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#1 N8orDie

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Posted 26 August 2016 - 09:54 AM

Has anyone tried casting soft plastic swimbaits on heavy jigs for staging salmon or steelhead in big river situations (ie: lower Niagara)? I'm thinking you could throw these anywhere you would cast a 3-way with a Kwikfish or a heavy spoon. I haven't seen much written about such applications but based on how they do on lakers, I can't see why they wouldn't work. Thoughts?


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#2 TheSkyIsBlue

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Posted 26 August 2016 - 10:15 AM

I've tried it with some powerbait swimbaits and it didn't work even though i was fishing a pool that definitely had fish in it. It seems from my experience 9 out of 10 times, staging salmon will only bite a lure out of irritation. Which is why crankbaits and spoons work so well, because they displace more water and make noise, all of which my irritate a salmon into biting.


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Posted 26 August 2016 - 11:01 AM

N8orDie,

 

Swim baits definitely catch trout and salmon. If you are trying them in the lower Niagara you could potentially catch anything on them. Give the Berkley Ripple shads a try or Keitech swimbaits. White and/or chartreuse has worked for me.

 

Good luck!


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Posted 26 August 2016 - 11:37 AM

Yup - all the time. Match the hatch. My brother caught a steelie on a 4" white senko before... a senko
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Posted 26 August 2016 - 12:43 PM

3 inch senko would work.white or rainbow color. but would use a marabou jig over swimbaits if i want salmon.


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Posted 26 August 2016 - 01:37 PM

Edit the title.
Salmon NOT Slamon.
Don't know why but irritates me like crazy.
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Posted 26 August 2016 - 01:46 PM

Slamon fishes feesh Samonns
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#8 N8orDie

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Posted 27 August 2016 - 10:50 AM

Thanks for the input everybody


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#9 N8orDie

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Posted 28 August 2016 - 06:58 PM

Hopefully they'll work for some slamonns


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Posted 02 October 2016 - 08:15 PM

Swimbaits have been a major game changer for trout species.Trout should be more active with swimsuits earlier and later in the year when they become a bit more aggressive. I would start with a quality swimsuit with lots of action in the tail and try it on lighter line. This will allow the bait to sink down a bit while giving it a slow retrieve. Always make sure you rig the swimbait as straight as possible. Hope this helps

 

Cheers Henry


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Posted 02 October 2016 - 10:48 PM

Swimbaits have been a major game changer for trout species.Trout should be more active with swimsuits earlier and later in the year when they become a bit more aggressive. I would start with a quality swimsuit with lots of action in the tail and try it on lighter line. This will allow the bait to sink down a bit while giving it a slow retrieve. Always make sure you rig the swimbait as straight as possible. Hope this helps

 

Cheers Henry

 

So I need a swimsuit and a swimbait? Rgr that


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#12 DILLIGAF?!

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Posted 03 October 2016 - 09:23 AM


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#13 N8orDie

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Posted 06 October 2016 - 05:25 PM

I've heard enough to give'r a try this season. Thanks.


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