: Re: Trolling Report
Post by: grampa on July 25, 2019, 04:46:39 pm
out today finally put one in the boat 7lb salmon on wonderbread spoon in 13o down about 90 missed another on watermellon nk temp around 49 degrees may slip out again tomorrow .
Title: Re: Trolling Report
Post by: FISHMASTER on July 25, 2019, 06:39:28 pm
Tried the hole yesterday morning. 0 for1. Lost a screamer off the slider with the main down 75 in 120fow. Marked lots early but as the sun came up everything went down. Might be a bit early in the season for the hole.
Title: Re: Trolling Report
Post by: paolotca on July 29, 2019, 09:56:10 am
On vacation last week.  Fished the Sound close to Kilbear point.  Strange season, I'm having trouble with the lakers but I'm catching lots of rainbow. Rainbow's between 25 and 40 ft.  The few lakers I have caught are between 75 and 90 ft. 
Title: Re: Trolling Report
Post by: Canuck on July 29, 2019, 10:59:27 am
On vacation last week.  Fished the Sound close to Kilbear point.  Strange season, I'm having trouble with the lakers but I'm catching lots of rainbow. Rainbow's between 25 and 40 ft.  The few lakers I have caught are between 75 and 90 ft.


I thought that the trout farm in the sound had a netting break and fish release that flooded rainbows into the water in that area? 
Title: Re: Trolling Report
Post by: paolotca on July 29, 2019, 12:44:19 pm
I heard that that happened a few years back, either way, lots of rainbow to be had.  All are around 3 to 5 lbs.  Great eating
Title: Re: Trolling Report
Post by: Whaler on July 30, 2019, 10:35:38 am
Has anyone had any luck in the Hole recently? Haven't been out in a couple of weeks.
Title: Re: Trolling Report
Post by: Laughin.Loon.Fishin on August 02, 2019, 07:59:44 am
Good morning all. 
Iím sitting here sipping a coffee trying to figure out my plans today.

Itís either lakers on Simcoe Or Salmon/Lakers on the East side of NOTTY BAY

does anyone have any input for the stretch from Balm beach to the Christian?

Itís going to be a mid day hunt so not ideal but any input would be greatly appreciated

Thanks for reading
Title: Re: Trolling Report
Post by: Wilbur007 on August 02, 2019, 09:09:47 am
Have you left/decided yet?
Title: Re: Trolling Report
Post by: Krawler on August 02, 2019, 09:22:59 am
Havenít posted in a while, busy with tournament stuff.
Fishing is on Fire!
On 2 trips yesterday boated a 10, 14 and my first 20lber of the year.
Morning was 1/4, pm was 2/2
I move around a lot, rarely troll in the same place twice unless weather forces me too.
Fish are everywhere now.  Canít say any one Spot was better than another this week. Everywhere I went this week the screen lit up and fish were hitting.
Some cold water around but doesnít seem to change things as the fish are coming from the depths or up high.
Big fan of the Meegs lures this year and his plugs have started to take fish.
Iím out right now and 0/5, strange hits.  Rod shakes, pops, fish runs then gone 20 seconds later. Clearly not grabbing the hooks.  Anyways good luck if you are going out. Iím finding plugs are working mid day in high sun.
Tight lines.
Title: Re: Trolling Report
Post by: Laughin.Loon.Fishin on August 02, 2019, 11:03:14 am
Thank you Krawler.  Some great input there and Iím glad your having a good season. 
I got a Plano full of MEEGS PLUGS AND SPOONS.    Iím eager for his musky lures to hit the shelves GREAT STUFF made by a great guy.

