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trot lines

Postby DC KILLER » Sat Feb 23, 2008 11:20 am

ive ran em plenty of times and know from experience they can be a mess. just wonderin if there's any trot line experts out there that wouldn't mind throwin out a few tips.......anything from settin em up to bait and depth, whatever.... I never mind learnin somethin new :thumbsup:
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Postby Smackaduck » Sun Feb 24, 2008 10:16 am

You can rum em bout anywhere and be productive at the right times. Next month mine will be in 4-5 ft of water. I tie mine below the surface of the water and weight the other end. I normally dont mark them just to keep people from getting the urge to check em.
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Postby DC KILLER » Sun Feb 24, 2008 1:36 pm

thats about the depth and same method i use too. appreciate it. keep it comin guys..... :thumbsup:
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Postby SouthARKduckslayers » Sun Feb 24, 2008 4:41 pm

DC .... you just keep hangin in there with me and I'll learn ya somethin about trot-lines ... :rofl:
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Postby DC KILLER » Mon Feb 25, 2008 9:56 am

yea i forgot you're good at snaggin those 300 pounders..... they even smell like fish :yes:
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Postby browningA5 » Mon Feb 25, 2008 9:17 pm

we normally tie ours bout 6in above water and run across a 5 to 10 feet deep channel or pocket of backwater, with a weight about 8 to10 feet from each end, and use the swivel release for easy on and off of the hooks and bait with perch, blood bait, minnows, or stink bait, all depends on the current in the water. just my .2 and little bit about what we do!

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Postby greenster » Tue Feb 26, 2008 10:27 am

Well I make my own so expense is not a big issue, So I normally just leave a few out all year long on different lakes and rivers. Just gps mark em, I'll make my way out at the end of my fishing season (November ducks) And remove them. and put the hook in my scrap metal pile.


If your moving them a lot the best bet is to go to a auto parts, store or some store like Fastenal and get a couple hundred feet of "split loom" It's the black almost tube like stuff that goes over wires for automotive, boats etc, to make them look nice, protect them ETC: Just run it over the main line, and drop the hook line through it. If you have the detachable swivels, you absolutely never have to worry about getting a big mess anymore.

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Postby DC KILLER » Tue Feb 26, 2008 11:59 am

thats a good idear greenster. that stuff pretty cheap? it floats dont it.... im guessing you tie a weight to one end?
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Postby Smackaduck » Tue Feb 26, 2008 12:23 pm

Not really that cheap and will not float when secured to your main line. You put it around your main anchor line where you clip all your drops.
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Postby DC KILLER » Tue Feb 26, 2008 1:25 pm

gotcha
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Postby Illinois-Ducker » Tue Feb 26, 2008 2:01 pm

What Temp should the water be to even start catchin them?? Mind you, im in illinois so the high is in the 30s?
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Postby Smackaduck » Tue Feb 26, 2008 2:42 pm

You can catch cats year round on lines all depending on depth and bait. Most however set them in the spring throughout the summer.
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Postby SouthARKduckslayers » Tue Feb 26, 2008 9:39 pm

Ah ha ha ha .... you think you funny. I guess you'llbe gettin lost at felsenthal on the 8th huh? :eek: I can see you now :help: ...... :tongue:
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