Guests - If You want access to member only forums on FM. You will gain access only when you Sign-in or Sign-Up on Fishing Minnesota.

It's easy - LOOK UPPER right menu.

  • Announcements

    • Rick

      Fishing Report Clubs - LIMITED MEMBERSHIP - Join Today - FREE   01/24/2018

      Fishing Minnesota had added a new menu item (see above) called Fishing Report Clubs. It's a way to keep the really good fishing reports coming and being shared only with those who also provide detailed fishing reports. We will only approve new members who request to join if they have already posted a recent fishing report in the area forum, associated with the Fishing Report Club area  you want to join. We are going to limit the number of regular memberships, in the Fishing Report Clubs, to the top 20  members in each Club, to those with the best frequency and quality fishing reports provided in the club and less so in the regular fishing report forum open to all members. The higher quality fishing report reserved for the club of course. If  you want fishing reports  around your area, I would Join Now, some of the clubs are starting to fill fast. Use the Fishing Reports Club link in the Menu above (after you've posted a fishing report in the regular area forum) and request to Join.
  • RECEIVE THE GIFTS MEMBERS SHARE WITH YOU HERE...THEN...CREATE SOMETHING TO ENCHANT OTHERS THAT YOU WANT TO SHARE

    You know what we all love...

    When you enchant people, you fill them with delight and yourself in return. Have Fun!!!

Sign in to follow this  
Kaby Mud Bug

Lindy Rig Questions

Recommended Posts

Kaby Mud Bug

Hey guys -- I am a beginner lindy rigger, but going up to Kab this weekend and wanted a few tips. Here are my questions:

1. How long should the snell be after the weight? 2 feet, 3 feet, less?

2. Do you use a spinner or a blade, or should I just use a hook? What about colored beads?

3. How do you hook the minnow? Through the lips, or some other way? How about leeches.

Any tips will be appreciated. Thanks in advance.

- 'da Mud Bug

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
fishinfritz

I'm not an expert, but here's what I use. When I make my leaders, I stretch my arms out wide with the line from hand to hand, so I suppose they are about 5-6 feet long: you need to get the bait up and out of the plentiful rocks on the bottom. I usually use a red bead just in front of the hook. Hooks themselves can vary, but color can sometimes make a difference. I'm partial to red or blue hooks, but plain works, too. I usually don't use a blade. Minnows through the lower lip and upper lip/head. Leeches just behind the sucker - they usually stay on longer there.

Like I say, I'm not an expert, but this is the stuff I use, besides jigs. Seems to work for me.

I'm coming up 6/9-15, and can't wait.

Good luck.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
vermilionwally

Im also a beginning lindy rigger. Ive only caught 1 or 2 on them before. Do you usually let line out when you feel a bite and wait to set the hook or set it right away?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
fishinalot

I always use 2' snells and set the hook right away with minnows or leeches. 2' snells keep your bait closer to the bottom.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
tearin' lips

1.) Usually about a 24-32" snell.

2.) You can use a spinner blade if you are going to troll or drift at a slightly faster speed. I usually just use a plain hook. Owner hooks with the chartuese bead on the top are my favorites.

3.) Minnows-through the lips and stright up through the head, sometimes through the gills.

Leeches-in the hard spot just behind the sucker.

Other than that keep a steady speed, whether you are drifting or trolling, this prevents line tangle.

Take Care and Good Luck Fishing!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
shutupNfish

I go with the longest snell I can stand 6-8 feet. I do not buy lindy rigs I make my own. I use vanish line with a red hook and either some beads or a black float about a foot up the line. If I use a spinner I get more fish on gold ones. To set the hook I hold my pole high, when I feel a bite I lower my pole wait for the line to tighten up and then set the hook. People I fish with give more line but I don't think it matters. If the fish is on its on. This rig or Jig heads is all I use. Good Luck grin.gif

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
guts

ShutupNfish, I don't use lindys either, I like an egg sinker, a swivel, and an owner snell, which comes with a chartruse covering over the knot at the hook. I vary the length of the snell depending where the strike zone may be at. I sometimes use a floater, a floating jig head and if I use crawlers, I always inflate them. Speed is very crucial if you use a spinner and want the right action.

guts

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Kaby Mud Bug

Hey guys. Just wanted to take a moment to thank you all for all of the information leading up to my annual Kab trip. The fishing was wonderful and your tips helped.

Thanks again for the help and I be back on these boards next year for the latest hot spots...

569_600.jpg

563_600.jpg

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Guest
This topic is now closed to further replies.
Sign in to follow this  



  • Your Responses - Share & Have Fun :)

    • hookie
      I've had very good luck with them also. Always pick some up before heading out on the lake.
    • steel hunter
      Was thinking about heading up the shore for some open water fishing. Was just wondering if their is alot of ice floating around and if not wat kind of wind would make it difficult to fish from shore? Thanks
    • SRMrK2
      Please send photo's, thank you. gkaeter@charter.net
    • monstermoose78
      There is a bunch of walleyes in Mille lacs and for the first time in a long time there is  bait fish for them to eat. Mille lacs is a son of a gun to fish if there is a bunch of bait for walleyes to eat. It’s still one the best walleye fisheries in the world. 
    • gimruis
      Wait until open water season.  It was ranked #1 in the country for bass for a reason.  Its also ranked #6 in the nation for muskies too if you have enough patience to target them. A recent review of Mille Lacs was conducted by an independent Biologist from Lake Erie and found that what the DNR has done with that lake has been fair, accurate, and appropriate in terms of regulation/harvest/restrictions.  Course, some business owners might say otherwise but the science and data has been found to be true.
    • gimruis
      I did not draw an early season permit.  I may be able to snag a surplus season B, otherwise it will be a later season for me this spring.  The birds are getting SMART.  They have refused to listen to any calls and they are decoy shy so I haven't been using calls or decoys for a while now.  Rather, I just sit there and wait on a travel route and hope they walk within range (sort of like deer hunting I guess).  Sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn't.  Scouting is obviously important.  What has also really helped is the use of Winchester Longbeard XR ammo.  I have harvested turkeys out to 60 yards with it in recent years.
    • monstermoose78
      Found out we will have up to 17 guns up for grabs. Plus all the of other prizes. That does not include the 3 guns in the 3 gun raffle. The 3 gun raffle tickets must be purchased before the banquet, so let me know if you need some they are 5 bucks each.
       
    • monstermoose78
      I will be at it with archery gear. It took some time to get the first one with the crossbow but the last two years I stuck a turkey. Watch for the turkey contest here as it is fun times. I can’t wait to see all the photos of turkeys soon.
    • LoonASea
      I wonder if you would still need both on you if you have the lifetime licence 
    • Hoyt4
      It's go time, i pretty much have all my gear ready for end of March for NE. Our first hunt is archery only then I get to come home and get even with the pipe bomb. Good luck Wanderer once you get that first they just start to drop after that. Bow or shotgun they are a blast. Bisonguy, Scout scout scout. The more you know what the birds are doing and want to do will help. Being a better woodsman and knowing your land and what the birds are doing will put more birds in the dirt then great calling. Patience is another huge part of turkey hunting. I am 1st to want to start running and gunning and give up on a bird i've been working but over the years have got a lot better and just need to give some setups a chance before moving. Good luck be safe.
  • Share & Have Fun