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Old 04-27-2009, 04:34 PM
BunnMan BunnMan is offline
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Default Skunked Saturday...little help?

New to this and studying hard. Got out Saturday morning (4/25) and trolled parachutes from Bay Bridge down to anchors in front of Thomas Pt. almsot all day. NUTHIN! Did snag one shad which tells me my trolling depth was good anway. Only ran two rods which would only support single parachutes as they are heavy spinning rods I bought for live lining late last season. Ran one chartreuse and one white. I plan to get a couple heavier trolling rods so I can drag umbrellas and tandems as soon as the budget allows.

My information led me to believe the aim was to troll about 15' deep in about 50' of water at 3-5mph. I tried this going off the speed on the GPS/fishfinder (Raymarine A60). 3mph indicated seemed too fast so I slowed to around 2mph. Even at that speed I was faster than everyone else trolling out there so I slowed to 1.5-1.7mph. The unit picks up speed from a pinwheel on the back of the transducer, is in not accurate or is did my instructor steer me wrong on speed? Any help appreciated...I wanna catch some fish!

Also, what was up with the dagblam flies? Little suckers that looked like a cross between a fly and a gnat were ALL OVER us and the boat once we got out on the bay. They didn't bite but man were they a nuisance all over everything. Never seen them before...any idea?

Thanks and God bless,

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Old 04-28-2009, 10:44 PM
dawson584 dawson584 is offline
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Default Re: Skunked Saturday...little help?

troll more rods and work the channel edges. Went out sat and got a 38''and 35'' by 7:30am had the lines in the water at 6:15 we were in 35ft of water thats where ive been catchin all my fish the past few weeks but if you dont catch anything there move to deeper water like channels edge and work that area.I run 10 rods 6 on planner boards and all the fish i have taken have been off the boards running the lures between 10 and 20 ft of water.The fish are there and there spread all over the bay.
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Old 05-03-2009, 12:54 AM
wvbowhunter wvbowhunter is offline
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Default Re: Skunked Saturday...little help?

went out sunday and caught this one 1 mile south of bay bridge. east side of the channel around 9:30 am 80ft. of water 20ft. down. white bucktail and white skirt.
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