Unfortunately I decided on Simcoe today Wil
2 reasons I havenít been this year yet and with how calm it is out there if the lakers donít cooperate after a couple hours Iíll hopefully be able to sight fish some new moon smallies

Thank you both for replying    GB salmon intimidate me with my 16 foot whaler    But Iíve already started planting the seed in my wifeís head for a GB appropriate boat.   
Thanks again guys. Top notch as always
Title: Re: Trolling Report
Post by: FISHMASTER on August 02, 2019, 04:48:07 pm
It was a good morning on the bay today. Went 5 for 6 before 10 am. Hopefully it will hold for the derby tomorrow.
Title: Re: Trolling Report
Post by: FISHMASTER on August 11, 2019, 12:53:50 pm
Due to the winds for the last few days the sand has washed in around the ramp at Jackson Park in Tiny township. I was there today and the water is only 6-8 inches deep at the end of the dock. Not deep enough to launch a boat. I talked to the guy writing tickets for the township and he said that the township will try to get the sand removed before next weekend.
Title: Re: Trolling Report
Post by: Canuck on August 11, 2019, 02:42:03 pm
The wind/waves Friday were crazy.  We had 5ft long period surfing style waves Friday afternoon and overnight at our place on the beach.  Lost a lot more beach as a result.  Kept me off the water yesterday too.  Went out this AM and went 1/3  (2 knock offs) and picked up a nice 18lb hen right on bottom 105/105.  Having salmon/corn chowder right now as I type this.
Title: Re: Trolling Report
Post by: grampa on August 12, 2019, 08:32:01 pm
went 2for two today with meegs plug and moonshine spoon doing the damage. only out for 3 hours this morning  about 85 over 120 seemed to be the spot.
Title: Re: Trolling Report
Post by: FISHMASTER on August 13, 2019, 12:21:15 pm
Went out to the hole for 3.5 hours early this morning. No action in my boat and didn't notice any other boats catching anything.
Title: Re: Trolling Report
Post by: Kingfisher on August 16, 2019, 07:53:10 am
I had read I one of the posts that the launch ramp at Jackson's Beach had been inundated with sand, can anyone confirm that the problem has been rectified? Plan to head out of there early tomorrow morning.
Title: Re: Trolling Report
Post by: Tomary on August 16, 2019, 08:01:50 am
Yes the town has closed the launch until further notice. That storm last Friday/Saturday did a lot of erosion damage and sand deposits around the township


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Title: Re: Trolling Report
Post by: Tomary on August 16, 2019, 08:04:00 am
On a fishing note we were out last night for an evening troll and went 3-5 with a small laker we released (no clipped fin) so that was nice to see. Also 2 salmon one at 11.5lb and another at 7lb.
The 2 misses had the fish on and lure popped mid fight.

Active and fun evening!


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Title: Re: Trolling Report
Post by: Bruceroy on August 16, 2019, 11:33:33 am
Hey Tomary
    Where were you fishing.  FOW? Strike zone? What were you using.
I am staying close to Wasaga and looking at putting boat in today. Never
Fished this area.
Title: Re: Trolling Report
Post by: Tomary on August 16, 2019, 11:45:00 am
I was out between giants tomb and Awenda running about 95-110 FOW with riggers set 10 feet off bottom.
Moonshine spoons herringbone pattern with blues and green colours were working.

My gear was working good... if I marked hooks we got action


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Title: Re: Trolling Report
Post by: MountainM on August 16, 2019, 06:25:09 pm
Anyone fish Tobermory recently? I'm headed up 2nd week of Sept, I'm thinking most Salmon will have already passed through by then, but maybe some lakers and rainbows around still?
Title: Re: Trolling Report
Post by: FISHMASTER on August 17, 2019, 07:05:44 am
The ramp at Jackson Park is open again. The township did a quick job yesterday and it is useable. Let's hope the next big wind doesn't fill it in again.
Title: Re: Trolling Report
Post by: Valley Tackle co on August 17, 2019, 10:57:23 am
Out lastnight was a great night on the bay boated a 12 lb salmon and had multiple fish bouncing the rods but would not commit to what I was serving marked a lot of fish up high but active fish were deep hope the rain clears for a few evening trips
Title: Re: Trolling Report
Post by: Tomary on August 18, 2019, 12:17:47 pm
Counted 12 plus boats in the hole this morning, just wondering if anyone caught anything there? I made one pass on the west side and did mark some fish but it didnít seem active. So we picked up and moved and it paid off. Went 2-3 with a 4lb laker and a 12lb salmon. Pretty sure the miss was on the slider as I marked a streaker come straight up to 40ft when the rod tripped but it didnít hook on.


