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sachem longrifle

What would happen if I....

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use the tattle flags on the Off Shore brand boards while fishing the big lake for trout and salmon? The outside of the package says for light biting fish only. Is that carved in stone??

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Well I believe that it will depend on how hard your bait is pulling. Those tattle flags work great for pulling crawler harnesses. I guess if a person could get his hands on a stiffer spring maybe? But really most of the time when a fish hits on the Big Lake you know.

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I am also looking at getting a planer board mast system for my boat. Which is better, a 6 foot or a 3 foot mast

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I would go 6' on the mast if your boat can handle it. Keeps the lines up off the water better.

As far as the tattle tail flags on the offshores I use them for anything from spinner rigs to cranks. The bigger garder pulling cranks like deep reefrunners, DT's, bigger shad raps etc. can pull the flags down a bit. I use them for eyes mostly. If I find a lure pulls the flag down too far I just put it in the down position and put a rubber band around it and pull the board plain Jane style. At times fish will pound it and really sag the board back and at others they will just hang on for the ride and just pull it down a bit. I like the flags a lot because they show me if weeds are fouling my baits or if a perch or rockbass is hitting.

I make my own tattle tales and if you e-mail me I can send ya info on how to do it way cheaper than buying them in stores.

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