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On the water this morning @ 530, not much going on until about 630. We landed 4 lakers 4 rainbows and 1 salmon from 630 till about 930. the wind came up and the bites was gone with the wind. we fished till 11 am. Depths were from 30 - 40 early gradually down to 50 ft for the last hour. Best fish was a laker about 4lbs. Salmon was about 16 inch rest of the rainbows and lakers were 12- 16 inches. No hot lure to speak of, using mostly top gun and stinger scorpions w/ gold or copper belly.
Really strange to see so few out there trolling....have caught a few nice salmon on winni this year but they are few and far between. Hope they (F&G) can figure it out, cold water fishing is really taking a hit!
We went out on Saturday morning- got on the water at 0550. Got a small laker at about
0630 at about 40 feet of water. We caught a couple of rock bass early. Then we caught
Lakers almost every hour until 1100. The biggest was 20 inches- he was spitting little smelt out while I was taking the hook out. We hooked up with a good size salmon around 0930 but he broke off at the boat. All in all it was a great day out.
It's not the Winnipesaukee of old when you could put upwards of 20 - 25 Landlocks & Bows in the net. It's been more like the other lakes, Squam, Newfound, Merrymeeting, etc..... you work hard for all you get. I've worked hard the past few years, it's paid off. I've learned Winni well. Opening day until closing day, following their patterns of eating and spawning. They certainly move around certain areas. Currents, natural springs, wind movements, etc....
We share this knowledge with our clients, wether fisherman, wanna be fishermen, tourist, etc... They leave us w/better understanding of our fisheries. By keeping a positive attitude that we'll catch fish helps. I've been a Landlocked Salmon fisherman for over 50 years now. I've seen our lakes in a lot tougher situation than they're in now! I'm planning several trips down to the federal hatchery in Nashua, NH. Very excited about them raising our Landlocks.
Looking forward to the month of September this year. The Landlocks don't seam to ready to quit biting yet. With the late ice-out this spring hopefully we've got some exciting fishing in front of us. All i can say is "Keep Fishing". Again, thanks for keeping this site alive. Captain Bob Wyatt/Wyatt's Flys Charters
I too have fished Lake Winni for many years and have seen the LL salmon population go up and down whether it was from lack of smelt, overstocking, or failure of a year class. The good news usually is if the quantity goes down the quality goes up. Of course in this day and age of Navionics, GPS, planner boards etc. we are much more efficient than we where years ago when the only Lo-K-Tor was the Lowrance Green Box and I'm sure hook wounded fish are a factor especially when the water is warm.