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Title: Re: Trolling Report
Post by: Valley Tackle co on August 18, 2019, 05:38:13 pm
Fished the hole this morn one good fish screamed some line out, grabbed the rod and gone I would say a nice king ,, marked some good fish close to bottom next time going to run a bit farther I think the fish are late
Title: Re: Trolling Report
Post by: Krawler on August 19, 2019, 07:37:15 am
Collingwood Slam Report:
Fished Big fish Friday event going 4/5, 1 salmon, 3 bows.  Winning fish was 21.5lb salmon.  Good for $1000, winning trout was 9lbs, $500
Didnít like what I was seeing so decided to make the run back to Christian Island area for Saturdayís main event.
We got across in 30 min, was smooth running for the first 15 min then out of nowhere the waves came up and it was rough and wet!!!
I had fished the area all week boating lots of high teens fish and my 3rd 20lber of the year so I was confident we could get into them. But the waves were huge, cresting and we began regretting our decision to come across, would be a 2 hour ride back minimum in those waves.  We couldn't find the school I had fished all week but we managed one shaker salmon and 2 bows.
We picked up and went to the inside to upgrade our box. First stop calm protected waters but no fish, next stop no fish, 4th location Marks Point we started marking but not a lot. We worked these waters hard, changing depths and baits until we found what they wanted. Managed to boat 3 10lbs salmon and lost 2 good ones, no lakers!  We had our box, wasnít a great box but we had 5 fish.
We made the long run back to Collingwood in calmer seas and clear skies with a few minutes to spare. We managed somewhere in the top 10 but not in the money.
I was proud of our efforts we covered a lot of water in big winds and waves, very heavy downpours and the boat handled beautifully.  My Crestliner Commander can take a severe beating!

Now off to the Salmon Spectacular next week, anyone fishing it?  Iím going solo and wouldnít mind a 2nd rod in the water.

Kris

Title: Re: Trolling Report
Post by: Jonnylarue on August 19, 2019, 10:45:25 am
I had the same idea as you but when the waves kicked up 15 minutes in I was forced to turn back inland and fish from Wasaga to Collingwood and went 0/3 with one fish breaking off right when we started.  Didnít see a lot of fish being caught over there which was what I expected and apparently a lot of boats came in with very light boxes Saturday. Oh well.
Title: Re: Trolling Report
Post by: Tomary on August 19, 2019, 01:09:17 pm
I wish I was a teacher!! Lol

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Title: Re: Trolling Report
Post by: Wilbur007 on August 19, 2019, 08:41:31 pm
I wish I was a teacher!! Lol

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Title: Re: Trolling Report
Post by: FISHMASTER on August 20, 2019, 07:10:50 pm
Teachers have it made.
 
 Launched this morning at Jackson park, the wind blew some sand in but it's still not too bad . A few more days of wind won't be good for it . Went 1 for 2 with a 12.5 lbs salmon early then no action . must be lock jaw.
Title: Re: Trolling Report
Post by: Valley Tackle co on August 20, 2019, 08:56:40 pm
Out tonight between rain clouds got nice 7 lb salmon off the hop and weather moved in made the run home after an hour and Iím glad we did would have been a wet ride
Title: Re: Trolling Report
Post by: Tomary on August 20, 2019, 10:54:18 pm
Was out tonight and the limestone hard top allowed us to weather the storm and it paid off. I blew right past about 8 boats in the hole and went to a familiar spot where we have done well all summer. Went 5 for 6 with 3 lakers and 2 salmon. Salmon were 6 and 10lbs and lakers were all around 3lbs. Lots of bait balls and hooks all around them. The one we lost was a screamer and ended up breaking line... I may have had a weak swivel?? Not sure. Drove thru some good rain bursts but no big winds, so a good night all and all.



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Title: Re: Trolling Report
Post by: Krawler on August 24, 2019, 10:03:30 am
2/6 this morning. 12lb and 5lb salmon
Hard to keep them on, need to sharpen hooks I guess.
RV moonshines have been producing about an hour after sun up.
Lots of fish staging out of temp.
Title: Re: Trolling Report
Post by: FISHMASTER on August 25, 2019, 07:06:21 pm
We were also out yesterday morning going 5/9 with 1 lake trout, 2 rainbows and a 10 and a 15 lbs salmon.
 The most action being early.
 
