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Slamming salmon: mid-summer chinook action on Lake Ontario

Image Via: Patrick Walsh

A reel contest

What's better for slamming Lake Ontario's chinook, level-wind or single-action reels?

Walsh with chinook
Bob Sexton

The key to trolling is to keep a keen eye on the rods, jumping on one if it pops and setting the hook (unless you’re using steel line, with which you let the fish set the hook). Here, editor Patrick Walsh hoists a thick 12- to 14-pound chinook, typical of the many fish caught on the trip.

Bob Sexton

Bob Sexton

Growing up in Gander, Newfoundland, and Peterborough, Ontario, Outdoor Canada's managing editor Bob Sexton jumped at every chance to wet a line and head afield. After spending half of the 1990s working as a tour guide in Latin America, he completed a Bachelor of Journalism from Ryerson University in 2001 and was hired on as Outdoor Canada's assistant editor. Since joining the magazine, he has won two Outdoor Writers of Canada awards, in 2008 and 2011, and contributed to numerous National Magazine Award winning or nominated stories. Sexton is the past president of the Canadian Society of Magazine Editors.

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