By Bojan (Bojangles) Zivkovic | 10/16/2013

This year’s charter season has kept me busy out in the blue zone almost every single day, which has made for less time spent fishing for early season Chinook salmon on the piers and in tributaries throughout Southwestern Ontario. As much as I love hardware chucking, trolling, and watching people catch trout and salmon in the lake, I get more excitement catching them from shore once they begin staging for their migration up Great Lakes tributaries.

Long rods, floats, light line, and fresh roe have always been my favourite way to target Great Lakes trout and salmon. It is a great change in pace after spending many hours trolling and hardware chucking off the piers for fish that stage early.