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Cory and others have talked about catching salmon in the North Channel, East of Deckers and West of Algonac in about 60 feet of water.

What's the best rig, if I don't have downriggers? I've got a little boat and some big poles, but I'm not sure what lures to use or how to keep them at the right depth.

What's the best trolling method?

Thanks,

Jeff
 

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Have had a boat based in a marina on the North Channel for the past 20 years. It seems that the salmon come in in April, May, and the early part of June.

A local resident once had a boat parked near mine who had a different twist in fishing for the salmon that you could use. He did not use down riggers.

He used what he called bottom knockers and used the same baits (Bomber long A's) that I did. The bottom knocker was about a 3 to 6 oz. sinker rigged about a foot below a 3-way swivel and with about a 3 foot leader to the bait. He would let out the bait while trolling down stream until the sinker hit the bottom and let out about two more rod lengths of line before setting the rod in a holder. He would only fish from 10:00am until 2:00pm. I found that it is gaurenteed to get snagged on the bottom but it produced both Kings and Walleye for me.

Use this method to fish along the edges of the channel.
 

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just my h2o cents worth?lol if ya be heading upstream gitya sum dipsy divers a wonderbread j-plug n sum inline sinkers.heading down a flashy spoon or flasher squid combo with weight
 

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jefff,

We fish the St. Clair River in front of the Edison Plant for salmon and do really well. As a matter
of fact I'll be out there Saturday. Unfortunately, we use downriggers with bombers and rapalas.
Last year about this time, there were plenty of people out there fishing with success the way
got_one explains. The great thing about fishing this area this time of year is that there's a chance
to catch King's, Coho, Steelies, Browns and Walleye. Good luck and go get 'em!

Canuck
 

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Thanks for all the help!

Has anyone tried Z-Wings? They sell a setup that doesn't require downriggers. It looks pretty good.
 

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skie-bum click on the site above your post.

h2o<---says z wings seem perfect, amazing!!
 
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