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Fall Salmon Habits

In a previous article we covered lure presentation on clear days.  Now let us switch gears and discuss location and presentation for Salmon in the last several months of their life.  I will just group them together and call them spawners.  For the fisherman in our area this includes Coho and Chinook.  On or about

Downriggers 101

Now is the time to think about changes to make you more productive next season.  There are many ways to go on this subject.  Over the next several articles I will try to cover topics like rigging, tackle and presentation.  My goal is to provide information, which should lead to more fish and less slow

Too Much Tackle

In the previous article we covered lure speed as it relates to fish species.  Correct speed along with good presentation in the temp location the target prefers will put fish in the cooler.  Let's talk about presentation.  My latest fish report talks about long leads on the downrigger.  How long is long enough?  Early in

Lure Speed By Species

In previous articles we covered my three most productive lures for July and August.  I will give a quick recap for those who missed the last issue.  My first choice is an 8-inch Luhr Jensen flasher green with silver and glow tape with a green fly.  The length of the leader from the flasher to

Hot Lures For Salmon

In previous articles we covered where to start if you have not been out for awhile. In this article I would like to help you with what lures to buy at the tackle store for a typical July or August trip on Lake Michigan. This is a very difficult question. Where I cannot possibly go