New yak got here today. Great yack but one thing I didn't like was the rod holders. Not deep enough. So RickG mentioned melting the bottom out works so I did that instead of a saw. Worked slick. Got the anchor trolley Installed. Love the seat! Gonna be fun when my shoulder is ready. Forgot to mention kind of a funky paddle holder so ordered a couple clips to install.
Guy drives up to the Marauder Boys n me on dock. Big new Ranger full up with toys.
“Yea hey...you live here?
Ya. This is my place...my boyz...
”Ya so just learning this rig an easy wondering if you Know where Northern or Pike Bay is”
We sure could....says me Musky T
After a minute “So you gonna tell me or what?”
Ohhhh ...you asked if I knew where that place is... an I do.
So guess you ment can I help YOU find it.
You bet I can...
”Well geeezz man no games here just where is it”
Well friend Yer In It sir.
North be that a way n sun sets in the West.
Keep on rocken!
Zoom. They gone...
Xena is always on guard n We Got This Corona Crap Under Control!!!
Enjoy they day n Tacos tonight!
Well you have a few questions... lets get started😁 Rods... like bass or walleye or anything else that swims, you may or may not be able to do it all with one pole, more than one. I use a couple different types, depending on what's working.
I like a long one for fishing floats, to make those long casts. For this I chose a 7 1/2 ft, moderate action, light power.
For throwing those 1/32 -1/16oz jigs without a float I use a 6 1/2 ft ultra light, fast action... much like a light walleye rod.
A little later in the summer and into fall, vertical jigging 4-5 mm tungsten jigs comes to life. I use a shorter rod, sometimes even an ice rod for this approach.
Your line selection should match your jig size and rod type. Most of the time I will spool up with 4lb Trilene xl, If I'm fishing water with a lot of pike, I will bump up to 6, but generally go as light as you can get by with, just like ice fishing.
I find myself using plastics about 90% of the time now days. Some of favorites are Impulse 1in minnows and minnow fry, Gulp whiptails, and lil hustler 1inch tubes. Most of the time Im pairing these plastics with a 1/60 or 1/32 lead head jig. I like a little slower fall rate when fishing early panfish... later in the season, when the fish move deeper, switching to a little heavier weight jigs will do a better job.