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> Salmon fishing something new for me., Tried and tried but not one interested.
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Posted: Aug 04, 2018 - 08:22 pm


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Early this morning I headed out on a new quest for me.....down rigging for salmon........there were lots down there as you can see on the graph.........you can see where my ball and lure were tracking by the yellow line....I was dragging a Lyman right through the middle of them for about three hours......speed was 2.5........lure was about 25 feet back from the ball and there were no takers.

OK so now I am asking for advice.....what was I doing wrong.....going back out tomorrow morning to try again.

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Posted: Aug 04, 2018 - 08:25 pm


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Posted: Aug 04, 2018 - 08:26 pm


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Posted: Aug 04, 2018 - 08:30 pm


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Posted: Aug 05, 2018 - 09:05 am


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Could be lakers that deep and not interested in lymans. Try a couple of spoons instead.

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Posted: Aug 05, 2018 - 10:08 am


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I would personally avoid trolling right under that top hang out of fish you're marking, they may not even see it going by as fish look up. If those are lakers on the bottom and they're not too active, they may not want to come up all that way for a sniff. You can try an agitator in front of your spoon to hit the big guys on bottom if you're thinking they're lakers and put the biggest spoon on you've got! As for the top row of fish try and troll at their level or a few feet above them. Just talking from my experience, I'm no expert but hopefully that helps.

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Posted: Aug 05, 2018 - 10:10 am


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Also just checked your speed, id speed up man. Go between 2.2-2.5 and speed up a bit if nothing's responding. They're there, you just have to mess around with them. Good luck!

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Posted: Aug 05, 2018 - 12:47 pm


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Most of the salmon I catch on the bay, Iím running spoons at 40-80í deep. Iíve mostly only caught lakers below about 90í. And turn off that fish I.D. If you have it off and adjust to see the proper arches, I can guarantee there wonít be as much clutter on the screen. As far as Iím concerned, fish I.D. is just a gimmick, and gives people false readings ( and hope).
And yes, try speeding up a bit.

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Posted: Aug 05, 2018 - 01:27 pm


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speed is a very important factor, I generally troll 2.8 to 3.2 mph, cover more water , reaction strikes and believe me, they can easily catch that spoon. Good luck

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Posted: Aug 05, 2018 - 05:37 pm


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Run above their heads 30,40-60 Salmon will rise to smack a spoon. At 60 add 5' slider

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Posted: Aug 05, 2018 - 08:03 pm


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QUOTE (Fisherman @ Aug 05, 2018 - 09:05 am)
Could be lakers that deep and not interested in lymans. Try a couple of spoons instead.....

Tried a spoon today and it was the same result.....they are salmon as others have caught them....other boats there catching.....thx Fisherman.

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Posted: Aug 05, 2018 - 08:06 pm


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Not enough rods, maybe about 5 more would get the job done.... lol....
Change up the lure..
Good luck tomorrow.

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Posted: Aug 05, 2018 - 08:07 pm


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QUOTE (Icemanjay @ Aug 05, 2018 - 10:08 am)
I would personally avoid trolling right under that top hang out of fish you're marking, they may not even see it going by as fish look up. If those are lakers on the bottom and they're not too active, they may not want to come up all that way for a sniff. You can try an agitator in front of your spoon to hit the big guys on bottom if you're thinking they're lakers and put the biggest spoon on you've got! As for the top row of fish try and troll at their level or a few feet above them. Just talking from my experience, I'm no expert but hopefully that helps.

Thx iceman.....will try running a spoon a little higher above them....pretty sure they are salmon as they are in that spot staging every year and others I see are catching them.....many boats out there fishing them.....thank you for the tips....I am good with pretty much any fish but salmon are a new thing for me so to me you are a expert.

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Posted: Aug 05, 2018 - 08:08 pm


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QUOTE (Icemanjay @ Aug 05, 2018 - 10:10 am)
Also just checked your speed, id speed up man. Go between 2.2-2.5 and speed up a bit if nothing's responding. They're there, you just have to mess around with them. Good luck!

I did vary my speed today between 2 and 3 mph.

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Posted: Aug 05, 2018 - 08:11 pm


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QUOTE (Seguin Fisher @ Aug 05, 2018 - 12:47 pm)
Most of the salmon I catch on the bay, Iím running spoons at 40-80í deep. Iíve mostly only caught lakers below about 90í. And turn off that fish I.D. If you have it off and adjust to see the proper arches, I can guarantee there wonít be as much clutter on the screen. As far as Iím concerned, fish I.D. is just a gimmick, and gives people false readings ( and hope).
And yes, try speeding up a bit.

Thx Seguin will try without the fish id.....also if you look at the screen pic there are arches at 35 ft.....maybe the deep ones are lakers and the salmon I see caught re the arches at 35 ft.

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