Fished since I was a kid. I prefer to spin cast. Open faced reel. Spent many summers on Shuswap Lake, Blind Bay area.
Best fishing were two times in my memory.
Once I took a summer job in geophysical mining camp on Baffin Island. The Charr run like salmon there and as long as they are not landlocked they grow huge(up to 30 lbs.) When we had off days we would helicopter to the spot they were running to(at). This would be a bite every cast. Fight for 15-30 minutes to bring it in and cast again. I remember the ones we kept we would hold up by gills and the tails were dragging on ground. The Charr are my favorite fish to eat. Think cross between salmon and trout with bit of walleye and you get the idea. They have to be the ones who access the ocean not the land locked ones.
Just a couple of summers ago I too a job in northern Saskatchewan, (Stony Rapids), This is on east end of Lake Athabaska on the river. Late in fall, the trout run to lake and it was similar to described above. Red & white Spoon and catch one every cast or every other cast. Every night as the sun set just after work or after supper.. Good times.
I remember catching Dolphin fish in Mexico and losing a Barracude that same day but trolling is not my favourite way to fish.
Good times.. Good fishing guys.
Walleye fishing on Chain lakes... Oh yeah.. Agree with Cheersman above Walleye fry hard to beat.