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    [COLOR=#1D2129]Got out this morning for a couple hours in the canoe landed 3 brook trout and had to keep all 3 as they were hooked deep.<span style="color: rgb(29, 33, 41); font-family: Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 19.32px;"> 20180623_083857.jpg
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    Way to go sparky. That makes for a fine day out on the water. Nothing like having the lake to yourself too.
    I used to do a fair amount of midsummer fishing for Specks and Bows in the back lakes of Lanark Highlands back in the late 70's and eighties. All of our fishing was was done using that exact same method, except I would use rubbercore sinkers a couple of feet up the line from the troll and a 6 or 8 treble on the leader. I bought my first clamp on line counter exactly for that style of fishing as often depth can be critical. Before that I would count the number of passes on my levelwind and I tried that coloured trolling line too. Like you were using I have a preference for a 3 or 4 blade willowleaf, while a good buddy of mine who did real well preferred the ford fender gang troll, it has a unique shape to the blades which put out a different vibe. He used to nail some dandy ones too on this one particular lake down real deep in the hottest part of the summer. Like I'm talking over 5lb fish in well over 30 ft. in the deepest basin of the lake off a steep shoreline cliff.
    One more thing I'll add as to this style of fishing. Once I switched to a Penn baitcasting/trolling setup with a quality Fenwick rod way back then my hookup ratio increased noticeably. Of course spinning rods now are way better, One trip in particular into Quinns my bud was fishing the exact same way but with a cheaper spinning outfit. He was getting plenty of hits, but we had tons of line out and he literally got skunked because his setup was too spongy for a good hookset. After I had 4 in the boat he had me drop him off at an island he was so frustrated. I still caught more. He was plastered when I picked him up lol. It was a steep hill up to the campsite and he almost lost it. Good thing a tree trunk suddenly stopped his slide. He was hurtin' though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by smitty55 View Post
    Way to go sparky. That makes for a fine day out on the water. Nothing like having the lake to yourself too.
    I used to do a fair amount of midsummer fishing for Specks and Bows in the back lakes of Lanark Highlands back in the late 70's and eighties. All of our fishing was was done using that exact same method, except I would use rubbercore sinkers a couple of feet up the line from the troll and a 6 or 8 treble on the leader. I bought my first clamp on line counter exactly for that style of fishing as often depth can be critical. Before that I would count the number of passes on my levelwind and I tried that coloured trolling line too. Like you were using I have a preference for a 3 or 4 blade willowleaf, while a good buddy of mine who did real well preferred the ford fender gang troll, it has a unique shape to the blades which put out a different vibe. He used to nail some dandy ones too on this one particular lake down real deep in the hottest part of the summer. Like I'm talking over 5lb fish in well over 30 ft. in the deepest basin of the lake off a steep shoreline cliff.
    One more thing I'll add as to this style of fishing. Once I switched to a Penn baitcasting/trolling setup with a quality Fenwick rod way back then my hookup ratio increased noticeably. Of course spinning rods now are way better, One trip in particular into Quinns my bud was fishing the exact same way but with a cheaper spinning outfit. He was getting plenty of hits, but we had tons of line out and he literally got skunked because his setup was too spongy for a good hookset. After I had 4 in the boat he had me drop him off at an island he was so frustrated. I still caught more. He was plastered when I picked him up lol. It was a steep hill up to the campsite and he almost lost it. Good thing a tree trunk suddenly stopped his slide. He was hurtin' though.

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    Thanks its an addiction chasing brook trout for me been doing it more then 8 years now.
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