Hey italo! I am planning on heading up to the gta next weekend for salmon bowmanville the credit i can not make my mind up anyways i will be float fishing with a centerpin what do you sugguest for early salmon and what type of shot pattern would i run i have only fished big water not small streams

Posted on September 8th, 2016

Hi Paul,

If we get some rain on Sat., Sunday should be the best day. Bowmanville may be your best bet, but I don’t think there will be many fish in the rapids and pools. There may be more staging at the mouth in the harbor. Guys are catching them in the tribs, but few and scattered. Set-up for the center pin is same as for steelhead in the smaller streams.

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Your lead average will be 2-4′ below the float in the rapids/pools, 6-10′ in the harbor mouth. Leave at least a 14″ lead between your hook and the first split-shot sinker. Stagger your split-shot same as steelheading. Larger one closer to your float and go down in size closer to your float. Use enough shot to “neutralize” your float. ¬†Hope you catch some!!

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