Chris Johnston gambling today

Chris Johnston has ventured further out into Lake Ontario than any other angler in the top 10 today. As you can see in this photo by Shane Durrance, Johnston’s boat is rising and falling in the heavy swells. Johnston left the spots in the mouth of the St. Lawrence River to his brother Cory. He chose the high-risk, high-reward route into Lake Ontario.

“We took a gamble coming to this spot,” said Johnston of the area near Galloo Island. “I don’t know if we’ll get five, but we’ll try. We’re going to have to work for them today.”

Johnston’s got five, but they’re not the quality he needs, totaling only 15-13. He knows, however, that he’s in the land of the giants.