We started our trip in close, east of the harbor, looking to see if we could get a brown trout or two. There was good temp there, however with clear water and lots of alewives in spawning we did not put much effort into the skinny water. In 45 minutes we never moved a rod, and then pointed the boat north and switched things over to hunt for silver fish. We found the bite out deep to be pretty stubborn. Lots of streakers on the sonar swimming in and out of the riggers, and finally we popped the first fish, and young Victoria brought a nice 13lb silver Chinook to the boat. We stayed in that water for the rest of the day, 160-180, there was a good picture there. Fish and bait, nice colored water, with 45-46 degree surface temp. We didn’t break any records, but we finished up with another teenage king, 16lbs, a lake trout, and nice 8lb steelie, with a bunch of small kings and one small atlantic. By far the MVP for the day was a Get-R-Done SS free slider, but it took all small fish. Most of the action coming on riggers 55-65 down. Only one flasher fly bite, which we took the laker on.
The kings are here and things seem to be setting up finally for some good offshore thermal bar fishing. Looking forward to heading to Wilson this weekend to fish the 2nd of the Niagara ProAms with team LandingZone. It’s always fun to fish with these guys, and get in on some of that Gold Coast chrome.