Hey John, It can handle the pressure! A ton of bait, the big salmon we harvested had 3 smelt and 3 alewives in its stomach!
It is about 2 hours north of me (Hanover, NH) and I launch out of Apple Island Marina $8 and have lines in the water about 300 yards away in the Inland Sea.
Fishing was decent yesterday, a little slower for us. we picked up a few "future trophy" fish and one nice fat 4lber. The bite turned off for us around 10:30 in the Inland Sea so we moved out to the main lake and started to get right into them. One laker just shy of 5lbs and lost 3 very healthy salmon... it was very frustrating but a very fun time! The weather was gorgeous!
Hot lures were DB orange and Black - I had these on 3 lines and they were the only ones to steadily produce fish. Riggers were the trick too yesterday 23'-37' was our meal ticket. Only one fish on the lead at 4 colors.
Been emailing with Mac a bit, you guys are going to have a blast! Maybe I'll tow the Kool-Aid up for a day and we can try our luck along side ya!
Sounds like a plan, I need a good nubers day. Squam is getting slower than slow these days, not like no fish Nubi yet, but maybe 1 Fish Squam, lol. One day a skunk, next day a nice fish, unlike Winni, Squam tends to realy slow down in July and August, sometimes June as well, when you get that first big May Fly hatch it dies.