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Offline Jeff

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Re: off shore deep water trout and salmon
« Reply #15 on: February 29, 2012, 06:17:00 PM »
Fish in close on the south shore in April, May then go to the north shore June-Sept.
Not that big on trolling unless the bite has been hot but would definitely be up for a group outing.
Usually good numbers of Browns in the shallow water on the south side in April.  5-20fow and just flat line for them.

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Re: off shore deep water trout and salmon
« Reply #15 on: February 29, 2012, 06:17:00 PM »
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Re: off shore deep water trout and salmon
« Reply #14 on: February 29, 2012, 02:16:02 PM »
I'd like to do another Toronto Islands jaunt. I live in the Beaches area of Toronto about a 5 minute drive from Cherry Beach, which is the best launch spot in that area. Let's keep it in mind for a hookup in the summer.

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Re: off shore deep water trout and salmon
« Reply #13 on: February 29, 2012, 12:32:11 PM »
yes if you want mature kings in july fish toronto islands. this is numbers fishing with lighter tackle and 18lb leadcore without the 500 to 800 dollar charter cost with Wayne  :D
(not as nice a boat though)

the islands are another option, no mothership needed. we could wait till the fish are sitting off the islands then go out off the spit. fish the drop and tick the charter fleet off
« Last Edit: February 29, 2012, 12:48:06 PM by dwc67 »

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Re: off shore deep water trout and salmon
« Reply #12 on: February 29, 2012, 07:01:07 AM »
You won't find any 25lb salmon in the blue zone and most fish are caught in the top 30fow.  Lots of cohos and steelhead ranging in the 3-8lbs range.  Some juvenile chinnies too.
Mothership is the way to go because if the lake blows up when you're out there, the options are nil.  It is not a fun paddle or pedal to get there.  Andrews Charters will take you there.

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Re: off shore deep water trout and salmon
« Reply #11 on: February 28, 2012, 10:22:19 PM »
why not just fish from the boat you're already in? Guess I don't get the whole mothership thing

25lb salmon just doesn't give an 18 foot lund the same sleigh ride. Wooo hooo.

And if you have to go out 7-8 miles to get to the fish, that is a couple hours of work which isn't bad on the way out when you are anticipating the fishing, but on the way back it sure is a chore.  Also the mother ship can quickly determine likely areas to fish, If you need to move 2-3 miles to be where the fish are, there is another hour of moving and not fishing.  Lots of advantages to having the mothership.

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Re: off shore deep water trout and salmon
« Reply #10 on: February 28, 2012, 10:19:07 PM »
I am off all summer.  I would gladly join you for that adventure.  Keep me in mind.
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Re: off shore deep water trout and salmon
« Reply #9 on: February 28, 2012, 10:01:58 PM »
Ok, I would be game, only a 4 hour drive for me and I just purchased a Laketroller.

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Re: off shore deep water trout and salmon
« Reply #8 on: February 28, 2012, 08:35:36 PM »
why not just fish from the boat you're already in? Guess I don't get the whole mothership thing

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Re: off shore deep water trout and salmon
« Reply #7 on: February 28, 2012, 06:49:51 PM »
Cool, I'd be in as well!  I was looking at outfitting my PA with a Scotty downrigger.


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Re: off shore deep water trout and salmon
« Reply #6 on: February 28, 2012, 05:11:29 PM »
I'd be in for sure, although I haven't tried any weighted lines before, I will need some new tackle for sure.

that a heck of an offer, hoping I make the cut :)

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Re: off shore deep water trout and salmon
« Reply #5 on: February 28, 2012, 03:58:21 PM »
Where is "blue zone"?

it's just a name for the middle of lake o in 400 ft named for the change in water colour.


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Re: off shore deep water trout and salmon
« Reply #4 on: February 28, 2012, 03:10:11 PM »
Where is "blue zone"?

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Re: off shore deep water trout and salmon
« Reply #3 on: February 28, 2012, 01:39:32 PM »
ya july is perfect because the weather is pretty stable. i put this up early so i could get a list to pm because you can't really plan more then a 3 days in advance. i will watch wind guru and windfinder then get in touch if we get a calm wind day and i can likely prefish the night before or get some info from some friends who charter

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Re: off shore deep water trout and salmon
« Reply #2 on: February 28, 2012, 01:20:19 PM »
What a grand idea !  :)
That "blue zone" is a July-August thing eh ?
Give a heads up and I'll tour down from Ottawa area.
Have wanted to catch a fresh chinny for a long time.
We could look for the "blue lagoon" while we'll out there too.  :D
Wicked Wicked  :) :)
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off shore deep water trout and salmon
« Reply #1 on: February 28, 2012, 12:43:57 PM »
i got a phone call last night from a friend who i fish salmon with. i was telling him about the yak i bought and he had a good idea.

on a flat calm day load the yaks in a boat and head out into the "blue zone" and look for a temp break thats holding fish. somewhere between 250fow and 400 you will find colder surface temps and the temp break from cold to warmer water acts like a wall to baitfish. you will see bait busting the surface as coho and rainbow are feeding.
short cores like 3 to 5 colours of leadcore with spoons can be killer. plus when if you hit a good bite window the action can get a bit insane

 i own a lund 18 alaskan wide open tiller that can handle 3 yaks gear and guys no problem. i was wondering if anyone would be interested, we split fuel cost (a run out to 400 fow of water is about 40 mile round trip and 50 bucks in fuel) and safety in numbers because you are alone out there.

 

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