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    Trolling crankbaits for bass?
from Treigh (209.30.122.127)  
8/28/1999 9:57:00 PM

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 I fish a huge lake that is always fluctuating in water, it's a murky lake also. I was trying to troll some crankbaits, but they got hung and I lost them! Does anyone have any tips for trolling crankbaits, I need help? thanks.


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   trolling crankbits from pd (206.206.37.29)  8/29/1999 4:19:00 PM
 trolling crankbaits for bass does not work very will as you found out, it hard to hold depth with crankbaits ever if you use downriggers, i troll for trout and kokanee because most of the year they are deep (kokanee at 60+ feet where i fish using downriggers to get at) but i do not troll for bass just does not work for me. you can try www.walleyecentral.com alot of stuff on trolling on the web site. good luck phil
   Trolling from Craig (129.93.139.135)  8/30/1999 2:29:00 PM
 A friend of mine is a professional walleye fisherman and he spends a lot of time trolling. He has a book that tells how much line you need to let out to get a certain running depth out of a crankbait. The book seems to have most of the popular crankbaits in it. To effectively use this, you will need to buy reels with line counters.
   trolling for bass from larry g (209.209.150.87)  8/31/1999 7:35:00 AM
 any one who says you cant troll for bass, just dosn't realize the fact that much of our current thinking about structure, and bait speeds were developed by a guy who made a living out of it, His name is buck Perry, and he is a fishing ledgend.I believe his books are still in print, the main title was SPOONPUGGING FOR BASS, it go's into a lot of detail about his system.But its a hard way to fish, and many years ago I gave it a very long serious try, and its everything the man claimed it to be.The first thing is lure size and the depths you hope to achive, you dont want to be trolling a 15 ft diver in 4 ft of water, and vice versa. The next thing is bait speed, sometimes you want and need to be moving pretty fast to get strikes from fish, but not that fast that your lure isnt doing what it was made to do. Get your self some pocket rocks, and a good lure retriever, and continue your trolling, if you live on a very deep lake its a lot harder, but get the book I mentioned, and read it, and start thinking about what you are doing, bass will bite troled lures, very well in fact, but there is a difference in trolling and dragging a lure around the lake, as you will find out.
   trolling for bass from Bob Parker (206.222.209.36)  9/1/1999 8:04:00 AM
 In the summer months June-September I troll Table Rock Lake for bass all the time. My favorite trolling lures are the regular and magnum wiggle warts in the chrome/black and chrome/blue colors. I have lost many, many wiggle warts in my day. I fish one stretch of water that has a lot of trees but I have over time figured out where the trees are and where to be to not get hung up. After many break offs I switched to 30 pound test mono but it took up too much reel space so now I use 30 pound fire line. Many times when I get hung up now I can muscle the lure out without breaking off. My biggest trolling bass is 6 pounds. I rarely catch a non-keeper(over 15 inches). I can catch fish in the middle of the summer any time of day trolling. If it is windy and or cloudy the fishing is better and you use a more shallow running lure. If the day is bright and low wind use a deeper running bait. I really liked the Mann's loud mouth(lots of rattles inside)but they quit making it. Get a lure retriever, use 30 pound test and figure out the structure you are fishing. It will be frustrating at times but it will produce fish.

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