Hi Italo,I was wondering if you fish a J13 for salmon off of harbours doesn’t the J13 not sink enough since it floats? Also what is the best time of year to charter a boat for Lake Ontario salmon and steelhead fishing?

Posted on May 2nd, 2015

rapala_j13I do. In the fall I cast them off of piers for staging Chinooks that move in and out of the harbor, and also in the Niagara Whirlpool when the salmon are in. In the spring I flat-line troll them in water less than 60′ with/without planer boards and also run them off a downrigger set about 5-10′ below the surface. Even though the Jointed Rapalas float, the J13 dives to more than 15′ when trolled, or if you make a long cast (especially if you use a braided line like the Sufix 832 braid in 20 lb. test/6 lb. test monofilament diameter)….God bless you, Italo

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