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Old 03-05-2018, 05:46 PM   #1
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Is May 11th too late for good salmon trolling?
Seems the soonest I can get valeted is that date...was hoping to get out sooner!
At least itís before Memorial Day!
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Old 03-05-2018, 05:49 PM   #2
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Is May 11th too late for good salmon trolling?
Seems the soonest I can get valeted is that date...was hoping to get out sooner!
At least itís before Memorial Day!
No, my favorite month for trolling salmon is actually late July and August!

Good luck!

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Old 03-05-2018, 07:06 PM   #3
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No, my favorite month for trolling salmon is actually late July and August!

Good luck!

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Thanks Dan!
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Old 03-06-2018, 10:05 AM   #4
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Yeah a lot of people think salmon fishing in the summer is crap but to be honest itís better as the salmon have to head deeper to survive. Youíre basically cutting the lake in half to hunt for them. I love early morning summer fishing!


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Old 03-06-2018, 10:54 AM   #5
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Itís still pretty hard to beat the excitement of trolling flies on the surface for the first few weeks after ice out! There is nothing more satisfying than to fight a spring salmon on a fly rod!
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Old 03-06-2018, 12:11 PM   #6
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Just curious for those who troll with flies in early season. Are you on the surface, using sinking line, or a down rigger? I am looking to give the fly rod a try this spring!
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Old 03-06-2018, 02:30 PM   #7
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Itís still pretty hard to beat the excitement of trolling flies on the surface for the first few weeks after ice out! There is nothing more satisfying than to fight a spring salmon on a fly rod!
Yes, that's what I experienced years ago! Trolling streamers behind the boat and the salmon are right on top! Hopefully there will still be stragglers in mid May when I can launch my toon...no down riggers for me yet, just lead core.
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Old 03-06-2018, 02:32 PM   #8
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Just curious for those who troll with flies in early season. Are you on the surface, using sinking line, or a down rigger? I am looking to give the fly rod a try this spring!
Right after ice out you don't have to go too deep. A couple of colors on the lead core should be good!
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Old 03-06-2018, 05:11 PM   #9
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Ill take ice out thru May over July most any day. Much more challenging in the spring and agree with the above fishing the top water is a blast. Much easier on the fish as well if you are catch and release.
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Old 03-06-2018, 05:58 PM   #10
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Sinking fly line with tandem hook streamers are the best. Go to AJs and he will share what’s hot! Or my way is “bright day=dark fly. Dull day=bright fly”. I’ve got the best deal in the world. My wife likes to drive the boat!

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Old 03-06-2018, 09:13 PM   #11
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Ha ha I'm not sure she likes driving but she has no choice.....
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Old 03-06-2018, 11:20 PM   #12
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OK I'm convinced gonna hit AJs and pick up some spring salmon gear and troll the surface.
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Old 03-07-2018, 12:22 PM   #13
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When I was a 'yout', my Dad & friend trolled the surface using 'Grey Ghosts' flies, they were always a favorite, and got the job done !

Do any folks still use these today ?
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When I was a 'yout', my Dad & friend trolled the surface using 'Grey Ghosts' flies, they were always a favorite, and got the job done !

Do any folks still use these today ?
Sure do! Always a must in my book along with a few other standards like the green ghost, supervisor, Mickey Finn, Magog smelt, Barnes special...I had luck with one called the Meredith Special a couple seasons ago.
Lots of hardware these days too but years ago the Mooselook warbler was king!
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Old 03-07-2018, 06:02 PM   #15
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Try a grey ghost with red beads. #4 tandem. MY FAVORITE!!
Another favorite. Winni smelt beaded
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