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> Deepwater fish on sonar - what are they?
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Posted: Jun 06, 2018 - 12:46 pm


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I was scouting around the islands in the Cognashene area north of Beausoleil Island and was marking fish at about 10 am. They were in 50-60fow over 90-100fow and looked like they were on clouds of baitfish. I have a downrigger and would like to try to target them but don't know if they are walleye, lakers, salmon, or what. Any thoughts on what they might be?

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Posted: Jun 06, 2018 - 01:00 pm


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QUOTE (GPG @ Jun 06, 2018 - 12:46 pm)
I was scouting around the islands in the Cognashene area north of Beausoleil Island and was marking fish at about 10 am.  They were in 50-60fow over 90-100fow and looked like they were on clouds of baitfish.  I have a downrigger and would like to try to target them but don't know if they are walleye, lakers, salmon, or what.  Any thoughts on what they might be?

Could be any of the above...more likely salmon, lakers, whities, etc... Catch a couple and post pics to tell us!!

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Posted: Jun 06, 2018 - 01:09 pm


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Ya I guess what I was getting at as well, is if I knew what they were, then i would have a better idea of what to drag off the release. Spoon, squid, stick bait?...with dodger, flasher, cow bell, nothing..?

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Posted: Jun 06, 2018 - 01:56 pm


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Ive caught all the mentioned fish on flutter spoons, id run them....my guess out there is they are salmon as well, lakers would be closer to bottom

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Posted: Jun 07, 2018 - 08:08 am


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Strong suspicion they are lakers if they are in those depths. Salmon maybe. I am catching salmon and lakers at every depth in the water column right now on gbay.

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Posted: Jun 08, 2018 - 12:04 am


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QUOTE (GPG @ Jun 06, 2018 - 02:09 pm)
Ya I guess what I was getting at as well, is if I knew what they were, then i would have a better idea of what to drag off the release. Spoon, squid, stick bait?...with dodger, flasher, cow bell, nothing..?

Knowing what the bait you're seeing is might tip you off. Whatever the fish are, seems they're keyed in on it. Like oogie8 I'd probably start with a flutter spoon. Not many predator fish that won't hit a spoon.

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Posted: Jun 08, 2018 - 07:05 am


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Sounds like krawler has your answer....ask him whats attached to his release

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Posted: Jun 08, 2018 - 08:44 am


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Don't kid yourself
The walleye are down there also.

Big Body Baits

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Posted: Jun 08, 2018 - 12:33 pm


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if this was late summer to fall, it COULD also be muskie. but being late spring early summer, muskies are still shallower I believe

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Posted: Jun 09, 2018 - 09:08 pm


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here's a little tip for you then.

Run a body bait and then a fixed cheater line with a spoon 6 feet above that. great search pattern. actually works most of the time

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Posted: Jun 13, 2018 - 12:21 pm


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Great - thanks everyone - I couldn't get up to the Bay this past weekend but will be up this weekend (June 16-17). I'll post pics if I boat anything.\ from those depths.
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Posted: Jun 13, 2018 - 09:51 pm


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I am guessing you are seeing salmon staging.....usually around this time and especially in that area that is what they would be.

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