Title: Re: Trolling Report
Post by: Krawler on August 26, 2019, 10:20:54 am
Did a troll yesterday am and pm. We got a mess of lakers in warm water? 70 fow was 65 degrees on bottom and they were all lakers, moved deeper marked nothing went to another spot got a 8lb salmon. Big south winds in the evening, marked good fish but only had 2 knockoffs. Couldnít stay on top of them with the wind and waves.
Out this morning, big SE blow wasnít expecting much but I was up early. Seeked sheltered water and found a mix of stagers and 2 yr olds. 5/7 in 2 hours. Home by 9am.
RV moonshines have been the ticket lately along with meegs plug and Some Gibbs spoons I special ordered.
Big winds this week, might head to the Sound and catch a 30lber in the Derby.

Title: Re: Trolling Report
Post by: Krawler on August 29, 2019, 10:45:22 am
Fished Meaford solo on Wednesday. Entered the Owen Sound Derby hoping for something big. Never been before so wasnít sure about the where and what in the area. Quickly realized the Bay flipped, ice cold water. Surface 67 down 40 was 57.  Either means go deep or go shallow. Stayed away from the crowds, tried shallow got nothing, went deep and hit  a salmon and 2 lakers on a custom nK. Decided to join the crowd, go shallow and work my way to the tank range. Winds started to really pick up. Set up a shallower water program and nailed a 12 lb salmon right away. Worked the shoreline and picked up a decent 16lb salmon.  Tried some deep water again but was unproductive came back to the shallows and was all knockoffs, smaller salmon and a bow. Ended the day 7/9. Debated weighing in the 16lber but was 45 min drive to the sound and then the drive Home. Previous top tens, 16 was at the bottom so I gambled and said go home.  Turns out my fish would have taken 7th place on the day.
Thatís the way it goes.
Until next year I guess.
If anyone decides to go the ramp, parking, scenery and good fishing makes fishing over there all worth it. Nice to fish new waters and see the area.
Might go back Friday!


Title: Re: Trolling Report
Post by: MarkD on August 29, 2019, 07:22:52 pm
Krawler,
I always read your posts with great interest but to say the truth I need to read almost all your posts several times to understand at least partially what exactly are you telling.
I do not actually mind because I understand that you post for more experienced buddies, not for green novices as I am. May be I'm not smart enough and certainly my English (as not native) quite poor.
Still if you don't mind I'd like to ask some questions of the things I really didn't get.
I probably understand it right that
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Surface 67 down 40 was 57.
means 67F on the surface and 57F on 40' depth.
But I didn't get this
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the Bay flipped, .... Either means go deep or go shallow
Why? I would appreciate if you clarify it a bit...
Also, generally speaking, do you more rely on the probe of the water temp or on your sonar marks?
Title: Re: Trolling Report
Post by: Krawler on August 30, 2019, 08:38:46 am
No problem, can help by explaining things to help clarify.  You understood the depths and temperatures perfectly. I always watch the surface temps bc often it dictates where I fish and what depths I fish, more so in early or late season or fishing areas I donít often fish. Down temp is usually referred to what temperature my fish Hawk probe is reading at specific depths.

Your second question, I rely on my temperature probe more so because Iíve become a temperature fisherman in the summer months. I bought it mainly to track temps and currents on Lake Ontario bc the salmon are more tolerant to a wider array of temps and lake o has a lot more current that affects your bait presentation.
Before I had my temp probe I used a quality fish finder and learned to read it and tracked the marks on my screen compared to the weather on the day or more importantly the weather on the previous day.  I caught lots of fish and at first didnít think adding a temp probe to my spread really Made a huge difference in my catch percentage. But now I rely on it more bc Iíve learned a lot about salmon behaviour in relation to my temperature.  I like to study the temps and how it affects salmon and trout behaviour. So I donít necessarily rely on it but rather I enjoy using it. I also like to fish tournaments and when time is of the utmost importance, that is when I rely on my Fish Hawk to help catch fish.  Sorry this was a long explanation. Hope this helps.  Bottom line you donít need to know the temps but it does help!
 
