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Atlantic Salmon run between drummond and detour.

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There are Atlantics in the Detour area, The weather and the Dirty water coming down the St.Marys has made things pretty spotty most days..

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Told you I'd give you some info:

Got on the water at 10:00am Sunday, 6-9

Trolled out up to 2 miles past the light house, east side

Trolled 2.2-2.5 and got nothing

Liz on 68 mentioned they were getting fish and were trolling at 3.0

So, after 2 hours of nothing, within 10 minutes of going to 3, we starting getting fish

6lb Laker, 90 FOW, Rigger down 90, blue dolphin stinger

3lb Atlantic, 95 FOW, Rigger dow 90, blue dolphin stinger

7lb Atlantic, 105 FOW, Dipsey diver out 65, Nuclear Veggie

7lb Laker, 100 FOW, Rigger Down 90, Miami Dolphin

15lb King, 95 FOW, Stacked on Rigger down 80, Mixed Veggie

3lb Atlantic, 95 FOW, Copper out 200, Orange Crush

Trolled up to 2 miles past the lighthouse and back. Nice Depth Changes just south of the lighthouse that held fish so we figured 8 there. Bite really got hot from 2-3pm.

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There are at least 5 nets in the Detour/Drummond area.

there are 3 in the river itself. 2 of them are on the red can side 1 is on the green can side, they are out of the shipping channel but you still need the be carefull. there has been one off and on between the ferry dock and frying pan island also.

There are at least 2 more down by espinor and one of those is a pot net (trap Net), the rest are gill nets, this was as of saturday June 15th. They move those nets from time to time so be on the lookout.

On a high note, we did land 9 fish Saturday afternoon on a charter, 3 of the 6 atlantics we landed came in at 12 pounds each, we also landed a 11 pound King, 2-5 pound lakers and the 3 smaller Atlantics. We took fish on 1-2-3 colors of lead, dragging Warrior Flutter spoons (Steelhead candy both the glod and silver blanks, Mod Blue dolphins, and the chicken wing) the riggers were also pretty active, set fron 30 to 40 feet,( met. yellow tail, Warriors Mag Banana nut muffin, and there "mag Glow shark) free sliders in blur Huckle Berry and Banana Nut muffin Glod blank).....

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fished out of the bay between Espanore and cream city point looking for a stray walleye with no luck. Could see the net that is in the usual place between the point and island. Next time up I hope to try the same area for atlantics.

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Fished Sunday through Friday. Learned a ton about the area again, just when you think you have it figured out you realize you don't. Ended the trip with 35 atlantics, 12 kings, 8 lake trout, 6 steelhead, and a coho. You locals are blessed to have such a diverse fishery right out the back door. Back to lake mi for the rest of the summer.

Good luck

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Had a wonderful week with friends:thumb: and was able to make it on the water all week. Went 21 out of 25 with a mix of atlantics , kings, lake trout and pinks. they seemed to hit on anything we threw out ...except spinner and fly... what a nice area to fish.. did get messed up with a submerged net by frying pan island, but that was the only mishap... looked for the addict but we must have missed him .. We will make our way back here again.:thumb::thumb::thumb:

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We called for Chuck a couple of times on the radio but I didn't remember the boat name. We were in a white 25' sport craft, the boat was at Fort Drummond Marina. This was our 4th year heading up to chase the leapers. What a blast!!! Fishing was not as good as last year but definatly good enough!!

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