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Posted: Mar 08, 2023 - 02:30 pm

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Last fall was my first try at salmon fishing Lake Ontario out of port credit. I used Dipsy’s and did good for my first attempts. I have a 16 foot legend so I kept pretty close to shore because I’m a newbie. What I wanted to know how far out would I have to go in summer to fish for them? I’m trying to figure out it I want to buy down riggers for summer or just fish for them in fall closer to shore Thanks Kevin G

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Posted: Mar 08, 2023 - 09:16 pm

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I started about 4 years ago with my own boat.

IMO yes get the riggers. In Summer you can catch them within 5k of shore often. All depends on water temp and bait. They move in and out all the time. You don’t have to go out deep but sometimes have to move east or west.

When your confidence builds and you know what weather you’re facing you can learn when to go deep safely. My boat is only a 17’. I often go out for Cohos and Bows and slam them out far.

Riggers allow you to increase your odds no matter when and where you fish Salmon. You cover more of the water column. It’s also easy to run two dipseys and two riggers with two people. Then throw a couple of cheaters on the riggers and you have 6 baits in the water. 👍🏻

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