Hey guys, thanks for the tips! I am planning a trip to the lake placid area in may and would really love to catch a brown or laker as I have never caught either.
I just bought the new yak, and I think I have outfitted it quite well. I bought 2 scotty rod holders and a 3lb anchor. As well and a Fish finder, cart, lifevest, spray skirt, paddle, ect... and plenty more tackle to try and take a stab at this. I have been looking into "dive reels" as my anchor line reel, but now with Dance the Tides's idea, I may buy one or two extras to create the down rigger options. If I were to run this option of a down rigger, what sized weights would you use?
I am not fimilar with DR's but, I beleive that the concept is just a large weight dropped to a pre-determined depth(altered with observations on the fish finder) and then a lineclip fixed to the weight with my line with just a spoon or other lure pinched in the clip. Is this right? I am not understanding the rubberband part?
The yak is deffinately not staying a lite weight setup!! It seems like the way to go would be to buy one more rod holder this way I can run 1 to each side and one center top water?
Dance the Tides - You have run flies without flashers before? I was think about taking large size spoons and removing the hooks and creating a mini dodger/flasher effect with a fly 12-18 inches behind. Any thoughts? I am thinking resistance of these 8"-11" flashers on my light weight setups!! I beleive that I am going to run 8-10lb mono. Any objections??
God I can't weight for this trip!!!!
Dance the Tides - Where abouts you from? I grew up not far from cobleskill area!
Sorry guys if this seems elementary to you! I have been trying to read as much as I can on the topic of trolling but the lingo has been killing me on these forums. And all the people at bass pro here in baltimore, just look at me weird when I ask them if they have dodgers/Flashers or Trolls. They just tell me that I "need to go north to find that stuff."
Thanks again for the tips! will be open to more comments if ya wanna leave 'em!