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Lake trout

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What is everybody favorite setup for lakers

Mine would be trolling a rapala with a 2-4 oz weight and a six foot leader

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Spoons--thats all I use. Bigger the spoon--bigger the fish. I like Canoe spoons in peral with red dots or silver with red stripe.--Gotta have some red in it. I've been known to put a piece of red tape on a Doctor spoon.

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wow nice laker, I am a rookie for the lakers. So when you are using spoons are you trolling them deep with weights

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I troll here fairly fast--2.4 to 2.6 mph on my gps. Late May thru middle of June I'm looking for shoals in about 10 to 15ft of water. Lakers are fairly boat shy so long line out or use planer boards or yellow birds (in line planer boards). About the middle of June I'm looking for shoals 20 to 30ft down and then I add 1 or 2oz trolling wieght. Late June and July thru Sept I'm downrigging but I rarely go deeper than 40ft on the rigger even though I'm trolling over 2ooft of water.

Lake Superior I like to troll really slow--about 1.7 to 1.9mph with smaller spoons. Crockidiles--aligators--doctor spoons--wardens worry in silver with some red or green with red dots.

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well thanks for the info. especially the depths that is always nice to know.

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What time of the year are you asking about? We like to use different things as the patterns change.

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My favorite is vertical jigging white tube jigs. The jig head can vary. I am not a big troller.

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Casts- Do you jig in open water? I've done it through the ice with much success, but never on open water.

I'm watching this thread with much interest. We haven't had too much luck on opener the last few years and are expanding our methods.

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