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Rapala Great Lakes spoons for trophy spring salmon.

Posted on June 1st, 2014
Big Chinook salmon love to strike larger spoons.  The Rapala & Luhr Jensen salmon come in several popular sizes and colors to meet every :big_water" anglers needs.
Big Chinook salmon love to strike larger spoons. The Rapala & Luhr Jensen salmon come in several popular sizes and colors to meet every :big_water” anglers needs.

When spring salmon converge into the shallows in less than 50′ of water they are there primarily to gorge themselves on the large schools of baitfish that are feeding in the warmer, shallower water and other baitfish that are there for spawning, like smelt.Now is an excellent time for small boat owners who may not have all of the serious deep-trolling gear to have some fun simply flat-line trolling, or using planer boards, diving devices like the Luhr Jensen Dipsey Diver and especially sinking lines like the Sufix Performance Leadcore.

Three excellent spoons that consistently catch Great Lakes salmon!
Three excellent spoons that consistently catch Great Lakes salmon!

The keys to consistently hooking these feeding salmon is to locate the schools of baitfish they are in pursuit and running the right spoon that is the right size, configuration and has the right action to fool them into striking.Rapala gives anglers some excellent choices in their Blue Fox Matrixx, Luhr Jensen Coyote series and the Luhr Jensen Shoehorn spoons.  All of the above are proven salmon catchers.  Anglers will do well to vary the depth they are trolling at to cover the 15-30′ of water below the surface, vary trolling speed between 2.5-2.9mph, and change up colors until they find the right combination!

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