Episode 330: Finesse Bass & Early Season Salmon

Today the Mercury Marine Destination takes us up to Georgian Bay in Central Ontario, then down to Lake Ontario near St. Catharines.

First, drop shot can be one of the best ways to trigger hits from inactive Bass, but when fishing vertical, boat control can be the most important detail of all.  Not only do certain plastics work better than others, but new hook styles can even make it easier for you to tie up.

Then, early season Salmon can be tough at times, but tried and true attractors and favourite spoon combinations are hard to refuse, especially when attention to details are noticed, and temperature zones are created.

Species -  Smallmouth Bass

Tackle -   Daiwa LT spinning reels, Daiwa Tatula Elite Finesse Drop Shot rods, 8 lb test Seaguar Finesse 100% Fluorocarbon Performance line, Mustad Ultra Point No- Twist Drop Shot Hooks, X-Zone Pro Series Finesse Slammer with X-Formula Scent, Minn Kota Ulterra bow mount motor with auto stow and deploy, Humminbird Helix 10 Fish finders, Costa RX Polarized sunglasses with 100% UV - A,B and C protection, EGO Guide nets, Crestliner 1950 Fish Hawk with 101 inch beam, Mercury 150 hp four Stroke Motor, RAM 1500 with 5.7 Litre Hemi Engine.

Technique -  Drop Shot fishing for Bass

Species –  Salmon

Tackle – Northern King Spoons, Mustad Ultra Point Siwash hooks, 20 lb test Seaguar Abrazx main line Fluorocarbon, Hot Spot Agitators, Daiwa Lexa 400 size Line counter reels, Cannon Downriggers, Cannon Rod Holders and track system, Humminbird Helix Fish Finders, Crestliner 1950 Fish Hawk with 101 inch beam, Mercury 150 hp four Stroke Motor, RAM 1500 with 5.7 Litre Hemi Engine.

Technique – Finding warm pockets of slightly warmer water that hold and gather the early season cold water Salmon

About Charlie Wray

Charlie Wray has been host of the very popular TV show, Fishful Thinking, since 1990. Part of the success behind the show has been the very informative format. Perfect for both the novice and experienced angler, Fishful Thinking provides entertaining insight for all audiences...read more

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