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Onlyinalundimpact
Posted: May 26, 2021 - 06:19 pm


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Wondering what people go by. When it comes to down rigger leads off the weight? I canít wait to get out an wash some spoons.

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Posted: May 26, 2021 - 08:14 pm


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Generally, 10 feet down about 80 feet back, 20 feet down 70 feet back, 30-60, etc until you get down to to 90 feet then about 10 feet back.

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Posted: May 27, 2021 - 07:40 am


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Depends what body of water.
Gbay long leads, top 50 ft of water column, minimum 100 back
Lake ontario follow the 100 ft rule, 10 down 90 back, 50 down 50 back, 90 down 10 back

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Posted: May 27, 2021 - 11:32 am


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QUOTE (Krawler @ May 27, 2021 - 08:40 am)
Depends what body of water.
Gbay long leads, top 50 ft of water column, minimum 100 back
Lake ontario follow the 100 ft rule, 10 down 90 back, 50 down 50 back, 90 down 10 back

You're right about GB, the water is soooo much cleaner than that green pea soup of lake O.

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Posted: May 27, 2021 - 01:40 pm


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QUOTE (Krawler @ May 27, 2021 - 07:40 am)
Depends what body of water.
Gbay long leads, top 50 ft of water column, minimum 100 back
Lake ontario follow the 100 ft rule, 10 down 90 back, 50 down 50 back, 90 down 10 back

What would you do on Lake Simcoe?

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Posted: May 27, 2021 - 03:20 pm


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I find leads can vary depending also on what your targeting.

I catch Cohos and Steelhead 25í-40í down with only 5í leads all the time. Sometimes that super erratic action drives them nuts.

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Onlyinalundimpact
Posted: May 28, 2021 - 09:31 am


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Thanks for help fellas. I troll lake o. Salmon. /trout. Mostly spoons. Does that work for flasher flys aswell. ?

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Posted: May 28, 2021 - 11:22 am


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I rarely run more than a 30 foot lead, except in very clear water and I prefer not to fish gin clear water if possible


so, it depends on the water body, lure preentation and a host of other factors.

As Disco mentioned running for bows and coho, very often the lead is 5-6 feet with a cheater on top

lymans in early morning 5 feet behind the ball

flashers 10-30 feet


my only long leads are flat lining body baits to achieve the desired depth and of course leadcore goes out whatever distance is required

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Posted: May 29, 2021 - 08:10 pm


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Ya Iím usually not too far, maybe max 50 feet. I donít think the ball or dipseys scare them, Iíve had quite a few dipsey attacks lol.

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Posted: May 30, 2021 - 07:31 pm


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Special thanks to longshank. When you write or comment or post. I read all. You should write a hard copy book. When this germ is finally gone. Are you gonna open up a charter. ? I liked to try an book a morn. Thanks again. Tite lines yíall

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