Episode 343: Touch of Flash Salmon & Take it Slow Pike

Today the Mercury Marine Destination starts us on Lake Ontario near St. Catharines, then up to Cree Lake in Northern Saskatchewan.

First, there is a lot of water to cover on Lake Ontario so a little flash never hurts, especially with Salmon, and this little addition is one worth remembering.

Then, it’s up to Cree lake Lodge.  Charlie joins up with co - owner Brandon Schreiber as the two face challenging conditions.  Dressing for the nasty weather and staying comfortable is half the battle, but with a vicious cold front, working through lure choices for the one the fish react to is the other half.  Let the fish decide, when they do it becomes obvious.

Species -  Lake Trout

Tackle -   Daiwa Sealine line counter reels, 20 lb test Seaguar Abrazx main line Fluorocarbon, Hot Spot Apex, Hot Spot Flashers,  Mustad Siwash hooks, Cannon rod holders and Cannon electric downriggers with stop at waterline feature, Humminbird Helix fishfinders, Mustad ball bearing swivels, Costa RX Polarized sunglasses 100% UV – A, B and C protection, Mercury 150 hp four stroke motor, Crestliner 1950 Fish Hawk, RAM 1500 with 5.7 litre Hemi engine

Technique -  Adding flash without changing the action.

Species – Northern Pike

Tackle –   Lucky Bug 7 inch Zombie Maxx, Mustad Ultra Point 3X treble hooks, 50 Lb test Seaguar Smackdown 8-strand Tournament Braided line, 130 lb test Seaguar Abrazx Pike and Muskie leader material, Daiwa Lexa 300 reels with Winn grip handles, Daiwa Tatula heavy action rods, The Rod Glove rod protectors, Viking 100% waterproof jackets, pants and bibs, Costa RX Polarized sunglasses with 100% UV -A, B and C protection, Crestliner 18 ft Kodiak welded boats, 60 hp Mercury Outboard motors.

Technique –  Slow cranking for cold front situations

Special Thanks :    Cree Lake Lodge www.creelakelodge.com

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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