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Offline EagleEyesFlash

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Speck Tactics
« on: April 22, 2015, 12:52:54 pm »
Hoping to get after some Quebec specks this summer, and am in
the process of arming myself with lures. I'm more of a spoon guy
than a spinner as I hate line twist, but have a couple panther martins,
good for short casts. For spoons have EGBs, Lucky Strikes ( rainbow? ) and some light
flutter spoons like Michigan Stingers, figure these should be good. Thomas spoons
look neat too.

If things are slow, may have to use bait. Way back when, use to catch beautiful
speckle trout by paddling slow with just a hook, minnow and small split shot.
However the classic way and most popular way to fish big brook trout in a lake
in Quebec is using a spoon as an attractor and a piece of worm behind.
Think Lake Clear Wabblers are the most common attractor.

 http://www.lakeclearwabbler.com/#xl_xr_page_lcw1

I've never used these and just looking for suggestions on which size, colour, length
of line behind, and what hook to use. Also just use like a 2" piece of worm ? May give Gulp
minnows a try too.

Any other suggestions for lures for big brookies in lakes ?

Then we have flies, will have to try a fly too ...


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Re: Speck Tactics
« Reply #1 on: April 22, 2015, 07:11:17 pm »
Hey Flash, I've caught my fair share of Speckled Trout, I'd say most of those using a gold Blue Fox Vibrax with an inch of worm on the back. Casting shallow toward the shorelines typically. I've also had a lot of luck with a silver/blue and a gold/green Little cleo. It's probably a different deal here though where we're happy to find a speckled trout over 10" most of the time so we're using smaller baits and fishing smaller water a lot of the time.

With that said, if you see any tiny swirl on the water get to it quickly and drop a cast over them. I have no idea what those fish are after (emerging fly possibly?) but I consistently end up fishing in the evenings when the trout are taking something from just under the surface of the water and I've caught a boatload of them on spinners dropped right around them.
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Re: Speck Tactics
« Reply #2 on: April 22, 2015, 10:46:15 pm »
EEF my go to for trout fishing is the Thomas bouyant spoon

http://www.thomaslures.com/buoyant.htm

1/4&1/6oz. I've caught 6 different trout species on these spoons since last year. If they aren't biting on the larger I switch down a size and that'll usually do it. Go to colors brown trout, gold red, copper. 1 color has caught me all 6 alone,but I'll leave some guess work. Slow retrieve or troll with pauses to let it flutter down a bit, usually get them on the flutter. I use a swivel and around 18" of floro leader.

 The even bigger sizes are deadly for pike.
Cabelas has them online (instore too,if you can find them in stock). I have my own supplier in AB not sure if they ship.
« Last Edit: April 22, 2015, 10:50:28 pm by Kayak Curtis »
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Re: Speck Tactics
« Reply #3 on: April 23, 2015, 08:37:54 am »
Good suggestions guys, thanks for sharing your experience.
My last brookie over 2 lbs was on a panther martin from a BC creek, too long ago.
Those Thomas buoyant spoons look like EGBs, lots of multi flashy colours with dots.
Just missing that little red piece of plastic that wiggles.
I been told the Lucky Strike Banshee spoon works well too... it has that little red tail too.

Pretty sure, about a 12 to 18 inch piece of line is attached to the
end of spoon ( just like behind a gang troll ), say a #2 octopus hook and piece of worm or fly.
I swear the majority of people use this in Quebec for brookies.

Hmmm Brook Trout.  :)
« Last Edit: April 23, 2015, 09:02:22 am by EagleEyesFlash »
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Re: Speck Tactics
« Reply #4 on: April 23, 2015, 09:06:17 am »
EGB Blinkies are expensive like $10.00 a piece.
It would be nice to find Thomas buoyant or the Banshee, SAIL,CTC,
nor LeBaron's don't have them... may have to do an online order...
but I promised myself not to buy too much fishn gear this year...arr
the life of a tackle junkie.  :)
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Re: Speck Tactics
« Reply #5 on: April 23, 2015, 09:12:51 am »
EEF I spent hundreds on tackle for trout in BC most has yet to opened and the only fish I caught were on my good old Thomas spoons.
Sometimes it's about fishing what you know and are comfortable with, I believe.
 
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Re: Speck Tactics
« Reply #6 on: March 10, 2017, 05:49:09 pm »
A Good ole Williams W20 silver and blue worked last year. Finally !

( Looking forward to other peoples tackle talk. Have posted lots, waiting for others.  Working on down deep presentations for Lake Ontario giant Lakers, steelhead and salmon. Downrigger with flasher...lead to lure...lead of flasher to ball...etc. Or a Dispey or other diver..again leads very important. Lots of trail and error to figure what works and try to duplicate. Will wait for others to post some know how tackle talk ! )
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Re: Speck Tactics
« Reply #7 on: March 12, 2017, 05:08:00 pm »
For trout I use flies. Either under an indicator or trolling. I use a floating line, type 3 sinking line and type 6 sinking line to cover depths from topwater down to 25 fow. Spoons have their time early and late season but mid summer are less effective and require some method to get them down to an effective depth.

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Re: Speck Tactics
« Reply #8 on: March 12, 2017, 08:27:50 pm »
Fishing in lakes can't beat a live minnow.
But as for lures I have had good luck with Mr champs and spinner spoons like the pic. Both tied with worm or small piece of smelt.
Did try a thin fisher and jiged them and did have some luck with this as well.


Normally I would troll around with the spinner spoon when I'm trying to locate them. Once I find d them I turn to jigging  my fave set up for jigging them is a glow treble hook with a minnow or worm. On my light 30" ice fishing rod. 4lb mono. I have cough the majority of my specks on this rig
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