Title: Re: Trolling Report
Post by: MarkD on August 30, 2019, 02:59:38 pm
Thanks a lot for taking time to educate me! Really appreciated.
Sorry, still don't understand why "Surface 67 down 40 was 57" means "the Bay flipped, .... Either means go deep or go shallow"?
To me it's pretty normal temp for G bay at this time...
How shallow did you go at that time?
Last year at end of July, when I didn't have downriogger yet we got the only salmon on Rapala, which cannot go deeper than 18-20 ft.....
Generally, if you don't have other indicators, it is better to start trolling the areas adjacent to structure (drop offs) or  it is really doesn't matter?... I suppose that bait would be more likely near drop offs than in just open water...
Thanks again!
Title: Re: Trolling Report
Post by: Krawler on August 30, 2019, 08:51:19 pm
When I say the bay flipped means cold water is closer to the surface. Rarely do we get such cold water 30-40í below the surface.  This doesnít happen often and only occurs depending which direction the wind is blowing. In Meaford the strong west winds had pushed the warm water out, causing the cold water to filter in. At this time of year I usually fish near bottom and find where my optimal temperature meets bottom is where I will fish.
I donít fish bait, if I see it, I often ignore it. Too often I donít catch fish near bait.  But thatís just me, I know guys that fish bait and do well, I try and avoid it. Unless itís in the spring.
Definitely fish structure if you can, I fish a lot of structured areas. All year, if not for salmon then more often you will find Lake trout.  Hope this clarifies things.
Title: Re: Trolling Report
Post by: MarkD on August 30, 2019, 11:17:51 pm
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Hope this clarifies things.
Definitely, yes! I really appreciate your input!
Please continue to post your trolling reports.
Thank you!
Title: Re: Trolling Report
Post by: Tomary on August 31, 2019, 10:01:00 pm
Had a good night and went 3-5 with a 12 and 8 lb salmon and a 4 lb laker. Winds finally calmed a bit and Water temps on the surface were around 68

Hopefully the good weather and good fishing holds on for September.


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Title: Re: Trolling Report
Post by: Krawler on September 01, 2019, 09:06:51 am
Big waves yesterday morning. 0/1 only lasted an hour
First time ever felt sick.
Just finished a 2 hour troll, 4/4
All mature silver salmon. 12-15lbs Hard fighting fish. Water is very warm after the blow.
Found the fish down 90-100 over 90-10
Meegs Dalmatian plug was the ticket.
Damn wind forecast changed. Hope to be once more before the inevitable back to work grind.

Title: Re: Trolling Report
Post by: grampa on September 01, 2019, 03:03:33 pm
i too was out sat morning in the hole with big waves not even a knock off only a couple other boats,sunday morning a different day fairly calm , out to the hole again this time about 30 boats same result for me no fish!!! only saw two boats catch. could be those east winds?   weatherman should be fired wind reports sure changed.
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Post by: Canuck on September 01, 2019, 11:00:21 pm
i too was out sat morning in the hole with big waves not even a knock off only a couple other boats,sunday morning a different day fairly calm , out to the hole again this time about 30 boats same result for me no fish!!! only saw two boats catch. could be those east winds?   weatherman should be fired wind reports sure changed.


Was out there with you.  We saw 3 fish netted in other boats but had only one knock off.  marked many good hooks especially early, but nothing to show for it. Very frustrating.  Probably the fish were spooky from being buzzed by 30 boats in a small area running all around.  Oh well.
Title: Re: Trolling Report
Post by: Krawler on September 02, 2019, 12:39:16 pm
Lots of matures between the islands still. Quick trolls last night and this morning produced fish. Nothing on spoons, all Meegs plug.
Fish are tight to the base of drop offs. Underwater temps are very erratic, never focused on the same depth for more than 15 min.  No 2 yr olds although I did mark a number of fish 20-30ft above my spread, likely bows or immature salmon, no cheaters, wasnít targeting them. Hope the weekends are calm.
Good luck if you get out this week.
Title: Re: Trolling Report
Post by: Wilbur007 on September 02, 2019, 01:02:47 pm
Krawler:  "Isn't time for you to iron a shirt?!"  LOL.

