Trout's advice is right on the money, in my experience. You can experiment with other lures, like bucktail jigs, and various spoons if the jigs aren't working for you. I've caught macks on vertical jigging rapalas, krockadile spoons, and buckshot spoons, on occassion, but most times I don't have to stray from tube jigs and cut bait.Trout said:99% of the people in this site will tell you to use tubes with cut bait.. Success depends on the lake but fish 30-70' move around and you will catch Macks. Granby Green and Williams are some good lakes if your coming from denver. Also buy a lake map and look for humps, flats next to deep water channels and you should be in the right area.
TroutFishingBear said:I've been using a white tube jig/bucktail hybrid lure created by freshwater basics this year with pretty good success thus far.
Hey TFB I have been using the freshwater basics tube jig/bucktail as well with great success at Blue Mesa as well. I have only found them at Sportsman's Warehouse....Do you konw where else to get them?
They couldn't catch a mack in colorado to save their lives. They fish completely different because their fish are completely different.hook said:besides, they are manufactured in upper penninsula Michigan, you'd think the youpers would know a thing or two about catching mackinaw.