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lost my trolling bait need suggestions

Discussion in 'Southwest Ohio Fishing Reports' started by Sleprock, Aug 3, 2007.

  1. Sleprock

    Sleprock fishing cabrewer

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    help i lost my best trolling crankbait, looking for a new one tonight going to cowan saturday whats a good deep diving bait crankbait?
     
  2. shadesplace

    shadesplace Game Champion

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    what are you trolling for?
     

  3. you can't beat a bandit 300 series.
     
  4. Smack Tackle has a deep diver now. Looks just like a gizzard shad. Should get down 12 to 15 ft.
     


  5. How deep you wanna go, and what species are you targeting?
     
  6. Sleprock

    Sleprock fishing cabrewer

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    bought a 300 bandit looking to get to about 25 ft fishing for anything been seeing a lot of fish at cc about 25 ft down
     
  7. fisharder

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    I troll alot my favorite bait would have to be a rapala SR7,SR8,SR9 I like the shad pattern but that depends on the water your fishing. I buy them by the dozen.
     
  8. if you are trolling i think the bandit 300 series will get down about 15 to 20 feet even though their website says 12ft. the 400 series gets down even more. i have caught fish at the thermalcline in 30 ft of water with the 300. it's better to run above them then below them. troll about 3-4 mph. good luck.
     
  9. Sleprock

    Sleprock fishing cabrewer

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    in a canoe w trolling motor 3 to 4 mph would that feel preety fast, or is it just the hotter it is the faster you should go
     
  10. i troll in my canoe also and can hit 4mph or faster with a trolling motor. it seems if you go over 4mph the baits start to roll instead of swim. then your line gets twists even if you use a swivel which i recommend. what are you fishing for?
     
  11. One of the most productive trolling baits I have used is a lure called the bassmagnet, and I know Afield, near Miamitown, still carries them. They are a dynomite lure to troll and catch anything, especially saugeye/walleye and bass. I used to them in the Oh. river and I had good success, as well as many lake around the region. They have a big size that reaches around 12 - 15 feet.