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Hot outside and so is the fishing (BROOK TROUT)

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Well this morning was foggy as you can see in my video with moisture all over the lens on the way into the lake and the humid air made it even hotter in the canoe but it paid off the brook trout were hungry.

 

 

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Awesome video, Curt.  I agree summer brookies are a lot a easier than what a lot of people seem to think.  Do you just run a pinched worm behind that small gang troll?

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Hi Kurt,

I am amazed that you could catch under those conds. What were the water temps like, surface or at trolling depth The only success I have had in the summer was quite late in the evening, near dusk.

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21 minutes ago, SirCranksalot said:

Hi Kurt,

I am amazed that you could catch under those conds. What were the water temps like, surface or at trolling depth The only success I have had in the summer was quite late in the evening, near dusk.

Water surface temp was 75 F .I drop temp gauge down and find 52-54 f.I have caught brook trout all times of the day. 

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2 hours ago, SirCranksalot said:

Hi Kurt,

I am amazed that you could catch under those conds. What were the water temps like, surface or at trolling depth The only success I have had in the summer was quite late in the evening, near dusk.

Like Sparky I'm a big fan of using gang trolls for trout. I use the 48" 7 blade Big Hammer for summer Lakers, and smaller ones like in the video for Specks and Bows on inland lakes. The bottom line is that they call in fish from a much greater distance and then once fish get closer the flash from all the blades further enhances the illusion of a school of baitfish. Once you find the cool water depth, trolling covers so much more of the lake and your lure is always in prime depth as opposed to casting. If we catch a fish then we'll circle back and redo the run.

Sparky those are nice trout for sure. Well done, I bet it took a good while for your your smile to go away after that venture. I have lot's of gang trolls, but I never had one with Chartreuse beads. I take it you like that one, do you find it makes a difference? Also, have you ever tried a ford fender gang troll? It can be run at a bit slower speed to get more depth on those deepest sections of the lake with more thump than the willowleaf blade.

 

Cheers

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6 hours ago, smitty55 said:

Like Sparky I'm a big fan of using gang trolls for trout. I use the 48" 7 blade Big Hammer for summer Lakers, and smaller ones like in the video for Specks and Bows on inland lakes. The bottom line is that they call in fish from a much greater distance and then once fish get closer the flash from all the blades further enhances the illusion of a school of baitfish. Once you find the cool water depth, trolling covers so much more of the lake and your lure is always in prime depth as opposed to casting. If we catch a fish then we'll circle back and redo the run.

Sparky those are nice trout for sure. Well done, I bet it took a good while for your your smile to go away after that venture. I have lot's of gang trolls, but I never had one with Chartreuse beads. I take it you like that one, do you find it makes a difference? Also, have you ever tried a ford fender gang troll? It can be run at a bit slower speed to get more depth on those deepest sections of the lake with more thump than the willowleaf blade.

 

Cheers

Yes i have run the bigger blade gang trolls also as for depth i fish max 30 feet most fish are in the 17-25 ft range.I have gang trolls with orange or with green they both work very well also.As for speed i troll @1,4 to 1.7 mph.

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Wow, you were able to drag all of this equipment, canoe, motor, battery, fish equipment through the woods? How did you do that? Did you have to walk far?

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1 hour ago, SirCranksalot said:

Thx, guys. How do you know your troll/bait is at the right depth i.e. the right temp?

 

I use line counter reel and or i will bounce bottom in 15-17 feet and then reel up just a hair to get correct depth most lakes i fish are rock bottom so you don;t need to worry about weeds getting on tackle.

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18 minutes ago, mamona said:

Wow, you were able to drag all of this equipment, canoe, motor, battery, fish equipment through the woods? How did you do that? Did you have to walk far?

I use atv but sometimes its 3-4 trips walking 1/4 mile carrying gear to lake.

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On 8/13/2018 at 8:57 AM, SirCranksalot said:

Thx, guys. How do you know your troll/bait is at the right depth i.e. the right temp?

 

I run the bigger gang trolls on lead core. Each colour gets you down about 5 ft....maybe a bit more with the big thumpers.....but its a good way to repeat the same presentation. Pretty basic set up, but its worth its weight....caught me lots of trout. 

 

S. 

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I carry a selection of keel weights.  Start light (1 oz) and go heavier as needed (usually don't need more than 2)  like curt said, I've never had to go deeper than 20 feet down for summer brookies.  I also try to only fish cooler darker windier days.

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