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Old 03-28-2006, 07:44 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I am curious to what speed most people like to troll at.I know that there are diffrent factors involved,but what speed for leadcore and flashers?How about just pulling crankbaits and spoons?I know its trial and error but i am just curious what some rule of thumbs are.I was trolling today at 1.5-1.7mph(water41deg)and caught a couple,but not the results i had hoped for,so I decided to cover the water faster(2.3-2.4mph)and had better results,with bigger fish.Any advice would be appreciated.

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Old 03-28-2006, 07:56 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I have found that 1-1.5 mph is the best for me. Have caught alot of fish at this speed.
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Old 03-28-2006, 08:22 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Usually vary my speed from .8 mph to 1.5 mph.
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Old 03-28-2006, 08:31 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Slow as I can go (.9 - 1.2), maybe average 1.8, and up to 2.5 at times.

In other states up to 3.5 for stripers or salmon.

I start from my average in general for; walleye slower, lakers average, kokane average or slower, Rainbows, average.
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Wow,i am suprised at how slow the speeds are.I was looking at the action on a couple of crankbaits going 1.4-1.5mph and it seemed to me that they had very little action to them,but I will try the slower speeds and see what happens.Thanks for the info.

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How are you determining your speed? Unless it is GPS it might be off by quite a bit. Just a suggestion.
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Like FE said GPS can be way off check this out I am thinking of buying one and trying it out, everything I have read about it says its the sh%$ for realy knowing how fast you are going..
http://www.jannsnetcraft.com/trollin...762504920.aspx
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Old 03-28-2006, 09:22 PM   #8 (permalink)
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Actually BigBlue I said UNLESS it is GPS it might be way off. GPS is very acurate I think, I can drive my car at 5 and 70 with my handheld GPS and the GPS matches my speedometer almost perfectly. I think GPS would beat what you are suggesting. That's my opinion at least.
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The funny thing is until last year I never knew how fast i was going,come to find out i was running almost 3mph(that was how fast my motor ran while idle).Finally got a GPS last year.But now I am probably overly concerned with trolling speed.I caught alot of fish hauling ass.

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Keep haulin if it works
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