Took my brother out Saturday morning. Fished from 5:30 til 9am, then had to go help a cousin.
Best fish was a 3 pound laker... Had one decent salmon 2 1/2 pounds or so... a few runt salmon... several white perch... and one smallie (first smallie in quite a while).
Ran four lines... two leadcore and two riggers to start. The leadcore had flies and riggers had lures. Not even a bite on leadcore after a couple hours so sent down all four riggers instead.
At the advice of John S and Popeye, I put a CWC off one of the riggers... took about 45 minutes but we finally hooked up on something decent with it. It never jumped, but sure acted like a salmon??? Ended up throwing the fly when it crossed another line. Never did see it.
Hot lure and depth was 36' with an orange/black/copper smelt gun. Picked up a couple of the runt salmon at 88' down while trying to tease up a laker???
Best fighting fish of the day??? A 15" white perch! Man, those little buggers can fight. That little guy pulled the rod tip right to the water before we got the rod out of the rod holder. I thought for sure it was a big ol' salmon.
Actually I think we went 45 minutes without a bite at one point. That was when I tried trolling through the "lakers" down deep... only to start catching short salmon (13-14").
I wish we had more time... I would have liked to fish a different area. Launched out of Center Harbor that morning and didn't want to run all the way to the south end to fish. Oh well... at least I got to spend some time with my brother and catch some fish.