Some of us are picking out our golf duds for tomorrow's RTO "back to school" golf tournament.... :)
Title: Re: Trolling Report
Post by: Dewworm on September 03, 2019, 01:23:52 pm
so ive been fishing erie for the ;last 2 months when I can get out, and i got to say what a fishery..i have not been out to my usual haunt for lae aug early sept, Collingwood..any reports or has the cold water for a few weeks ago got them all spread out still.. would appreciate any report for the area, thinking of a thurs trip..
Dew
Title: Re: Trolling Report
Post by: FISHMASTER on September 08, 2019, 09:43:36 am
Went out this past Thurs. to the hole for 5 hrs in the morning and didn't even get a knock off. There were 6 or 7 other boats but didn't see any action there either. Friday morning went past the hole to Methodist Point and the Tomb and spent the morning there with the same results as Thursday. Where did all the salmon go? They all couldn't be in the rivers yet.
Title: Re: Trolling Report
Post by: Canuck on September 08, 2019, 01:15:39 pm
Went out this past Thurs. to the hole for 5 hrs in the morning and didn't even get a knock off. There were 6 or 7 other boats but didn't see any action there either. Friday morning went past the hole to Methodist Point and the Tomb and spent the morning there with the same results as Thursday. Where did all the salmon go? They all couldn't be in the rivers yet.


Possibly a big run up the river if there was a big rain this past week.  They go in waves, so the hole should fill up again if it doesn't rain and stays warmish.  But by end of Sept they are done in my experience.
Title: Re: Trolling Report
Post by: Krawler on September 08, 2019, 05:32:01 pm
Wasnít able to make it out this weekend but had friends fish the Hole, they were able to manage one fish per outing and had to work hard for it.
I recall in years past when I fished area rivers, it wasnít always a big rain that was needed to bring the fish in, rather a big North or NW blow brought the water in and the fish. Rain definelty helped but wasn't always a necessity. So with these cool nights and higher water levels Iím sure a few waves have sneaked passed us.
Title: Re: Trolling Report
Post by: grampa on September 16, 2019, 07:14:26 pm
hey anybody been out in the hole lately thinking about going tomorrow or would i just be wasting my time too busy to get out in a while it seems no reports comming in from here.
Title: Re: Trolling Report
Post by: Fish tracks on September 16, 2019, 10:26:50 pm
Got out tonight. Fished from 6:15pm to 7:30pm. 2 knock offs landed one Rainbow. Market lots in various depths, but mainly between 40-60feet down in 65fow directly out from the Nottawasaga.  Mooslook spoons, riggers at 45feet down. 60-65fow. Going back tomorrow morning Iíll keep ya posted.
Title: Re: Trolling Report
Post by: Terry FG on September 17, 2019, 12:14:56 pm
We were out this morning all around the bay and even after the fog got really bad. Marked a lot of fish as you did but not one fish.
Title: Re: Trolling Report
Post by: Fish tracks on September 17, 2019, 03:46:22 pm
We got out this morning, crazy Fog. It didnít lift until noon hour. Anyway we fished directly in front of the Nottawasaga river in depths ranging from 60ft to 100ft. Changing our weight depths as needed always keeping them 20í off bottom. Marked most fish suspending at 50í in 60fow. We landed one large Rainbow. Slow morning. Going back out this evening. Oh and we caught the Bow on a small Toronto Warbler spoon.
Title: Re: Trolling Report
Post by: Canuck on September 17, 2019, 06:41:48 pm
Went out in the hole yesterday AM (off work this week).  Fished from about 7:30 to 11:00.  Marked some solid marks up high in the column from 70 to 85 feet down over 120 to 130.  But like usual this time of year, they disappeared by about 9:00.  No fish.  No knock offs.  Nada.  Not sure if they leave or drop to the bottom somewhere in the hole.  Will try one last time for the season tomorrow AM.  See you out there if you are going.

