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Old 05-05-2009, 07:58 PM   #1 (permalink)
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how deep do people here troll? bottom bouncer are on the bottom, but do you troll different things at different depthes? for trout and walleye.
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GREAT QUESTION! Do you use a trollers bible?
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Old 05-05-2009, 08:18 PM   #3 (permalink)
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A lot of it depends on the time of year and the species I'm pursuing. Lots of different factors to consider:

-Species
-Water temperature
-Time of year
-Thermocline
-Time of day

In a nutshell, you want to know the pattern of the fish you're fishing for. This time of year, right after ice off, trolling can be productive for kokanee, walleye, trout, wiper, etc., etc.

The later in the summer, as the water temperature warms, lake trout will go deeper, white bass and wiper will stay shallower, kokanee will be deeper, etc., etc.

There's a lot of factors to consider
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Get a lead core set up...two is better...Troll 1.5 MPH...

Run one two colors out...Run one three colors out...

If there are trout in the water the chances of hooking up are good. try rainbow/brown trout patterns...perch pattern...mimick the natural forage where you are fishing.




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Old 05-05-2009, 09:26 PM   #5 (permalink)
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i try to put my baits 2 to 5 feet above the depth most of the fish are at on my fishfinder. some days it will be 10 to 12 feet and others it might be 40 to 45 feet in winter it might be 75 feet
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Definitely depends on way more things than you mentioned.....time of year...water temp...species....location...

For instance...at Pueblo...I will troll spinnerbaits on leadcore and try to get them around 15-20 feet deep because the wiper are around 20-25. All depends on the fishfinder IMO. Just like walleye seeker says.

For trout...it's a little easier IMO. Trolling in 10FOW near shore with stickbaits....hard to beat that.
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As deep as the fish
Seriously depends on the fish and the mood. I really don't fish lakes much for trout, but often you want the lures the same depth as the fish. When fishing piscavores typically you want to be above the fish.
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when using lead core line a good rules is 2 to 4 feet deep for every color that you are out.

i troll alot with lead core , i put 80 to 100 feet of mono on the ned of it , using this i run 3 to 4 feet per color , with a floating rapala.

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good info guys. i have only fished saltwater. i dont have a depth finder, just a 10 foot boat. i think i will try to troll a rapala or xrap on one line and maybe a bottom bouncer on the other with a crawler? ill use a three way swivel with a small weight to get it down a little for the rapala. any thoughts? yes i know i need a depth finder, but with this economy it will have to weight. i am mostly fishing barr lake.
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good info guys. i have only fished saltwater. i dont have a depth finder, just a 10 foot boat. i think i will try to troll a rapala or xrap on one line and maybe a bottom bouncer on the other with a crawler? ill use a three way swivel with a small weight to get it down a little for the rapala. any thoughts? yes i know i need a depth finder, but with this economy it will have to weight. i am mostly fishing barr lake.
if you are using lead core line you will not need any weight.

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