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Putting out a Spread Open Water Trolling Lake Ontario Salmon & Trout Shane Thombs April 6 st 2008.

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1 Putting out a Spread Open Water Trolling Lake Ontario Salmon & Trout Shane Thombs April 6 st 2008

2 Trolling Intrusiveness Feeding Response: Active, Neutral or Negative Your Presents: Intrusiveness »Positive or Negative Stimulants to Fish –Masking Intrusiveness »Cloudy Conditions »Waves »Off Coloured Water Historically it can be suggested that because the water is clearer, the amount of masking your intrusiveness has been reduced. April 6 st 2008

3 Intrusiveness Effect Fish What makes my Trolling Spread Intrusive? Effects fish Positively or Negatively –Measured by… Curiosity > Positive Spooky > Negative April 6 st 2008

4 Intrusiveness as a Tool The control factor in a spread –Combination of … ATTRACTION –Used to draw fish into the spread when Curious –adjust amount of attraction to Curiosity – Spookiness TRIGGER –Parts of the spread that get the bites –Attention to details – colour, depth, speed of Trigger baits April 6 st 2008

5 Spread Teamwork Balance of Attraction and Triggers –Rods ran individually -less productive Compounding results Parts that make higher Attraction vs. Triggers Clues to help make a productive spread –What does the graph tell you? –Changing conditions? April 6 st 2008

6 Where in the Spread? Inner Group Dynamic High Level Intrusiveness Attraction is high Good for Curious Fish Good for making turns Easier Rod Management Not as equipment diversified Most understood by GL trollers Middle Group Dynamic Somewhat Intrusiveness Attraction is medium - high Good for middle range curious fish No tight turns, but you can navigate freely Most difficult Rod Management group Most equipment diversified Accounts for more salmon across the lake then any other group Least understood by old-timer trollers Outer Group Dynamic Lowest level of Intrusiveness Attraction is lowest Good for spooky fish Slow steady turns, poor in boat traffic, limiting navigational options Not an easy Rod Management spread group Somewhat diversified in equipment The least used spread group, but gaining popularity- FAST Somewhat understood by old-timer trollers, but with a new age twist.

7 Inner Group Downriggers! Attraction Flasher/Fly short lead

8 Middle Group Deeper Divers April 6 st 2008

9 Outer Group Planer Boards –Inline –Conventional

10 Example Spread <40 ft Curious Fish & Actively Feeding –High Attraction –Inner & Middle Spread (clustered)

11 Example Spread <40 ft Spooky Fish & slightly off the Feed –Low Attraction, more Trigger –Middle and Outer Spread (scattered)

12 Example Spread ft Curious Fish & Actively Feeding –High Attraction –Inner & Middle Spread (clustered)

13 Example Spread ft Spooky Fish & slightly off the Feed –Low Attraction, more Trigger –Middle and Outer Spread (scattered)

14 Example Spread ft Curious Fish & Actively Feeding –High Attraction –Inner & Middle Spread (clustered)

15 Example Spread ft Spooky Fish & slightly off the Feed –Low Attraction, more Trigger –Middle and Outer Spread (scattered)

16 Leadcore Albright Knot

17 Copper Wire Deeper with less line out then Leadcore- over 1 1/2 times deeper! 2.7 mph, Depths by great lengths 150 ft (5 colours) 200 ft (7 colours) 300 ft (10 colours) 350 (12 colours) Leadcore (27lbs) 22 ft32 ft40 ft48 ft Copper (35lbs) 32 ft43 ft62 ft68 ft Copper Reel Size: Walker 888 or Walker 330LC Walker 500 LC or Okuma 45 Walker 500 LC or Penn 345GTI April 6 st 2008

18 On the Water Consulting Info available to fast track your success Bring 16 years of salmon charter fishing experience to you’re your boat. Rigging your boat Select the proper equipment to maximize success Learn the basics and advanced techniques to catch more fish. Visit my website for more…www.FintasticSportfishing.com Consulting on your boat or my boat (1-4 man trips) April 6 st 2008

19 Thanks For Your Time Visit my website… *Good Luck this year and see you out on the Water! April 6 st 2008


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