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CANUCK......Are you really using 4# leaders ? WOW. I'm in the 10 lb fluoro camp. Am I doing something wrong ? Can you really deal with the 10 pounders with the attitude down 80 feet ? Good going......learn something every day and stay young !

Yup on a 4lb leader I have a 6 on another rod but I like the feel as long as you don't horse them up from the deep you will be good to go.

I wouldn't jig deeper than 100 either there should be a need, the active fish should be 60-80 regardless of depth. At least that what I have found. Tight Lines gang!

There are 'active' fish(lakers) in water from 50-400. In deep water the 'active' lakers suspend from 50-140, lakers deeper than 130 or so are typically not active. In 60-100, there are active and inactive fish from the surface to the bottom. Jigging in 60-70FOW is easier b/c you can use jigs that are less than 1oz, which give you a better feel for non tensioned strikes which can be as subtle as a crappie's 'tick'. 1 oz jigs are the norm for 70-80FOW b/c you want to get your 'drops' to the bottom b4 you start drifting away from your drop origin point. When you start having a lot of angle in your drop it's hard to keep tension on the downward bounce of the 2-3 jig bounces b4 retrieval. To jig in 90-120 you need to use 1 1/2 oz jig heads for the same reasons stated previously.

Since I and many others typically release many of the lakers we get jigging I would strongly recomend you use a 8-10lbFC leader. A 10lb leader will last much longer and allow you to bring in the fish b4 it is mortally exhausted. If you use a proper jigging technique to illicit a good instinctive strike you don't need a really thin leader anyway, remember you don't want to jig up and down repeatedly- don't let the fish have much time to decide whether to strike or not, that's the key to this technique.

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Good info on the instinctive strike technique Chowder. I agree, not letting the jig stay at one depth for only a couple of jigs seems to work better for me.

Because of the recomendations from guys on here I have been using 8lb. fireline with about a 6' leader of 10 lb. flourocarbon on a fairly stiff baitcast pole. Works good so far.

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Saturday looks to be sunny and decent. anybody going to be out on Cayuga? from Long Point area South?

I am going to hit the area just north and south of Don's Marina in the morning. saw lotsa bait there last week end. And I am going to try once again the jiggin if the wind is down or a trollin.

later in the day going for more 10-12" perch in 24' of water off the points. it's been good. minnows of course.

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Saturday looks to be sunny and decent. anybody going to be out on Cayuga? from Long Point area South?

I am going to hit the area just north and south of Don's Marina in the morning. saw lotsa bait there last week end. And I am going to try once again the jiggin if the wind is down or a trollin.

later in the day going for more 10-12" perch in 24' of water off the points. it's been good. minnows of course.

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