Daruoho, we used 25# and 30# braid with 50# test leaders. Trolling. Two club members were up there today, 11:30 to 6:30; 96 pike. Weather conditions have been near perfect the last few days, i.e. stable. True there was no great size to 'em, but still a lot of fun. We don't net, by the way, bring the fish into the boat and remove the lure with long nose pliers and go. Takes about 30 seconds instead of messing with a net.
Bass Abductor, Buck probably is smiling up in Heaven; probably at the skeptics. You need to break out those spoonplugs and learn to use 'em. You need to watch some of the videos of guys at Lake St Claire catching 100 small mouth a day. Check out Youtube for spoonplugger videos. Take a look at the Spoonplugger forum http://spoonplug.net/phpBB3/