Title: Re: Trolling Report
Post by: Fish tracks on September 17, 2019, 09:10:41 pm
First skunk of the season for us tonight. Didnít fish the Hole stayed in front of the Nottawasaga river. Marked less fish then I have been. 2 knock offís nothing landed. Giving it another go tomorrow morning.
Title: Re: Trolling Report
Post by: Krawler on September 18, 2019, 12:06:16 am
Appreciate the reports, keep them coming! Iíll be out trolling this weekend.

Good luck
Title: Re: Trolling Report
Post by: Tomary on September 18, 2019, 07:48:34 am
My wife and I were out last night in the hole for a nice sunset cruise to take in this late summer weather while it lasts. We had the rod fire only once but it was a great fight for her and in the end too much to handle. We lost the salmon about 30í off the back of the boat when it finally surfaced and spit it. Couldnít really tell on the size but I would say mid teens for sure. Aside from that the only other excitement was a quick visit from the OPP on the Tom Coffin to check in and ensure we had 2 life vests on board.

Hope this weather holds and can get out a few more times.


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Title: Re: Trolling Report
Post by: Fish tracks on September 18, 2019, 01:11:46 pm
What a nice morning out there, fished from 7:30am to 11am depths ranging from 45ft to 100 feet out of Dos Bay. Managed one Bow in 45fow riggers down only 25 feet. It hit on a Monkey Puke 50 feet back from the ball trolling at 2.4knots. Second fish we landed in 95fow balls down 72feet on a Mooselook spoon 40feet behind the ball.  Other then that two mock offs. Where are the salmon? Going back out tonight early to Christian Island Bowl. The salmon are either in the rivers or the second run has not been established. We are not marking any staging salmon in deep water. Nothing but Bows out there so far. Anyway Iíll keep ya posted.
Title: Re: Trolling Report
Post by: Canuck on September 18, 2019, 03:53:11 pm
Went out to the hole again this am.  Beautiful morning.  Glassy calm.  Typical pattern with marking fish early from 50ft to 90ft down over 115 to 140 feet.  Then later the marks are few and far between.  Managed 1/1 (15lb female) at about 8:00am.  A few knock offs that could have been just slipped clips, because we were running the large paddles and my Scotty clips are getting old.  Will probably go out one more time Thursday am. 
Title: Re: Trolling Report
Post by: Fish tracks on September 18, 2019, 10:31:25 pm
Finally Found some Salmon. Ok so before I go telling everyone where what when and how I want to let people know why I give as much info as possible. I love to fish and I know that the people on here have the same passion.  Georgian Bay is huge and sometimes it can be hard to target species depending on the time of year. Anyway not everyone has the time to spend locating there target. So by posting your results it helps out other anglers.  Tonight we landed 3/3 one of the salmon being my largest to date on G Bay. We tried all around Christian Island today and we located them on the inside by Cedar point. Marked all kinds of suspending fish anywhere between 115fow and 135fow. The bite turned on for the last hour of daylight. We got all our salmon on MKís Monkey Puke Spoons set 45feet behind our balls set down at 74feet. Trolling speeds of 2.4-2.8 knots. In 90-115 feet of water.  There ya have it, if your after rainbow check my earlier posts, if your after salmon, you know now where you can find a few. As for me Iím packing up tomorrow.  I was born and raised locally but now I call the Kawarthaís home. Until next time. Good luck out there. 
Title: Re: Trolling Report
Post by: Krawler on September 18, 2019, 11:21:38 pm
Congrats on your success this week. Firm believer that we have many matures still to come in to the area. How big was the salmon you got?   Were they dark?
Title: Re: Trolling Report
Post by: Fish tracks on September 19, 2019, 07:09:59 am
Krawler the biggest salmon was a little over 19 pounds. It was just starting to change color. Iíve tried to load pictures up on this site in the past but I canít shrink my pictures enough from my iPhone. So it turns out that last nights salmon isnít my personal largest on G Bay. We caught one 2 years ago over 22lbs. I know there are bigger out there Iíve just personally never landed one larger. Personally I donít like to keep them once they start to go dark. So itís pack up time. Itís been a fun week, good luck out there.