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3/17/08 @ 3:35 PM
SFC S
User since 1/24/06
you know, you're a hypocrite.

3/16/08 @ 9:09 AM
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pha
User since 3/2/08
spent 2 days in the islands day the first day was slow we did find a couple of fish and a few light biters the only action was on a black beetle with small piece of glow tape the size of your finger nail added to the bottom. The second day was better and bright green and white were the colors to have on. A real nice mix of fish were caught with three fish over 30" caught and one lost 10' below the hole. unfortunately we found the active fish late in the day on saturday and were not able to fish on sunday. Most of the action came from depths greater than 200'. It pays to spit up and move around some times keep in contact with each other via cell phones or radios its works as good as when your trolling. Please remember to practice cpr this is a wonderful resource and the experience of bringing a 20# fish up from 200' and deeper is second to none. Also if you bring them up slowly they seem to have a better chance to empty their air bladder. There are other methods of bleeding of their bladder but i am at a loss as to what they are if anyone has suggestions please post them. There were fish lost on both rod and reel and wire with no advantage seen in either method. I believe it boils down to your confidence level in the equipment your using the higher your confidence is the more successful you will be, wether its the direct link thrill of wire hand lining or the forearm numbing effect of a rod and reel.

3/12/08 @ 8:50 AM
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ICE DEPTH
14 inches
pwbobber
User since 2/20/08
Fished Bark Bay last weekend and had a great time. Had 14" of ice in 145 fow. Almost everyone caught fish on crooked hook or beetles with herring. Group of 8 guys landed 14 fish from 23" to 34"

3/10/08 @ 9:02 PM
SFC S
User since 1/24/06
no one been out??? awful quie here!

3/6/08 @ 5:31 PM
SFC S
User since 1/24/06
apostles, how do you cut your bait if you dont mind me asking? Thanks. SFC S

3/5/08 @ 6:45 AM
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JKH431
JKH431
User since 1/8/05
Being a former user of wire and a bobbing hoop, I must say that it was the way to go back then.. But with all the rod and reel combonations that are available to us Lake Trout guys, in my opinion, thats the way to go (drags are nice when you have a big fish, cut hands from wire sucks)... Using wire or line (I prefer a braid of 30 to 40lb test), you will still loose fish... Mostly due to the fact that once a Laker is hooked, or any trout to that matter, they are notorious to rolling... And with the big hooks on some of these baits,they wear holes and can pop freely because of this.. This is why, either with wire or line, you must first have a hard hook set.. And I mean hard.. I tell clients to try and break the rod on the hook set.. Then, give no slack line to the fish during the fight.. Keep steady tension!!! And always.. I mean always, use a stinger hook with baits that have big single hooks... And sharpen all hooks razor sharp...

Its definately a learning experience.. Some days they slam bait and stay hooked.. Others they bite hap hazardly and get hooked weird and shake off.. But with the advice already given and some above, you should start to keep fish hooked..

Jim Hudson

3/4/08 @ 9:40 PM
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Apostles
User since 6/17/01
Switch to a "Crooked Hook" with herring/smelt cut bait. Most of the time a medium weight "crooked hook" will do, except in extreme current where the heavier bait is a must to hold bottom. Try to be within a foot of bottom. Move the bait vertically only several inches to create a flipper action of the tail. Even drop the bait right on the bottom, let lay for a few seconds, and then slowly raise the bait to see if the fish grasp on. Any slack on the line set with your all! How you cut your bait is critical! SLOW motion is the key!! And wire line for a great feel!! Apostles

3/4/08 @ 8:30 PM
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pha
User since 3/2/08
Spent the better part of the day in the islands again today my brother in law iced 2 trout 1 - 26" and 1 - 30" and i got skunked again and had to listen to him. Both fish came on a large glow air plane jig. I was using beatles of variuos sizes and had a couple of taps on white also tried yellow and purple with no luck, same results on buck tail jigs and spoons. We did mark alot of fish cruising through around 10 a.m. and thats when there was some action. The rest of the day fish would occasionally come in have a look and seem to move on. Any suggestions on triggering finiky fish.

3/3/08 @ 8:36 PM
pha
User since 3/2/08
We will be heading up on tuesday and I'm going to spend the day fishing with wire,at least for a while. I talked to friend of mine who said the same the same thing about rod and reel combos. He claims after 120' he loses a lot fish with a rod and reel within the first 20 feet and thinks wire is the way to go at depths greater than 120'. I have been using 35 lb super braid and a 20lb mono leader, with a spinning reel and keep my hooks sharp. Thanks for the info and thanks sfc for getting me started on this web site when i should be working. I'll let you know how tuesday goes.

3/3/08 @ 4:43 PM
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Apostles
User since 6/17/01
One other thing to remember when fishing deep water - even the slightest current will produce a "bow" in your line and that slack must also be taken up before getting a hook set. Apostles

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