Image Via: Patrick Walsh
Image Via: Patrick Walsh

Slamming salmon: mid-summer chinook action on Lake Ontario


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.