Great Lakes anglers that love to target spring salmon & trout normally fish salmon spoons, some body baits and flasher & fly combinations.
In the last few years more and more anglers have discovered using strips of herring and even strips of squid to troll either on their own or behind a flasher.
Capt. Aldo Nava who operates Niagara Fishing Adventures has had an amazing spring fishing the cut-bait heads with strips of squid. He purchase the squid bodies only from a local grocery store, cuts them to the right length/width strip and then dyes them in a salmon egg cure to a bright green color. I think he’s on to something!