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Braxt

Widetrack<BR>After reading your posts a few weeks ago I went out and ordered some of those West River Spoons. Had them shipped in from NY. I am finally going to get to use them this weekend. Is there any special presentation or action you use with these things? I can hardly wait to try it out!

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widetrack

Aren't they nice?<P>You need a pretty stiff rod to fish spoons this size. I use a 3' genz MH action rod, and a no stretch line. This combination will make that spoon dance like crazy. I usually fish it a couple feet off the bottom, occasionally dropping it to the bottom, and shaking it there. I like to get the fish to chase it up then pause and shake it... If I can't get them to go, I'll drop it back beneath them and start over. Taking the bait away from a bigger fish with this spoon, then stopping it and shaking it will produce the most vicious strikes you will ever get from a walleye. <P>A 28inch typical rod I see most guys using isn't going to work this spoon right in my opinion. <P>Good luck.

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yellowsubmarine

I got to see the "widetrack wiggle" first hand on Friday and even those negative fish just pounded that thing. It was pretty cool.<P>Wide track, just wanted to say thanks again. I sent you an e-mail this morning.

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fiskyknut

The 'Widetrack Wiggle', now that one is gonna stick!!!<P>Upon WT's advice I went out and bought that rod he mentioned for using big spoons. I finally dropped that west river down the hole on this rod that afternoon, stopped it 5 foot above bottom and gave it the 'Widetrack Wiggle', and Zoooom up raced a fat 17 incher that just plain hammered it....I'm a believer! Even the Jumbo's and midsize Perch hammer those things with reckless abandon. Can't wait to drop one again sometime when the bite is on!<P>fiskyknut

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widetrack

I perfected those moves on the dance floor.<P>It always worked on the BIG GIRLS there too!<P> wink.gif

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Braxt

Looks like I'm in the market now for a new 3' MH rod spooled with fireline. I'll have to pick one up before I leave. I'll let you know if I encounter any of those earth shattering strikes you describe. Thanks for all your help.

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fiskyknut

Hey guy, Strieff's near Warroad had a couple of those Genz rods left when I bought mine. 20% off now too.<P>Fisky

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HawkEYE1

Is this West River Sutton spoon similar to the Savant Sutton Spoon that is used for Lake Trout, a pretty big, thin metal spoon?

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Northlander

Yes it is. I can use my 32" Med St.Croix's with these without a problem. A med/hev would also be good but in a house its hard to go much more than 32" for me.

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widetrack

The west river spoon is not the paper thin flutter type, but is rigid brass.

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walleyereaper

Thanks for the good info WT. I also have been using that same spoon with exellent results seems that shaking really gets em stirred up! Have you been using a swivel?

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widetrack

8/3 fireline, no swivel.<P>I use my fingers to spin the twists out a few times a day.

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rhski

Widetrack , Do you realize that now you have let out the best kept 'secret' lure in the history of LOW fishing that you could possibly be blamed for the lake being fished out in the near future? I say this with tongue firmly in cheek!!! Seriously, thanks for all the good posts for us who luv the "Big Pond". Good luck and never venture out without , without......oh I forget!

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Buckets

I should of put a lol in there WT if you think I was serious..<BR> Just using someone else's quick reasoning there. I sure ain't the best of communicators sometimes I know..

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widetrack

No problem buckets...<P>Like I said, I'm a little slow.

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rhski

Widetrack.... you are not a little slow you are sly like a fox !!!! You know this lake as well as anyone and better than most from what I can gather. You have the secret lure and really know when and where to hook up. I am just wish I knew the " Pond " as well as you. Sure would be nice to meet you and compare notes sometime. Am coming up a week from tomorrow and staying till the following Mon. Hope we can be mobil and hunt them down. I really want to find the jumbos as a bonus to all else. Will be fishing out of m.point to long pt. if possible. Hope we can get around as this late ice is the best. Be good and don't forget the TP and that secret lure called the ....Hmmmm.... ahhh..... Geezz.... oh well I forget. Luck to ya!

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widetrack

I think you meant to say... Toilet paper...<P>I know I don't.<P> wink.gif

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Buckets

Decimating did I hear ?? shocked.gif geesh

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widetrack

Buckets... come again???<P>I know I'm a little slow.

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Scoot

rhski, I'm with you. Both widetrack and Fisky are knowledgable dudes. I hope to meet up with them sometime this year. rhski and I are shirt-tail relatives so I'd imagine he's a sharp guy too (of course I may be a little biased grin.gifgrin.gif)<BR>Fisky and widetrack, rumor has it you're meeting up with Dr. Bob this weekend. I fished with him a couple years ago at an FM event. Nice guy! I hope to share a beer with him at URL on Friday. You guys should have a blast. One of these days I'm going to hook up with you fellers too.<BR>rhski, I'll be up this weekend fishing the river (I hope) and maybe the lake a little. You gonna be around?<BR>Good luck to all!!!<P>------------------<BR>Scoot<P>So I got dat goin’ for me… which is nice.

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rhski

Scoot, I will be up next thurs. thru the weekend at M.Pt. We may try Red on the way up, 'cause my bud's can't sleep the nite before a trip so we might leave Fergus about midnite. We still don't know weather to bring four-wheelers or also have access to sleds, hopefully we can just get around with our pickups. Sounds like it's a mess off the trails , but we gotta be mobile. If you have any solid info on getting around I sure would appreciate a heads up. I will try to get out and find your dad if the guys will let me,they make me fry fish and cook till they get full and boy do they eat a lot! Hope to see ya cuz I believe we should have a couple cool ones soon. bob<BR>

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Dr. Bob

Scoot -<P>Thanks for the kind words. Hopefully we will be able to hook up for that beer on Friday.<P>Widetrack is not fishing with Fisky and I though. We are just fishing in one of his "spots" (thanks WT). He is busy with Hockey for the next 2 weekends and cannot make it. That is a bummer! I was really hoping to meet him. <P>It will be tough sleeping tonight - that is for sure!

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widetrack

Dr.<P>Hope that area pans out for you guys. It has lots of potential.<P>Wish I were heading up there with you guys.<P>Scoot: You trying to butter me up for Muskie spots or what?<P> wink.gif

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Dr. Bob

Thanks WT -<P>We'll have to hook up next season. Maybe we can race our machines :rooleyes:.<P> grin.gifgrin.gifgrin.gif

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Lip RIPPER!

Dr. Bob, if you see some tip-ups out in that area, stop on over on Sat.

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