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Knuguy
Posted: Sep 08, 2020 - 10:54 am


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QUOTE (sparky302 @ Sep 08, 2020 - 10:07 am)
QUOTE (deepjigger @ Sep 08, 2020 - 07:16 am)
Nice video Sparky. Good on you to practice some C&R. Not easy passing up on a tasty fish or two.

I have 2 in the freezer still so i let these guys go this was more a scouting trip finding the lakes i will fish next season as i really don't fish the same lakes every year i like to alternate and let the fish grow.

I would do the same. To digress a bit---I find that fatty fish such as trout and salmon don't keep well for very long in the freezer---maybe 2-3 weeks.

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Posted: Sep 08, 2020 - 06:56 pm


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QUOTE (Knuguy @ Sep 08, 2020 - 07:56 am)
Thx----I am surprised they were that shallow. I knew they come quite shallow around dusk but thought they would be well down below the thermocline around midday

In Algonquin I get them 6-10 feet down through July and August. High elevation, spring fed lakes.
Regular 6lb mono, and a spoon.
Sometimes a bit heavier or bigger spoon to get down a few extra (10-15) feet if they're not really aggressive.
Thermoclines I've marked this year were only ever starting at 22 feet deep (and going deeper). Lots of brookies I've marked at 20-21feet. This is with surface temps 69-76 range.

A feisty fish easily travels up from 20 feet to smash a bait. Maybe I'd catch more with a little weight, to keep my presentation closer to where they are, but I've never experienced a difference using in-line keel weights, so I rarely do. Just my $.02

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Posted: Sep 09, 2020 - 06:55 am


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QUOTE (Drew @ Sep 08, 2020 - 06:56 pm)
QUOTE (Knuguy @ Sep 08, 2020 - 07:56 am)
Thx----I am surprised they were that shallow. I knew they come quite shallow around dusk but thought they would be well down below the thermocline around midday

In Algonquin I get them 6-10 feet down through July and August. High elevation, spring fed lakes.
Regular 6lb mono, and a spoon.
Sometimes a bit heavier or bigger spoon to get down a few extra (10-15) feet if they're not really aggressive.
Thermoclines I've marked this year were only ever starting at 22 feet deep (and going deeper). Lots of brookies I've marked at 20-21feet. This is with surface temps 69-76 range.

A feisty fish easily travels up from 20 feet to smash a bait. Maybe I'd catch more with a little weight, to keep my presentation closer to where they are, but I've never experienced a difference using in-line keel weights, so I rarely do. Just my $.02

The keel weight at the front is more like a rudder keeps your line from twisting from the spinners.

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Posted: Sep 09, 2020 - 08:58 am


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Yeah, I understand that for the gang trolls.

I'm just saying in general, I haven't needed weights to get down deeper as many believe are necessary in summer.

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Posted: Sep 09, 2020 - 10:35 am


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Interesting topic----how do you know if a lake is spring fed. They all seem to have some stream flowing in.

Also, if they are not spring fed, would you tend to go deeper than what you are saying here?

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Posted: Sep 09, 2020 - 11:23 am


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as far as I understand it, brookies cannot reproduce effectively without cold ground-water upwellings(springs) in the lake bottom, in specific depths, with specific bottom composition(gravel).

Therefore I'd suggest, if a lake has brookies, and they're not stocked, then you can bank on it being spring fed.

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Posted: Sep 09, 2020 - 12:20 pm


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I agree with what the observations are

This applies to lakers as well....been saying for years I get most quite shallow, even though I mark many quite deeper....those are not actively feeding though I have found

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Posted: Sep 12, 2020 - 04:26 pm


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Always pleasure to read your posts Kurt thanks Frank

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