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mrpike1973

help how do i troll spoons

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help i bought a bunch of the cheap dardevle type spoons about 3 inches long when i try to troll them they just skip on the top i thought i was going to fast so i just drifted same thing i dont get it how can a metal spoon float? i have a 9.9 moter small 14 foot boat if that helps i would like to troll for mr pike i thought this was a cheap way to go about it maybe im wrong thank you

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Put an inline sinker ahead of it, or even a split shot or two, about a foot or two or three ahead of it. With spoons you might want to consider using two swivels, or a snap-swivel and also a leader with a swivel. They can twist pretty good if speed gets them spinning all the way around.

Good luck! My fav spoon is a MN Vikings one my Grandson gave me, always is good for some pike smile

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Spoons you must go very slow, use your trolling motor if you have one...or do like BoxMN said.

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You may have salmon spoons. They are a lot lighter and you have to have a way to get them down other than their own weight. They are not meant for Northern Pike type of speeds.

You want to go and find some original Daredevils. You can feel the weight. Probably about 5/8 to 3/4 oz. in a 3" spoon.

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you just might have salmon spoons, my dad and i trolled spoons for pike all the time it works great troll slow let the spoon do that work

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