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Old 03-29-2018, 11:21 AM   #1
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Brookies in lakes

I am new to adirondack fishing. Not asking for spots to fish, bit wondering best methods, baits etc to catch brookies in lakes and ponds. I am not a fly fisherman,use spinning gear from a conoe. Ive caught lots of brookies from streams in vermont but getting them from lakes and ponds is new to me. Any help appreciated. Thanks, Craig
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Old 03-29-2018, 02:28 PM   #2
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If they are hitting, mepps aglia spinners have worked for me.
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Old 03-29-2018, 05:45 PM   #3
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There has to be past posts that pertain to spin fishing for lake/brookies but I will just say, the ol` Lake Clear Wobbler trailed by about ~18" of light mono with a juicy worm has been the go to rig up there for a long ,long time. Flies trailed behind will work also. Hope this helps but a search for past posts on this subject should turn up more techniques.

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Old 03-29-2018, 05:58 PM   #4
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+1 Lake Clear...finding the right speed is the sweet spot!

Anybody tell me why my lake clear rig keeps snarling up? I have swivels both ends, bad swivels? too many swivels?
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Old 03-29-2018, 06:31 PM   #5
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+1 Lake Clear...finding the right speed is the sweet spot!

Anybody tell me why my lake clear rig keeps snarling up? I have swivels both ends, bad swivels? too many swivels?
+2 on the Wabbler. Troll slow then slow it up even more. Find the bottom.

Skillz this used to happen to me when I trolled too fast and the the spoon would spin instead of wobulate. Sometimes my leaders were too long as well. I used swivels on both ends too and never had a problem if I kept my trolling speed in check.

Now that I fly fish the line gets snarled up around me instead!
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Old 03-29-2018, 06:43 PM   #6
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Ditto on the that nasty spinning of the line.Then, I tried better ball bearing swivels that helped and also doubling them up on both ends totally eliminated any line twisting. Just a thought.
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Old 03-29-2018, 07:38 PM   #7
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Good to know! I fish from an inflatable raft that I pack in. It gets a bit frustrating trying to keep everything in check between direction, speed and casting/rowing. The least bit of wind and the raft goes sideways, the speed gets all screwed up, the line twists....
But on a calm day you run out of bait fast because a trout can't resist a copper and chrome wobbler with a dillie tagging along!
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Old 03-31-2018, 07:16 PM   #9
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re: wabbler convo

an old timer once told me to put two snap swivels back-to-back from line to wabbler and one from wabbler to 18" mono to fly or bait.
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an old timer once told me to put two snap swivels back-to-back from line to wabbler and one from wabbler to 18" mono to fly or bait.
worth a try, thanks!
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Old 04-01-2018, 08:36 PM   #11
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Yup.exactly!!... two swivels on top of the Lake Clear and one on the bottom towards the worm,fly,whatever,will be good.. but , still can`t let out too much line or go too fast. The wobble is the key..watch the rod tip for that nice slow wobble.
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Old 04-02-2018, 08:17 AM   #12
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I am new to adirondack fishing. Not asking for spots to fish, bit wondering best methods, baits etc to catch brookies in lakes and ponds. I am not a fly fisherman,use spinning gear from a conoe.
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