After 19 years of tournament fishing and chartering on Lake Ontario it’s not often that I am impressed with some of the “gadgets” that tackle companies come out with. However with the Shark Cannonball I have to say I have been pleasantly surprised. I have never used a product as unique as the Shark Cannonball. It is unlike anything else I have tried in the past. The weights design is it’s best feature and from the performance you can see a lot of time was spent perfecting it. Tracking is flawless. Add to this the unprecedented ability of the weight to also work as an attractor and you quickly see why these weights have taken off so here on Lake Ontario. Almost all the charter boats on our river now run the Shark weights. As the 2006 season quickly approaches I am looking forward to another successful year trolling with the Shark Cannonballs on board my boat “Prime Time.”
Screamer/A-TOM-MIK is on the big roll this summer recently winning the Oswego Pro Am and the Orleans Pro Am. Dave and his team have been winning derbies for years using the famous Shark/A-TOM-MIK combo. Good luck at Sodus Dave!
“I think the Shark is the greatest downrigger weight ever made. It tracks perfectly straight, it doesn’t have the blowback of conventional round weights and the chrome prism pulls fish into your pattern.
It is in a league all by itself. I don’t know of any other weights that attract fish.”
Captain Vince runs Sharks when he is fishing the big tournaments, but equally important to us is the knowledge Capt Vince runs Sharks in his everyday charter business.
Diabolical is based out of Northern Michigan, and travels throughout the Great Lakes to compete in the biggest salmon tournaments. From Lake Michigan’s Tournament Trail Series and Salmon Showdown TV series, Lake Huron’s Spring Fling, to Lake Ontario’s Tightlines tournaments, Team Diabolical is always looking for the biggest tournaments they can find. Next stop, Troll Master Bornholm 2017…
The 17.5 lb shark took our biggest King, 120ft down, The sharks tracked great with very little blowback. The big guys live in the cold water and these new sharks will Get’em!
Captain Tom Burke, Captain Andy Bliss, Captain Tom Allen, Scott Lewis, Rick Droslin, Dave Falato and Rob Ripka. Ever since we handed the special $1000 cash prize for winning the Oswego derby with a Shark Cannonball to Team Cold Steel/Atommik in 2004, we knew these guys were the real thing. They have been using the Shark/Atommik combo right from the beginning and have never looked back.
‘For this year, my personal count of salmon approached 800 fish. This is the third year in a row this has happened and I hold your Sharks responsible. Their ability to attract and excite fish is no longer a question, it’s a fact! Thanks for an unbelievable product!!’
Fishtown Charter Service
Captain Gehrig owns and operates K and G Lodge in New York State Greg is one of the ‘Top Guns’ on the tournament circuit and runs one of the finest charter services on Lake Ontario.
Mike is a dedicated salmon fishermen who has lived in Alaska all his life; he fishes the icy waters off Ketchikan whenever he has a chance. Ketchikan is widely regarded as the salmon capital of the world.
Captain Rich runs a charter service out of Soudas Bay in Fair Haven NY. He has been fishing the Great Lakes for the past 21 years. Rich has been using Shark Cannonballs successfully for both his charter fishing program and tournament sport fishing for many years. He has had great success with our Shark Tournament spoons in the last two seasons. This is Rich`s second year as a US coast guard captain. Welcome aboard Yankee One.
Captain Greg Yost – Clovis, California
“I have had those sharks since 2004. They have taken a beating but they keep producing quality fish.”
Capt. Jimmy “Ace” Samia has been winning with Sharks for 14 years.
The biggest fish of the weekend in St.Catharines hit a shark spoon tight to a rigger only ten feet down with a black faceted shark in front of it.
Captain Casey started fishing Lake Ontario at the age of 5 with his dad and grandpa out of Mexico Bay New York. Casey hooked up with Cold Steel as an observer for the Oswego Pro Am. The following year Casey was invited to join this popular team, he fished every tournament with Cold Steel for the next 3 years. With all that success and experience it was time to go out on his own, it was the start of Team Dirty Goose. Casey’s team went on to win the A-T0M-MIK Triple Crown back to back a feat no other team has done. Casey has been on the Shark Pro Staff since the beginning.