HI Italo, I’m a lifelong fan of yours with a quick question. I just bought my first boat, 14ft Crestliner 25hp and live on St Joseph Island off the St Mary’s near Sault Ste Marie. I’m aiming to fish Salmon in the coming season but have no idea where to start when it comes to looking for structure or depths that I would find fish at. Before I spend $100s in gas trying to troll blindly I wonder if you have any suggestions about where I can start to look. I know the area around the power station is notorious for fish but I think it may be too busy for me being a beginner boated and downrigger. Thanks

Posted on August 9th, 2023

Hi Rob, thank you for your kind words and glad you have been enjoying out TV shows and videos. Congrats on getting your new boat. I’ll help you save fuel costs so you don’t have to search for Chinook Salmon near you. Fish just below the mouth of the Garden River where it flows in the back-channel of the St. Mary’s. The Chinooks stack-up there on their way up the Garden River. The water depth is about 20′. You can keep your boat in forward just to stay neutral to the current and use downriggers 10-25′ down with wobbling body baits to get them to strike. You don’t need a long lead out from the cannon ball, maybe 5-10′, the current will provide all the lure action…God bless you.

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