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Old 08-30-2006, 04:09 PM   #1 (permalink)
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My son and I are going to give Granby a try on Sunday. I've not been there with a boat before. We've never caught a laker and would like to target them. First off, where should we launch? We don't have downriggers so we'll need to use snap weights or bottom bouncer setups to get down in the water column. Any suggestions on how to go about it and which lures we should be packing would be greatly appreciated.
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Old 08-30-2006, 08:55 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I'm guessing at least one person sent you a PM!
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Old 08-30-2006, 09:18 PM   #3 (permalink)
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A couple very helpful PM's came through. I'm pointed in the right direction and can't wait to get there. Thanks much!!
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Old 08-31-2006, 10:14 AM   #4 (permalink)
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for trolling use snap weights(3-5oz) with big spoons or cranks.

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Thanks Jay, I have 5-6oz snap weights, hopefully that and superline will get me down to the fish. By big spoons and cranks, how big are you talking? 4 to 5", or even bigger than that?
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I like to use 3-4in spoons. My best luck w/ cranks has been using jointed cranks.

I like to let out about 50ft of line than snap on my snap weight and drop it down to the bottom. I dont keep contact with the bottom as some do. I like to let it drag up a few feet from the bottom.


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If you were going Saturday Id say find me out there and ill give you some spoons.


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Thanks for information and the offer, I'm pretty sure we will only be there Sunday however.

I was thinking about letting out about 25 feet of line before the snap weight so thanks for the 50 foot tip. I'm using Spiderwire and Fireline, do you think a less visable leader such as mono or flourocarbon is necessary?

Also, from your experience is bumping the bottom at Granby going to cause frequent hangups?
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Also, from your experience is bumping the bottom at Granby going to cause frequent hangups?
That is why you need to find Jay and use his spoons.
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That is why you need to find Jay and use his spoons.
EXACTLY!!! I dont mind taking one for the team

Thats why I dont like as Terre says "Bouncing my monkey balls off the bottom" Not a big fan of getting snagged especially when I when I have a 4 pole spread going. dont want to have to pull up 4 poles and 2 riggers. Maybe thats why I dont catch fish*


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