Today I had the pleasure of fishing with Mississauga Mayor Hazel McCallion, Toronto Mayor Rob Ford, Cabinet Minister Julian Fontino and Walter Oster, Chairman of the Canadian National Sportsman Show aboard the Salmon Express operated by Captain Dolly, out of Port Credit, ON. As most of you know, we just had a cold-front move through the last couple of days producing a significant drop in temperature & strong winds. The winds blew in cold water from he open lake causing fish to scatter.
Taking advantage of low winds this morning we started out at 8am and headed out to 300′ of water where we hoped to hook some nice rainbow trout and if winds picked up, we could always head back to shallower water to target Chinook salmon.
We fished the Rapala Trolling Combos rigged with Rapala Monster Trolling Reels and Hydros Counter reels with Sufix 832 braid, Sufix 832 leadcore line , used with Sufix Fluorocarbon leader material & copper line. To cover a wide range of depths in the water column we used downriggers, Luhr Jensen Dipsey Divers & planer boards in addition to the downrigger lines.
The action was not fast and furious, but we did manage to land some trophy rainbow trout and on nice Chinook salmon that almost pulled Hazel to the edge of the boat. Rob Ford acted quicky and held on to her to make sure the fish did’nt get a chance to get her close to the edge. Remeber, Hazel is 92-yrs old! She did a great job landing the fish….congratulations Hazel!
We also lost another large Chinook and some rainbows. The charter included breakfast, refreshments, fruit and I had a chance to barbacue one of the rainbow trout to compliment the barbacued chicken and salads…now that’s fishing in style.
In-between the action I gave some excellent tips on choosing the right trolling outfit, fishing the right Great Lakes Luhr Jensen spoons, good tips on sinking lines to use and the new TriggerX cut-bait heads and strips.
This show really features the excellent urban fishing opportunity that awaits anglers all season long right in front of Mississauga & Toronto, ON. If you would like to enjoy an excellent day on the water trolling for trophy trout and salmon right in front of the GTA, just contact Captain Dolly at www.salmonexpress.com .