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Seahunt

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Re: SkiJiggers?
« Reply #15 on: Dec 13, 2019, 05:45 PM »
Great to hear you're back in business, Paul.
Most people who view this site have gone to Ice Shanty for the winter.
I'm sure your post will get a lot of attention in the spring.
Good luck,

mowbizz

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Re: SkiJiggers?
« Reply #16 on: Dec 28, 2019, 11:36 AM »
I already ordered and received my SkiJigger! Can’t wait to try it out in May 2020! Thanks for the streamer fly Paul!
I have been trolling my lead core at or near 2.2 mph on the GPS...this speed has worked great. Paul, I’m hesitant to try your suggested speed of 3+ mph but will give it try with the jigger in tow.
A higher strike ratio would be great! What do you think about single hook flies? This has been the only thing we could catch anything in for the past few seasons. Tried tandems and never had a hit but we weren’t jigging of course. I did manage to catch a salmon a few years back with a tandem fly though so...I think it was dumb luck as that was before I got some “lessons” by a long time Winni fisherman!

zwiggles

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Re: SkiJiggers?
« Reply #17 on: Dec 28, 2019, 11:58 AM »
Mowbizz, I have found tandems do well early, and late in the year on Winni. Mostly spring time though, tandems on fly lines can be super effective.

I also picked up/was gifted two of the G2jiggers for Xmas. Very excited, and yes thank you for the bonus flys as well! I will be placing another order before spring to get some more patterns. The feathers on one of the “merry Christmas” flys I got in the jiggers box had the highest quality feathers/crops I have ever seen. I am almost scared to run it in the water, but it would be a shame not to.

I’m with you MB on the speed, but my biggest pet peeve when trolling is to switch up tactics when it’s not working. For that reason I am very much looking forward to running at the higher speeds suggested. When the bite “is on” I’m looking forward to bumping the speeds and getting these figured out.

You can never have too many “tools” in the toolbox when you’re trolling in my opinion. At least the days I don’t catch fish I feel good about trying new stuff out and learning  more with those experiments.

mowbizz

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Re: SkiJiggers?
« Reply #18 on: Dec 29, 2019, 06:23 AM »
Mowbizz, I have found tandems do well early, and late in the year on Winni. Mostly spring time though, tandems on fly lines can be super effective.

I also picked up/was gifted two of the G2jiggers for Xmas. Very excited, and yes thank you for the bonus flys as well! I will be placing another order before spring to get some more patterns. The feathers on one of the “merry Christmas” flys I got in the jiggers box had the highest quality feathers/crops I have ever seen. I am almost scared to run it in the water, but it would be a shame not to.

I’m with you MB on the speed, but my biggest pet peeve when trolling is to switch up tactics when it’s not working. For that reason I am very much looking forward to running at the higher speeds suggested. When the bite “is on” I’m looking forward to bumping the speeds and getting these figured out.

You can never have too many “tools” in the toolbox when you’re trolling in my opinion. At least the days I don’t catch fish I feel good about trying new stuff out and learning  more with those experiments.
Yup...hard to change what works but at the times when the bite is “off” I have tried everything in my box and varied speed as well. I seem to remember in the old days when my father used to troll, he had some type of gizmo that attached to the gunwale of the boat and dragged something in the water to tell what speed you were going. This was waaaaay before GPS lol. If I remember correctly the gizmo was reading 5 (mph?)
My most successful speed has been 2-3 mph with a focus on 2.2 ( I have to drag a sea anchor most times unless going into a strong head wind)
I troll with my Tritoon and. 150 Yamaha so I may be trying to sell the toon this spring and get into more of a fishing/recreation type boat...we’ll see how that goes.

zwiggles

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Re: SkiJiggers?
« Reply #19 on: Jan 22, 2020, 05:47 PM »
The thing about trolling speed, is most only consider the speed on the water. Every lake has current, and a lake like Winni has a lot of them. If the water had current, and is flowering with or against your boat... you get the idea.

That’s why I really try to pay attention to location, direction, depth of presentation, and speed/where you turning,slowing etc. when we hook up. Then try to repeat it again until you find the pattern.

Sometimes the bite is on and none of that matters. Sometimes you only hook up at a certain time of day. Sometimes it’s only one lure, on one rigger on one side of the boat.  I try to think about what I can control, and either vary or repeat depending on success.

Hottuna5150

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Re: SkiJiggers?
« Reply #20 on: Jan 24, 2020, 09:10 AM »
I try to think about what I can control, and either vary or repeat depending on success.
Words to live by.
Or as Carlin put it
“Don’t sweat the petty things and don’t pet the sweaty things”

mowbizz

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Re: SkiJiggers?
« Reply #21 on: Jan 24, 2020, 08:40 PM »
Words to live by.
Or as Carlin put it
“Don’t sweat the petty things and don’t pet the sweaty things”

Hmmmm...some sweaty things are ok to pet! :D

 



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