Captain
Bob Tatarsky

Member since June 2017 Mississauga, Canada
Background
"We have best salmon fishing in Canada right at the City of Toronto's doorstep." Captain Bob Tatarsky grew up holding a rod in his hand, fishing with his friends. He moved to Ontario in 1980 and has been fishing all of the lakes in the state since then, with special attention paid to Lake Ontario. For the past 4 years, he's been guiding customers on exciting fishing trips on Lake Ontario and other fresh waters of the area. One of his most memorable catches was a 40lb Sturgeon, which fought him for half an hour!
Techniques
Trolling spoons, flies and natural bait are best techniques catching trophy size salmon.

Hey, I'm Captain Bob Tatarsky

Mississauga, Canada
Background
"We have best salmon fishing in Canada right at the City of Toronto's doorstep." Captain Bob Tatarsky grew up holding a rod in his hand, fishing with his friends. He moved to Ontario in 1980 and has been fishing all of the lakes in the state since then, with special attention paid to Lake Ontario. For the past 4 years, he's been guiding customers on exciting fishing trips on Lake Ontario and other fresh waters of the area. One of his most memorable catches was a 40lb Sturgeon, which fought him for half an hour!
Techniques
Trolling spoons, flies and natural bait are best techniques catching trophy size salmon.

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Salmon Catcher Charters Toronto Ontario

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Mississauga
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Special Rules for Taking Trout and Salmo
Special Rules for Taking Trout and Salmo
Jun 27, 2021 Mississauga
A moderate steady retrieve will give the fish time to adjust to changes in water pressure. Trout and salmon caught in many cold water lakes are caught in very deep water. Bringing them to the surface is particularly stressful because the fish experiences a substantial reduction in water pressure. At 100 feet deep the pressure per inch is four times greater than at the surface. In this situation it is important not to "horse in" the fish but to bring it to the surface slowly but steadily. Fish brought up from deep water may need "burping." Burping is a method of expelling excess air from the fish's swim bladder. The drop in pressure causes the swim bladder to expand, increasing the fish's buoyancy and causing it to float belly up. Left in this condition, many fish die as a result of the surface water's warm temperatures or attacks by predators. But in trout and salmon, the swim bladder is connected to the esophagus, making it possible to squeeze excess air out. To do so, hold the fish gently on its side and gently, but firmly, squeeze the belly from the vent toward the head. You will be able to hear the burp as air is expelled from the bladder. Do not squeeze the head and gill area, as that could damage vital organs. Stimulate the fish to dive deeply. Once burped, the fish should be able to dive down to the deep cold water. But it may require further assistance. Two methods have proved useful in stimulating fish to dive. One is to vigorously thrust the fish, head first, into the water. The slap of the water, and the plunge downward usually stimulates the fish to swim down. Another technique is the "release when recovered" method. Hold the fish gently at the middle of its body with its head pointed downward at a 45 degree angle. In that position a gentle side-to-side motion (or slow speed of the boat if trolling) can be used to move water into the mouth and over the gills. As the fish recovers, it will begin to kick, and slide out of your hand. When its tail passes through your hand, give the tail a quick squeeze. This seems to stimulate the fish's swimming action, causing to dive with more vigor. Remember, the idea is not to catch the tail, but to compress it as it slides through your hand. When is burping and additional handling needed? Let the fish tell you that. Start by handling the fish as little as possible, i.e., flip it off the hook with needle-nosed pliers. If it is able to recover and returns to the depths, you have avoid a lot of handling. If it is unable to dive, the head first plunge may be enough or burping and the "release when recovered" technique may be required. Based on fisherman observations landlocked salmon taken from 30 feet deep can be flipped off the hook will do fine. Salmon from 60 feet deep may need some help to recover. Lake trout seem to be more sensitive than salmon. A lake trout brought up from 60 feet will probably need to be burped and given some help to dive back to deep water.

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Montreal, QC
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October trip with Salmon Catcher

VERIFIED   5 Hour Trip - Salmon Fishing (AM) on October 9, 2021
Late review for my October 9th trip but my memory is still fresh thanks to the hard work Capt. Bob put in! I booked...
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Brampton, ON
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Afternoon trip with Captain Bob

VERIFIED   4 Hour Weekdays Salmon Special PM on October 15, 2021
Captain Bob took us out for an afternoon trip and we could not have asked for a better experience! Captain Bob was knowledgeable,...
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Kitchener, ON
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6 Hour AM Trip

VERIFIED   6 Hour Salmon - Fish Guaranteed AM on October 17, 2021
Had an amazing time this past weekend fishing with Captain Bob! With his expertise, we managed to pull out a few big fish!...
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Stratford, Ontario
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Half day trip with Captain Bob (3pm)

VERIFIED   4 Hour Weekdays Salmon Special PM on August 26, 2021
Captain Bob was amazing today! He explained the boat and mechanics to my very inquisitive 9 year old without missing a beat. ...
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Newmarket, Ontario
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VERIFIED   4 Hour Weekdays Salmon Special PM on July 8, 2021
This fishing charter was so fun!We took a 7 am to 11 am 4 hour trip to maximize our catching opportunities. Definitely recommend...
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