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How to troll better book

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Hey guys, I need your help. Does anyone know of a book that instructs a reader as to how to better troll for walleye, pike, etc. I normally fish West Central MN lakes (Spicer area) and want to become more effective with the trolling aspect. Please toss a reply if you can help. Thanks guys!!

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8th Edition of Precision Trolling, ''The Troller's Bible.''

And Buck Perry's "Spoonplugging"....must haves.

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Anyone know where a guy can get his hands on a used copy of the book?

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Where would a guy pick up a copy of the 8th Edition of Precisino Trolling? (Gander, Cabellas, Barnes & Noble, Boarders, B Dalton)

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I would assume that most big retailers would have it. I picked up a couple editions @ Ikes in redwing. Better price than I have found else where. If you want to trol more than 2 or 3 lines out of the boat I would reccomed using the bible to reduce tangles and frustration.

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Shane, if this gets deleted shoot me an email..not sure if I can post it or not, but the online bookstores like amazon and couple others have or use to have used copies

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I guess it depends on what you mean by "better". If you want to understand the depth of what specific commercially available lures are running, then Precision Trolling is the book to get.

If you want to work on fundamentals like finding and catching fish, then Buck Perry's awkwardly written but extremely informative book Spoonplugging is the only good book in existence as far as I know.

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You'll likely not find all of the necessary trolling info in one book for all the situations you'll encounter. The two books suggested thus far are very good starting points. If you ask specific trolling questions here you will also get lots of good information. We have some very accomplished trollers here on HSO.

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I'll second the vote for Buck Perry's book on Spoonplugging.

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Don't forget about videos. In-fisherman has a video called "Advanced Walleye Trolling Tactics".

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I better start lifting cushions on the couch looking for spare change. My shopping list just keeps on growing! shocked.gifgrin.gif

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I saw that In-Fisherman advanced walleye trolling video. It was very informative. Concentrated heavily on bigger waters where lead-core line is useful.

The book "Trolling from top to bottom" is a good one too and is worth reading. It concentrates on a variety of techniques, but mostly it is on big water techniques, and techniques that promote the use of side-planers and special clip-on sinkers that are manufactured by a company that clearly has some connection to the production of that book. It's a set of articles on different techniques. Nothing in depth, though.

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