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Water temp and suckers

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At what water temps do you fella start sucker fishing? I have been slow to try live bait fishing, but last Fall I changed my thinking some about this and would like to do a little more of it. What water temps do people recommed for keeping them buggers alive?

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You can use them in pretty much any water temps, just ask the catfish guys. Won't last as long, key is acclimating them to water temps - just like with the little pet fish you get from a store.

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For the are your gonna fish Scoot, I would say as soon as the cowgirls stop working!!! Low 60's they will stay alive but low 50's is when they get eatin more!!!

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I live bait fish all year long, more so in the fall, but so far did really well on deeks in july, ecspescially at night with big light up corks

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What is the brand of light bobbers do you use PC? I have always wanted to try night bobber fishing for muskies but have never seen a big enough light bobber.

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i forget what brand it is, i think its thill. either way there long cigar shaped corks, and just the tip lights up. They work very nicely, sometimes the true cow suckers give ya problems but usually there problem free. The duck tape method works great to, there is alot of glow options on the market so just expierement. Personally i like the aerodynamcs of the cigar shaped corks, i beleive the fish doesent feel as much weight on the rig, who knows maybe they dont care. I have seen instances where pike and muskie perfer the sucker on a bottom rig with no cork, just a egg sinker and your rig. just loosen your drag and set your clicker like your fishin cats, just remember to tighten your drag before u set the hook. i set the hook first by just holding down the line with my thumb, then hold tension on the fish while quickly tightening the drag.

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