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lightning95
lightning95
USER since 1/7/14

MOON PHASE (15%)
Waxing Crescent
Headed out to 70 fow friday after work. Temp steadily dropped to 41* out there and 43 in 50 fow. Got one bite there in 50 on a 6 color and pink magnum spoon. Beautiful fish put back to hopefully break 30# someday.

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4/24/17 @ 1:19 PM
YonkerS
YonkerS
USER since 1/28/13

Prfish-

You can use a snap weight on your lead core to increase depth of your presentation.

I use a planer board release & attach a nickel sized split ring to it. The split ring is the attachment point where I thread the eye of the extra lead such as a keel, pyramid, or inline sinker.

I figure each oz of lead increases depth by 5' or so.

When using a snap weight system make sure you attach behind the lead core on your mainline to avoid introducing fatigue/weak spot  to your lead core.

I run a single core on inline boards for my setups farthest from my boat & add anywhere from 1-3oz of additional weight.




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4/24/17 @ 10:50 AM
North Shore
North Shore
USER since 2/13/13

Agree basswhole.  In the case of yesterday, winds were predicted to shift NE in afternoon.  I even made sure to be out of there in my 18 ft by then.

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4/24/17 @ 9:38 AM
basswhole
basswhole
MEMBER since 11/15/05
I fish pretty much exclusively out of my kayak, in and out of the harbor, and have not had any issues requiring assistance. But that is because I have a great deal of common sense, something that I find increasingly rare out there. You need be hyper aware of your surroundings, have the proper safety equipment (dry suit, radio, etc.) pick your days weather wise and have a have a kayak designed to handle big water just to name a few. There are a bunch of guys I know that fish safely and successfully out of kayaks but unfortunately I frequently run into those out in toy boats, no safety gear and generally no clue on what they're doing, those are the people that give the rest of us a bad name.

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4/24/17 @ 9:19 AM
Prfish
Prfish
USER since 2/8/13

The reasons for not wanting 10 i already have 2 and dont want to have 15 different leadcore rods and 10 colors seem to put alot stress on the drag system and bottom line comes down to money i woulx consider steel line but never used it before

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4/24/17 @ 8:48 AM
banjominnow99
banjominnow99
USER since 5/7/06

Can I ask why you don't want to go with a 10 color?


If the reason is that you don't want to pull in all of that line with a fish on but still want to get down to that depth, you may consider buying weighted steel line as an option. 

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4/24/17 @ 8:48 AM
North Shore
North Shore
USER since 2/13/13
Fishing out of a kayak doesn't seem so bad in the harbor but going out deep in 45 degree water is insane.  The track record of deaths the past few years in those things speaks for itself.  Be careful. 

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4/24/17 @ 8:09 AM
Prfish
Prfish
USER since 2/8/13

Hello fellow fisherman i am in the process of buying new leadcore rods but donot want to go with ten colors can someone give some info on how to rig 5 or6 colors with a weight i tried pulling up on line could not find a good way thank you in advance 

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4/24/17 @ 7:52 AM
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fishmunkee
fishmunkee
USER since 3/20/02

MOON PHASE (5%)
Waning Crescent

Got handed a big plate of skunk yesterday going 0/2. Inconceivable but then a dose of humilty isn't terrible once on a while. LOL. Marked big schools of fish as often as not but just couldn't get them to bite. Ran spoons, cranks, coho rigs, dipsies, DR, lead core, etc. Fished 35-60 fow never going further south than the south gap. Thanks to those who shared info - I guess I should've paid closer attention to what was said and changed my program. LOL - Live and learn.

Was a great day for a boat ride anyway... until that wind shifted... then we got spanked for real. Uncomfortable and wet ride into the dock. Glad they fished the kayakers out. I worried about those little boats as soon as that wind turned around.

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4/23/17 @ 6:49 PM
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Jason Woda
trophy hunter
USER since 9/1/01

MOON PHASE (11%)
Waning Crescent

Fishing is still phenomenal. We have concentrated on the harbor and it has been paying off. 20 for 35 Friday all browns. Spoons doing everything as that's all we are running. 1,2,3 color lead core doing most of the work. Spoon of the week was stinger copper confusion. Second place goes to wonderbread. Will be going on a coho mission One day this week. Hoping to find them. Love fishing for those things. Good luck and see you on the water!!

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