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    FUBAR1: This is Chip Gross (not Goss); thanks for recommending my book Trolling Big-Water Walleyes: Secrets of the Great Lakes Fishing Guides, Charter Captains, and Walleye Pros. My book can ordered on Amazon. Wishing you tight lines...

    Chip

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    Sorry for the typo Chip. I'll fix that. I learned more from your book than any other out there. I recommend it often. See you on the water in the Spring!
    FUBAR1
    Lund Impact 1775
    New Philadelphia, Ohio


    "Don't ask the question if you can't accept the answer."

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    Quote Originally Posted by ltracey View Post
    Good Post Fubar1
    Thanks! I hope it helps a few folks out.
    FUBAR1
    Lund Impact 1775
    New Philadelphia, Ohio


    "Don't ask the question if you can't accept the answer."

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    I spoke my entire life about how people refuse to answer my simple questions.
    Instead they have their own conversation ignoring my words completely.
    complementing each other along the way.

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    Sometimes folks are trying to find a nice way to say you're doing it wrong or in an innovative way that doesn't work as well as other methods. I have never in my 30+ years fishing for walleye heard of anyone trolling like you've described. It is an accepted practice that you troll with the wind and waves at your back. With all things, there are exceptions to that rule. Your turns don't necessarily need to be regimented to 45 at specific intervals. If you're fishing October to pre-spawn the fish are in the upper part of the water column and you don't need snap weights. Your speeds should be anywhere from 0.5 to 1.5 mph. 2.6 mph is way too fast for cold water trolling. Also you'll be more successful using stick baits like a deep Husky Jerk that have a more subtle action than a Bandit.

    I'm not trying to be rude, or ridicule you, or anything like that. My answers are simply meant to get you pointed to some good information that will help you be more successful. Start with proven methods and then adjust them to suit your preference. Read Chip Gross' book. It will help simplify your approach and you'll have more success. I wish you tight lines and safe travels.
    FUBAR1
    Lund Impact 1775
    New Philadelphia, Ohio


    "Don't ask the question if you can't accept the answer."


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