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Any advice for fishing for maks without downriggers? And maybe some trolling tips for them browns. Went up there 2 weeks ago with no luck thinking about going back.
 
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Lead Core line...

Lead Core line...

Any advice for fishing for maks without downriggers? And maybe some trolling tips. Went up there 2 weeks ago with no luck thinking about going back.

Do you have access to any lead core line, it will get you down rather deep with out the aid of downriggers.

Chuck
 
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I'm assuming that's what people have been calling leaded line and i don't have any or the money to get some. I do have several 6 ounce ball weights and banana weights ranging from 1/2 to 3 ounces and many 4 ounce dollar weights and some tear drop shapes wights i think that are 5 and 8 ouncers. maybe use like 20ft leader and drop a heavy weight down to the bottom and pull it back up a few feet? Also what size of a rapalla or flatfish do you think i should use for flat lining. Someone told me using a ford fender was a waste of time up there but i don't see why one wouln't work.
 
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You've got more choices than you think. Even with your limited resources. I assume to have a sonar. If not, go home. If you are trolling for touge (as we called 'em back east) you need to be able to hug the bottom. The idea to drop your gear to bottom and pick up a few feet will work for jigging w/o electronics. In that case, any type of jig will work. You ever been ice fishing? Same idea. Locate structure next to deep water, anchor up, jig, hold on! Easy. want to troll? Make a poor man's down rigger with what you have. A stout rod with heavy line or just a length of thin rope. Attach the biggest weight you have. To that, attach a clip of some sort for your release. Aligator clip, clothes pin, one of those paper clippy things from work. Point is, think outside of the box. What ever you use, figure out how to count the depths so you can adjust and/ or repeat as needed. Without leadcore, this is your best shot. You attach all that crap to your line, and you may as well be finishing the honey-do list.

Let me know how you do. I am dying to get down there.
 
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early cresent fishing

early cresent fishing

If you are looking to catch lakers in the early spring at cresent, forget the deep trollling...you should be casting spoons in the shallows....the fishing will be there from ice out through about 4 weeks...then jigging has always worked best for me in that lake...
 
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i was up there a few weeks ago and there wasn't any ice. we trolled the bank with various lures and even tried adding various weights. i seen some guys catching lakers in the middle without downriggers. they said they were using 5 ounces of weight with 20' leader and buzbombs or wigglewarts. Not sure if they were telling the truth though. no sonar but have been sucsessful trolling some of the local lakes. i only have crappie and steelhead jigs in my box so don't think i'm gonna do any jigging. i've been lookin atWelcome to... might try to imitate some of there tactics.
 
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lakers

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Well, I wouldnt be trolling at first...I would be casting large spoons in the shallows....3 to 4 feet.....without a fishfinder forget trolling or jigging...you need to know where or you have no chance....5 inch silver buzz bombs is what worked best for us jigging....
 
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without a fishfinder forget trolling or jigging

well i don't have a fish finder yet but i have done o.k. without one. We just try different locations, gear, and depths until we find them. People have been trolling way before sonar and anyone who is too spoiled to fish without one isn't a true fisherman.
 
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Man, gotta love the friendly, outgoing attitude. Going to get alotta "tips for them browns" like that. Come on bud, your telling people they arent real fishermen in the same thread as you asking how to fish. Lighten up.
 
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attitude

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Yep, you can bet that I will never offer help to you again...
 
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Gentlemen, a lot of times an off-the-cuff comment can be misinterpreted, as I hope is the case here. I am sure that Thuggin4Life did not mean his comment to be as rude as it sounded. We don't want to start sounding like the participants in other fishing forums, do we?
 
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Gentlemen, a lot of times an off-the-cuff comment can be misinterpreted, as I hope is the case here. I am sure that Thuggin4Life did not mean his comment to be as rude as it sounded. We don't want to start sounding like the participants in other fishing forums, do we?
Sorry dave I thought that was the second time you told me that i was wasting my time without sonar. someone else told me to go home if i didn't have sonar but i thought it was you. i wasn't trying to insult you personally i just know that from experience that you can still get into some fish without sonar. if this was true then how did people fish without it before it became available for us to mount it on our boats and find them? also it is my personal belief that it is kinda of lame if a person isn't willing to fish just because the boat isn't outfitted with sonar. I plan on trolling for fall chinook on the siusla this year probably without sonar and i think i will do alright. My dad used to do it all the time in the early 80's without sonar and he did alright. This winter i do plan on giving my boat a serious makeover and sonar is on the top of the list. I've just been getting really s***y cards delt to me in life since december and can't afford sonar now but i'm still going to fish. And i do appreciate all the advice you guys give. I deffinantly going to be doing some casting. I seen some areas up there last time that would be great to try that in. This is a method i have tryed many times in the local lakes when i see a good opportunity for it or trolling isn't working out so well. and we don't want this to turn into a thread like that other one.
 
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Right on man. Cards, cruddy cards, or no cards at all, (or no sonar at all), fish like theres no tomorrow! Good luck out there!
 
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If you are looking to catch lakers in the early spring at cresent, forget the deep trollling...you should be casting spoons in the shallows....the fishing will be there from ice out through about 4 weeks...then jigging has always worked best for me in that lake...

Yup, and if you fish the shallows you need to be there EARLY, the fishing drops off when the sun hits the water.
 

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