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stripahstalker
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« on: Apr 16, 2017, 04:13 PM »

After three unsuccessful trip specifically targeting big Lakers I was finally able to hook up with the fish I was looking for I was fishing 50 feet of water right on bottom with large pieces of Chunk sucker the rod was soaking for about an hour and a half before she hit. It took me about five minutes to land it. and turned out to be gut hooked and I was unable to revive it so I brought it home for the smoker but 34 inches was the length and by far the biggest lake trout I have ever caught from boat or Shore persistence really pays off with those big lake trout especially if you're fishing chunk bait on bottom you really have to just pick a spot you think the fish are going to come through it and wait and just let it soak but it finally paid off and I'm very happy. Also I was stunned to find out when I opened up the fish to clean it that it was already gut hooked by somebody that had a white tube jig on and broke off and then when I opened up the stomach was in disbelief when I realized that there were 2 other tube Jigs in its belly now it's hard for me to believe he broke for 3 or 4 people off before I caught him I'm more inclined to think he's just swimming along the bottom picking up broken off jigs that are laying on the bottom but that's open to interpretation.
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SLAYERFISH
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« Reply #1 on: Apr 17, 2017, 08:24 AM »

Nice Mac.  I once caught a rainbow with 3 hooks in its throat-
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IFF
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« Reply #2 on: Apr 29, 2017, 10:46 AM »

What kind of shape were the tub jig hooks in ?  Guess they don't pass the plastics very well or not at all ??
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