Last weekend not getting our usual "multiple" (there's that word again) Salmon, I tried running a few spoons at my preffered speed of 2.5 to 3, to see if I could improve the bite. I had a fish on instantly, then another one, both on the same spoon, then the rods with streamers started to hit too, same speed, I ran a mix for 3 days and had similar results.
So I ended each day with "multiple" Salmon again, unfortunately all 2 yr olds and 1 runt 4 yr old. Older Salmon are near non-existant except for a few left over from 2007 stocking. With a healkthy batch of 2's now shpowing and decent size (9 to a lb) yearlings added Squam should make decent come back in time.
Now with the new yearlings in the pond, I may have to go back to 100% Streamers til they find the bugs.
I seldom go over 3 mph unless by accident, but it dont bother me at all to go tha fast, we can cover allot more of the lake in considerably less time using streamers.
By the way Mike, I took your advice as well as a few others and sold my boat dent in the Pontoon and all, new owner wasn't bothered by the small dent at all. When I told him how much it might cost to fix it, he thought he would pass on that.
Have a great weekend,
they seem to look ok at fast speeds, may try using bigger hooks this year when the speed picks up, i lose alot going fast with them. i like to size the lure up and buck the trend when yoy's come up, some bigger fast lures would be good. anybody that looked at that boat wasnt going to worry about a small dent under the water line, too nice a boat