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Offline Krawler

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Re: Trolling report
« Reply #120 on: September 14, 2020, 08:51:42 am »
We had 5 boats out Saturday searching the area for anything Silver.
Unfortunately the winds were not in our favor, ESE. The worst!
I trolled Cedar Ridge to Methodist.  Ended up 4/6 bows and lakers. Water temp was 65 everywhere but temps were constant all the way to the bottom in 75fow. Temps matters less now but I still have a rod in temp at all times.
Some guys trolled the Hole and Sawlog and others went to Big Sand and beyond.  We all reported good screens of fish but very inactive. The one constant was the bait! It was everywhere. Iím almost thinking some of it wasnít bait. I hooked into a few bows near Methodist and my line was covered in fleas and we were marking what looked to be suspended bait, could that have been large suspended group of sea fleas?!? I donít know.
Guys that went the furthest found silver juvenile salmon. 
Jim if you plan on getting out the further you go the better chance of getting in to them. Pm me Iíll fill you in.

Seasons not over yet. If we had another nice day, Iíd be out for sure. Sadly I wonít be around for 2 weeks. 

Good luck if anyone gets out

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Offline Canuck

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Re: Trolling report
« Reply #121 on: September 15, 2020, 03:30:26 pm »
Thanks for the update Kris.  I hope to back out this weekend and maybe next.  Was out last Saturday in the hole.  Marked a few but 0/1.  I was out solo and the winds made it really tough to hold the boat straight and at the right speed. Headed back early.

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Re: Trolling report
« Reply #122 on: September 15, 2020, 05:50:40 pm »
Plans to get out this afternoon and evening went up in smoke when the weather report showed wind gusts of 40 K/H. Must be getting old!!
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Re: Trolling report
« Reply #123 on: September 16, 2020, 07:52:43 am »
Its been a really windy September this year compared to most.  Its kept me off the water more than ever and I have a 33ft Sea Ray.  Its not the waves, its the wind.  Its just too hard to fish solo for me.  The wind whips the bow around too quickly and speed control is really tough.  Can't really sit back and relax.  When I get a fish on its a scramble.  Not so bad when I have someone out with me, but it takes the fun out of solo trips.

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Re: Trolling report
« Reply #124 on: September 16, 2020, 12:47:54 pm »
Saturday winds look good for trolling.
Get out there and report back!
I wonít be out there :(

Good luck

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Re: Trolling report
« Reply #125 on: September 22, 2020, 02:26:42 pm »
Got out on the water on Sunday. Launched out of Collingwood at 8:30am, peeled over to Wasaga beach. Trolled back and forth in front of the Nottawasaga in 60 - 80 fow. No success there, so went over to Tiny beach, trolling in 60 fow. Went 3/3 rainbow trout on smallish green and chrome spoons at 45 and 55ft rigger depth.

 - Thanks Krawler for the recommendation!

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Re: Trolling report
« Reply #126 on: September 22, 2020, 04:35:09 pm »
Glad I could help.
Bow fishing like you did should be good for the next month if not longer. Try going 5-10 for shallower in depth every week and follow them to shore. Switch over to small body baits once you get to 10-40fow.
If you want any remaining mature salmon try in shallower10-40ft during low light Near any rivermouth.  Plugs or big body baits flatlining should do the trick.
Always long leads this time of year.

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Re: Trolling report
« Reply #127 on: September 22, 2020, 06:56:40 pm »
havn't had much luck lately was out today still found surface temps down to 80 feet. went 1/3  lake trout . time to switch gears  . need some advice on bow fishing kris seems to have it figured out the above posts have been helpful may give it a try later this week.

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Re: Trolling report
« Reply #128 on: September 22, 2020, 08:32:54 pm »
Winds look good this week to try Tiny beaches area. Iím sure some mature salmon still around and if they are they will be big! These fish spend an extra few weeks feeding On the Bay before they head up the rivers.  Now is the time when they start moving towards river mouths.
 Bows start funnelling down From the middle parts of the Bay, they are in transition now. Perfect time to troll the 50-80fow range.  Donít forget to try flatlining too.

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Re: Trolling report
« Reply #129 on: September 24, 2020, 02:02:27 pm »
I may try Saturday one last time.  Boat gets pulled on the 28th.  Last weekend was a bust.  Marked few fish in the hole and didn't raise a fish or see anyone else get any.   If there are no salmon, might check a few bass shoals on the way back.