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Spinners & Leeches (How to?)


wallter

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I have fished spinners and crawlers on a 3 way rig at 1.2 -1.4 mph.

Questions with Leeches & Spinners:

1. Speed (minimum & maximum)?

2. How do you fish deep (heavy weight on 3 way)?

3. What differs on your set up when fishing 8 ft. vs. 33 ft. ?

4. Do you ever feed them line (like a lindy)?

Techniques please......and Thanks.......

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The thing aboot speed for spinners is that you will ask 10 different anglers and receive 15 different answers. the same thing with weight. Your best bet will be to keep that spinner at approximately a 45 degree angle from the boat. let your speed and depth determine how much weight you should use. Here is a quick video about giving line to fish while pulling spinners: http://www.youtube.com/user/LindyFishing#p/u/87/_otmQ1rLyu8

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The way I fish spinners (which will obviously be different than others):

1. Speed (minimum & maximum)?

.7-1.4 mph usually. This past weekend most of our fish came at .7-.9 mph.

2. How do you fish deep (heavy weight on 3 way)?

I pretty much always run the Lindy no-snag sinker on a plastic sliding weight clip above a swivel. I just very the weight to the speed/depth I am fishing to try to achieve a 45* angle and be able to feel the bottom fairly consistently. This past weekend I was running 3/4 oz most of the time and fishing 17-25'. That allowed me to really be able to feel the bottom when I dropped the lure down.

3. What differs on your set up when fishing 8 ft. vs. 33 ft. ?

Nothing really for me, other than weight size. I will not be running 3/4 oz in 8 ft of water. I may use heavier if I will be fishing 30'+ the majority of the time.

4. Do you ever feed them line (like a lindy)?

I do....but if I find that giving them line is not getting fish hooked I may change it up.

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The way I fish spinners (which will obviously be different than others):

1. Speed (minimum & maximum)?

.7-1.4 mph usually. This past weekend most of our fish came at .7-.9 mph.

2. How do you fish deep (heavy weight on 3 way)?

I pretty much always run the Lindy no-snag sinker on a plastic sliding weight clip above a swivel. I just very the weight to the speed/depth I am fishing to try to achieve a 45* angle and be able to feel the bottom fairly consistently. This past weekend I was running 3/4 oz most of the time and fishing 17-25'. That allowed me to really be able to feel the bottom when I dropped the lure down.

3. What differs on your set up when fishing 8 ft. vs. 33 ft. ?

Nothing really for me, other than weight size. I will not be running 3/4 oz in 8 ft of water. I may use heavier if I will be fishing 30'+ the majority of the time.

4. Do you ever feed them line (like a lindy)?

I do....but if I find that giving them line is not getting fish hooked I may change it up.

I agree with the above except for #4. I don't feed line with spinners. I may drop the rod back but as far as feeding line, that's a recipe for swallowed hooks.

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Yesterday we had our best luck running custom made spinners about 8 ft long on 2 ounce bottom bouncers. It did not matter leeches or crawlers, both worked.

Curley's produced as well as 5 mile and Busters.

Best speed was .9- 1.1 mph. fish were where they where supposed to be. Right tight to the structure.

We did do some praire fishing and got a couple of overs on the lead core with reef runners/

Great day to be up there.

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Out of the Blue quick trip up Thursday (7/28) Night back Friday am. Never fished 5 mile or a bottom bouncer but want to try. Is 5 mile gravel/rock? Do you drag the bottom bouncers?

Thx

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