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zvejnieks
Posted: Sep 15, 2018 - 06:16 am


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So I am finally using my Vexilar...Really exciting to see 3 or 4 red marks (trout or whitefish) following a jig.
Maybe I'm getting spoiled, but I seem to be searching for red signals and then sitting vs sitting and waiting for the fish to move in (having got the taste of red marks)....Literally moving in circles, looking for fish and spending less time with the jig in the water.
Hoping to get some advice....search or sit?
Thanks

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newf-dog
Posted: Sep 15, 2018 - 08:24 pm


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I'm sure you will get alot of different answers but I'm gonna say search and sit. I used this technique in Quetico. As soon as my FF light up I'd drop the line down and instantly catch fish. This worked on bass pike pics and lakers. One varible would be the structure if the structure is small than sit and wait but large flats or shoals then search and sit is the best option IMO. The vibrado was my favourite lure for this technique. Good luck and good question

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Aidi
Posted: Jan 07, 2019 - 09:45 am


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Here is my 2 cents. Depends on species u like to target. If u fishing the spot that was productive previously, yes, sit and wait. Maybe drill few more holes around the spot.
If u are fishing new lake, be mobile. Move and look for action. There is no point and sit and wait where is no fish around. This made my spot on lake X. Could not get steady bites. Finally, bam...every time I go out it's been productive.good depth map is coming handy. Look for structures, drop offs and such.

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simcoeslayer77
Posted: Jan 07, 2019 - 10:54 am


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My answer is both. I plan ahead on what spots I would like to try by viewing navionics. It depends on the species you are targeting. If you can find sunken islands, drill a bunch of holes from deeper water and across the shallow and back over deep water. Drop the transducer and a lure and jig for a few mins in search of fish. Hole hop. One side may have more structure and hold fish. I also look for tighter turns in the contours as sometimes the fish will Cruze the bottom and follow these contours so you can offer your presentation to them on they're way in and out.
It also depends on the weather for me. If its miserable out I tend to set up in spots that I have previously caught fish and sit and wait.
Make sense? Clear as mud? Lol
I hope this helps

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Canuckbass
Posted: Jan 07, 2019 - 04:50 pm


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Depends if I'm with others or not. If alone I don't stop moving till active fish found.
I'm usually in my permanent hut, sitting in good heat waiting for sonar to show Lunker and drop spoon down.

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Knuguy
Posted: Jan 07, 2019 - 05:15 pm


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depends on species---trout tend to prowl for food. walleye, pike, bass (season open?) tend to hang around structure. My experience is that trout wander thru periodically. If I don't see any in an hr or so, I tend to move. (this is on a lake and in an area where I have seen them wander thru previously.

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MedicinalAngler
Posted: Jan 07, 2019 - 08:24 pm


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QUOTE (Knuguy @ Jan 07, 2019 - 06:15 pm)
depends on species---trout tend to prowl for food. walleye, pike, bass (season open?) tend to hang around structure. My experience is that trout wander thru periodically. If I don't see any in an hr or so, I tend to move. (this is on a lake and in an area where I have seen them wander thru previously.

x2 .
With trout on the one lake I go to, you could almost set a watch by the timing of when the next bite would be . we figured but it may not be, that it took them roughly 35-40 mins to circle the bay before they got back to us then, fish on, wait 35 mins repeat. lots of fun that weekend.

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Canuckbass
Posted: Jan 08, 2019 - 12:06 am


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35 to 60 mins, you guys are patient... Trout if nothing on screen in 15 I move... Not always far, just a different depth. Trout are always around, but move up and down in water colum.

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