Tips for fishing for landlocked salmon? Waleye?? Lake and Rainbow Trout?? Where to find in a lake?

Nick Santamaria

I'm new to fishing for these types of fish and I was wondering if any had any tips????

Posted by Nick Santamaria Expert Member created over 8 years ago - last updated over 8 years ago
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Tim Hockensmith

wher are you located and what bodies of water are you near that you'd be fishing ?  Let's start there and get to basics on each ... sound good ?  

Posted by Tim Hockensmith over 8 years ago - Report Abuse

Nick Santamaria

Lake Winnipesaukee NH.............moultonborough

Posted by Nick Santamaria Expert Member over 8 years ago - Report Abuse

Last time i fished for Land locked ,"cockanee" , (spelling?), Salmon, was in '72 at lake, Pend Orielle, WA , pronounced , Ponderay, we used a special line that was mulit colored every so many feet to count the depth of bait, don't remember what bait, we used, but i do remember the smokee flavor when we smoked them , at the time the limit was 35 a day, would like to know if things have changed, expect so, WOw what great memories! , Thanks for asking, just get out there and fish, just enjoy Nature and something will hit your line, enjoy! AJ

Posted by Aj Shapiro over 8 years ago - Report Abuse

Tim Hockensmith

what's the bottom structure like ?... gravel and rocky or, fairly smooth overall with structure like stumps trees, etc, or is it mucky and muddy ?  For walleyes in my area they stay near the bottom of river and lakes with rocky-structure or gravel bottom so we troll with lures(crankbaits and such) or tip a jig wih minnow or nightcrawlers which they love and jig them up and down as you float across schools of fish (we find schools on sonar)... Lakers use spoons and troll with them if in boat, same with Rainbows with spinners, such as Panther Martins or Rooster Tails... if stream fishing for trout, spinners still work  to resemble flies but up our way the holdover or washed down trout becoming hunters love big night crawlers and crayfish, and also Mikes' salmon eggs or equivalent... Good Luck

Posted by Tim Hockensmith over 8 years ago - Report Abuse

John Gordon

To Nick : are you shore fishing or in a boat?   To A.J. : The line you were using is called lead core. the different colors are every 10 ft. so you can keep track.

Posted by John Gordon over 8 years ago - Report Abuse

Joe Pych

I don't believe there are Walleye in Winni, is there? But you will find salmon, lakers, and rainbows for sure.

One big tip is to talk with Alan at AJ's Bait and Tackle in Meredith, NH:  He'll get you geared up.  I like the Top Gun and 61 spoons.

Also, Winni has great guides. Cody Dodds (a member on this site) is on Winni all the time and can put you onto the fish: has an excellent discussion board related to fishing the big lake.

Posted by Joe Pych Elite Member over 8 years ago - Report Abuse

Aaron Pierre

My top picks for trolling rainbows is a fly or a f-7 perch or silver rapala 40 to 60 ft down with a downrigger

Aj , i hear stories like yours all around  lake pend oreille (idaho) but man have things changed . kokkanee are now catch and release because of too many macks and rainbows.

Posted by Aaron Pierre Expert Member over 8 years ago - Report Abuse

Nick Santamaria

thanks everyone!

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