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Trolling Speeds 4 years 3 months ago #333

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Question to the pros:

What are the best trolling speeds for:
- Spanish Macs (using spoons)
- King Macs (blue runners or spoons)
- Channel Grouper (planers with artificial)

Please let me know in MPH or Knots, not RPM. My gauge is off but my GPS shows speed.

THANKS!!!!
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Re:Trolling Speeds 4 years 3 months ago #334

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I'm certainly not a pro but 4-5.5 MPH works for me. Live bait is the slowest I can to keep the lines from getting tangled. I vary the speed based on what I'm trolling and the conditions of the seas. Some days a little change in speed makes the difference. Sometime I get hits only going north and others goings south. Hey whatever works right.
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Re:Trolling Speeds 4 years 3 months ago #341

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livetofish is right. Whatever works. I will answer the questions to the best of my ability.
Question to the pros:

What are the best trolling speeds for:
- Spanish Macs (using spoons)

Answer - Planners, downriggers or trolling weights you can use them all for trolling. 4 mph and up to 9 mph sometimes. It also depends on what piece of equipment your using and how deep you want the spoon to go. Example using a 1oz trolling weight with 20 feet of line out at 9 mph, your spoon will be skipping the surface or having trolling a 6oz weight with 200 feet of line out at 2 mph you will bouncing the bottom.
Snag!!!! I will call you and finish this but you get the point.



- King Macs (blue runners or spoons)

Answer - Trolling spoons and hardbait or jigs is a completely different ballgame then live bait. Example trolling a livebait your most likely going to bump troll and if you using a trolling weight instead of a downrigger or planer the trolling weight should have a keel on it. I will call you and finish this.



- Channel Grouper (planers with artificial)

Answer - Something like a Manns stretch is the easiest way to do it. Downriggers with plastic tail jigs like bubba's (Vance Tice's old jig comapny) is the most effective I will call you on this!

Please let me know in MPH or Knots, not RPM. My gauge is off but my GPS shows speed.

Boy I type slow and I have to call you anyway! There is so much more that I can tell you faster then I can type.
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