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Old 06-16-2019, 07:19 PM
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Default Trolling a Tube for Lakers?? (Video)

Well i had been asked if you could troll a tube for lakers. As I've never tried before I could not answer that question. I ended up picking my buddy James up off the dock to set out for the sole purpose of attempting to troll tubes for lakers. All I can say is I will defiantly be adding this to my arsenal of trolling methods as it was highly successful.

Anyone else have any different lure presentations that the stumbled upon that work for lake trout?

Feel free to check out the video of the action!

https://youtu.be/svrFz-EpGd4

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Old 06-16-2019, 07:27 PM
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With a bigger sized dodger and a short leader I couldn’t see why it wouldn’t be productive. I would maybe try a lighter type of jig inside instead of a big chunk of lead that way it would have more action under the water. I have yet to try any but I just received some lighthouse Jugheads and will insert a empty tube into one of them and try that. Next week.
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Old 06-16-2019, 07:48 PM
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2# dodger 2ft leader big flash fly or bucktail

Trolling big spinnerbaits with a swimbait trailer

Big spin “N” glo 3 beads and a 6 inch flash fly

There’s 3 uncommon tricks I use for Lakers
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Old 06-16-2019, 07:49 PM
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Would it be all that different from trolling a white/silver hootchie behind a big Dodger?
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Old 06-18-2019, 03:50 AM
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With a bigger sized dodger and a short leader I couldn’t see why it wouldn’t be productive. I would maybe try a lighter type of jig inside instead of a big chunk of lead that way it would have more action under the water. I have yet to try any but I just received some lighthouse Jugheads and will insert a empty tube into one of them and try that. Next week.
That may cause a very unique action! I liked the added vibration and flash of the chaser tail and think this may have benefited to a successful day.

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2# dodger 2ft leader big flash fly or bucktail
Trolling big spinnerbaits with a swimbait trailer
Big spin “N” glo 3 beads and a 6 inch flash fly
There’s 3 uncommon tricks I use for Lakers
Thanks for sharing might have to give a few a try one day!

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Would it be all that different from trolling a white/silver hootchie behind a big Dodger?
I've never trolled hootchies for lake trout before.
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Old 06-19-2019, 09:11 AM
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Any big ones this year? Last spring we caught two over 20lbs jigging where your at.
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Old 06-22-2019, 01:02 PM
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Nice video,great catch...
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Old 06-22-2019, 02:07 PM
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Good video. Try a lead head jig tied with the longer white whitetail deer tail hair instead of a rubbertail or tube. The smaller the lead head the better the action.
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Old 06-22-2019, 10:47 PM
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Ran across a weird laker set up kind of by accident. Had a flasher and salmon fly hanging straight down in the water near the bottom as The boat was a-drift and we were dealing with a tangle and reel malfunction on the other side of the boat on the other rod. So my buddy is unravelling line I'm holding his rod and out of the corner of my eye I see my rod double over with a fish on .....

I guess the boat was pitching with the waves (causing the flasher and fly) to become a jig ......

Reeled up a 7-8 laker.

When lakers are active - proves they will hit just about anything.

I tried using a micro flasher occasionally when jigging deep for lakers with a smaller (but heavier lure) below - sometimes it works better than anything else - often times it doesn't work at all - I guess it depends on the mood of the fish.
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Old 06-23-2019, 11:09 AM
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Any big ones this year? Last spring we caught two over 20lbs jigging where your at.
nothing over 20 yet. the biggest was probably that 14-15lbs range.

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Nice video,great catch...
Thanks!

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Good video. Try a lead head jig tied with the longer white whitetail deer tail hair instead of a rubbertail or tube. The smaller the lead head the better the action.
I love using a little hair jig when they are finicky in the winter time.
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Old 06-23-2019, 11:11 AM
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Ran across a weird laker set up kind of by accident. Had a flasher and salmon fly hanging straight down in the water near the bottom as The boat was a-drift and we were dealing with a tangle and reel malfunction on the other side of the boat on the other rod. So my buddy is unravelling line I'm holding his rod and out of the corner of my eye I see my rod double over with a fish on .....

I guess the boat was pitching with the waves (causing the flasher and fly) to become a jig ......

Reeled up a 7-8 laker.

When lakers are active - proves they will hit just about anything.

I tried using a micro flasher occasionally when jigging deep for lakers with a smaller (but heavier lure) below - sometimes it works better than anything else - often times it doesn't work at all - I guess it depends on the mood of the fish.

I think that is very true its just a matter of getting your presentation on front of the fish and if they are in the mood they will hit it!
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Old 06-23-2019, 11:55 AM
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Awesome vid, wish I could make it this year not sure but ya never know. Interesting set up. Hungry bite I think. Just a thought when bringing the fish to the boat and rod still loaded ( bent over with fish on) and you grab the line, and hook releases, (instant catch and release, for the fish, perfect!! But maybe instant catch on you) have you ever become "CAPTAIN HOOK" into what ever finger? Revenge from the fish I have, lessoned learned. Maybe let the rookies know in one of your vids. Or let them find out the hard way . Good job guys. Fun Fun Fun. How is September fishing at Cold Lake? Too windy or too slow? That might be the time for me or maybe middle August?
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Old 06-23-2019, 01:02 PM
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I was at pierce lake the last 4 days fishing was not great. We fished from 5:00am till 11:00pm every day boated over a dozen lakers do not to great. What we found worked a bit better was a 2oz tube just casted back behind the boat then trolled. Just a plain tube no spinner or anything.
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Old 06-25-2019, 08:28 AM
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Awesome vid, wish I could make it this year not sure but ya never know. Interesting set up. Hungry bite I think. Just a thought when bringing the fish to the boat and rod still loaded ( bent over with fish on) and you grab the line, and hook releases, (instant catch and release, for the fish, perfect!! But maybe instant catch on you) have you ever become "CAPTAIN HOOK" into what ever finger? Revenge from the fish I have, lessoned learned. Maybe let the rookies know in one of your vids. Or let them find out the hard way . Good job guys. Fun Fun Fun. How is September fishing at Cold Lake? Too windy or too slow? That might be the time for me or maybe middle August?
The fishing can be awesome in August and September! We've had some awesome days with many big fish in the boat in late August. Just remember laker fishing closes September 16th.

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I was at pierce lake the last 4 days fishing was not great. We fished from 5:00am till 11:00pm every day boated over a dozen lakers do not to great. What we found worked a bit better was a 2oz tube just casted back behind the boat then trolled. Just a plain tube no spinner or anything.
I noticed last time i was at Pierce that the lakers were a lot smaller overall. So we downsized a bit and started catching a few more. Even ice fishing we went to a jig and a parkers minnow and had non stop 2-3lber action with he odd bigger one.
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