Eating-size Great Lakes Salmon.

Posted on August 31st, 2022

The Grdosic family really enjoy getting out for different species of fish and also enjoying them fresh-caught. Recently they fished Lake Ontario for eating-size salmon.

Great Lakes Salmon under 7lb are ideal eating size.

Even though many anglers try and hook big Chinook Salmon, the smaller fish in the 5-7lb range are the best for eating. They usually have a firmer, pink colored flesh.

Small Chinook Salmon often referred to as “shakers” over 3 lb make for ideal eating.

Same lures will work for the smaller salmon that includes fluttering spoons fished off downriggers, flasher/fly combination and also cut-bait/heads fished either off a downrigger, Dipsey Diver or sinking lines.

Juvenille Chinook salmon will continue feeding off-shore while mature salmon over 15lb will head in-shore to start making their spawning run.

The main key to locating the smaller salmon is to get off-shore in deeper water where the juvenile fish are feeding all season long.

Make sure to check the fishing videos on our Italo Labignan YouTube channel and if you have any questions just email them to me at Ask Italo throughout our www.canadian-sportfishing.com website.

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