I love to target big, summer Great Lakes Chinook Salmon using downriggers and diving devices. July & Aug. are two of the top months to catch these silver Kings that are frenziedly feeding before they start to stage for their fall spawning migration.
Finding trophy Chinooks is no easy task when you consider how big these lakes are. That’s where using a high quality fishfinder like the Raymarine Axiom gives you a big advantage. It’s nice to be able to see your downrigger trails on your screen and any large salmon that are teased from below to take a look at your offering (featured image). It’s also nice to see salmon that are right on your lures so that you can be ready to jump and grab a rod that starts pumping!
Fishing is all about stacking the odds in your favor; choosing good, stable weather, fishing the right depth/water temperature, using the right lures and having eyes underwater!