Jump to content
Search In
  • More options...
Find results that contain...
Find results in...
Bo Hunter

Spiny Water Flea BEST LINE?

Recommended Posts

Ace Charters recommends 40 lb Ande clear Mono on web page, they should have a clue what works.


Ace was even complaining about the build up on the 40lb the other day. I went to 50lb with no issues on the 50lb. As soon as the 30lb hit the water we had fleas. They are thicker this year than any other year I can remember.

Capt Rich


Sent from my iPhone using Lake Ontario United mobile app

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

X2 with Captain Rich.   I stripped off some of my normal duty 25 lb test Bull Buster and ran 225' of 50 lb Ande.  Just enough really to cover the max you are going to be fishing vertical.  Little to no fleas.  Good luck

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

 just talked to my sister this morning she is fishing out of Fair Haven.they switched to  40 on Mon going to 50. Fleas are unreal cleaning lines every 20 mins

Edited by ilv2bfishing2

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
52 minutes ago, cinnamon fish said:

Anyone know if there's a reason why Ande 40 or 50 pound might work better than another brand of 40 or 50 pound?

Smoother surface is what I've heard.

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I have been running 30lb test ande pink as long as I can remember.I will give it a good soaking this weekend and see how the fleas are ,usually they don't bother it much. I will post results...

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

We also have to realize that the fleas are minimal right now except east end, what we are seeing is rotten cottonweed, that is the brown crap that piles up just like fleas and you see it in big clumps floating around while trolling. The deeper you get the worse it is, no real answers for that you crept clearing lines every 10-15 minutes. As for fleas and line I use about 200 feet of Big Game 25# and then tie a leader from that to my spoons. I haven’t had any issues but as for a good line Ande is right up there. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Sea-IV...you are spot on..Its the cottonwood for sure...Some fleas of course mixed in,but the cottonwood is definitely what is clogging up the reels and rod eyes. My question is,,,,,is it only on the surface and riding down the line and stacking up...Or is it in the water column from top to bottom and the line going to the ball is picking it up...I wouldnt think it would be suspended in column

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
2 hours ago, bluewater1861 said:

Sea-IV...you are spot on..Its the cottonwood for sure...Some fleas of course mixed in,but the cottonwood is definitely what is clogging up the reels and rod eyes. My question is,,,,,is it only on the surface and riding down the line and stacking up...Or is it in the water column from top to bottom and the line going to the ball is picking it up...I wouldnt think it would be suspended in column

From what I noticed the other day when out it looks to be the top 30’ of water column but don’t quote me on that. I was headed for deep water and we crossed a slick and omg it was like I was running 8# weights trolling at 5mph all the sudden and when I pulled lines it wa stop to bottom. That was over 300fow and when we came back inside it was as bad at all but still clogged everything up. I don’t think any Lb line will keep that off, really need a stiff blow out of South to send it offshore.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Imagine how it is clogging up our motor cooling systems, ports....

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now

×
×
  • Create New...