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    Trolling sinker's

    Any body go trolling using trolling sinker's
    Just started using them a couple 3 times at the end of my fishing season.
    Haven't got a fish on this rig yet.
    But iam going to keep working on it. In fact just bought
    3 more weights.
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    I use 1oz to 2oz sizes when trolling Lake Michigan. Sometimes I even double them up in line, for a three to four ounce weight, depending on current and wind speed.
    These weights make it easy to determine the depth of the troll with flasher and spoon or fly.
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    I use them often for inshore fishing. 3-4 ounce torpedo weights with a Clark spoon about 20-30 ft behind it. They don't go as deep as the planers. Good for having baits a different depths.

    Great for blues and Spanish mackerel.
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    I found a couple videos on you T.
    Can't wait to try them again.
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    We use those sinkers rigged 2-3 feet in front of a flasher, followed by cut herring on a 3 foot leader. That is how we rig for Chinook and Coho Salmon in some of the local rivers.

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    I used them frequently when trolling with 7" Rapala X Rap Magnum's to get them down a little deeper, and help them to "behave" while doing a turn.
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    The biggest thing I found with stuff like this is to find a sinker design and swivel rig that resists spinning or twisting... Either from the weight itself, or from the lures/bait used.... You will probably have to do some testing... I would intentionally rig something that spins bad to test the rigs to make sure it will isolate the bad behavior from the rest of your gear up the line....

    There's nothing like the fun of your lines tying themselves into endless knots because the lead or the spoon was spinning for 30-minutes of trolling behind the boat.... I know swivels are supposed to work to reduce this - but they never work as well as I would like them to...

    Next for me is... Where is it going to break if I snag a rock/stump/log? Will I just lose the end of my rig (hook/lure/weight) or will I lose 75-feet of line + the whole rig including all the sinkers, swivels, leaders, and lures?


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