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#1 NADO

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Posted 14 March 2017 - 03:57 PM

This was a first for me, it has never happened to me before and I have never witnessed it happen to anyone else. I have had lakers hit a bait that I was jigging while I wasn't looking, I have also had Lakers hit baits I was working very slowly on bottom thinking I had whitefish on the screen. One thing that has never happened to me is a Laker coming up and hitting a dead sticked swimbait 20' off bottom while I was not even holding the rod!
 

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#2 salmotrutta

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Posted 14 March 2017 - 05:01 PM

There's a Laker vid on youtube, where the guys in it say a giant laker took a swipe at their transducer. 


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Posted 14 March 2017 - 05:51 PM

^^^

Do you have a link to that?

 

Nice Laker Nado, sweet footage of the grab


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#4 salmotrutta

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Posted 14 March 2017 - 06:14 PM

Day 5 of bout with meningitis, good sign I still have an ok memory lol as I just dug this up and randomly clicked the right point in the vid:

 

https://youtu.be/1J8wrquaUtg?t=23m32s

 

They probably mention it somewhere else in the vid too, and it might even have happened in another vid too? Possibly JigheadsTV, Uncut, or another random Muskoka clip..

 

Edit:

 

They mention it more clearly here:

 

https://youtu.be/1J8wrquaUtg?t=19m45s

 

And again:

 

https://youtu.be/1J8wrquaUtg?t=1m35s

 

https://youtu.be/1J8wrquaUtg?t=19m20s


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#5 fishfreek

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Posted 14 March 2017 - 06:51 PM

I had that happen once with a white tube on Simcoe. I had it sit there half way in the water column while I was eating a sandwich . Never landed the fish , but I'm sure it was a laker.


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#6 fishfreek

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Posted 14 March 2017 - 06:53 PM

Nice video,  thanks for sharing.


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#7 PUMP KNOWS

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Posted 14 March 2017 - 08:46 PM

Was

 

Day 5 of bout with meningitis, good sign I still have an ok memory lol as I just dug this up and randomly clicked the right point in the vid:

 

https://youtu.be/1J8wrquaUtg?t=23m32s

 

They probably mention it somewhere else in the vid too, and it might even have happened in another vid too? Possibly JigheadsTV, Uncut, or another random Muskoka clip..

 

Edit:

 

They mention it more clearly here:

 

https://youtu.be/1J8wrquaUtg?t=19m45s

 

And again:

 

https://youtu.be/1J8wrquaUtg?t=1m35s

 

https://youtu.be/1J8wrquaUtg?t=19m20s

 

 

Was that a 30 minute fight?

 

That run at the beginning was crazy


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#8 salmotrutta

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Posted 14 March 2017 - 09:29 PM

Was

 

 

 

Was that a 30 minute fight?

 

That run at the beginning was crazy

 

Well over 30mins, during the vid they had to stop filming to delete other footage to make room on their memory card to keep filming. 

 

I think it could have been shorter, but he took his time, given it was an absolute trophy for that lake. 


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#9 getin

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Posted 15 March 2017 - 11:07 AM

Yes, had same thing with whitefish and ling a few days ago, and a laker last year. When they are focused on hitting the bait they go crazy


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Posted 15 March 2017 - 04:02 PM

A few years ago in the Ottawa valley, I had a micro plastic shrimp on a set rod halfway up the water column in about 50fow and after getting no bites all day we finally got one exactly like this but lost the fish. Fast forward 2 long boring hours later, same bait, halfway up, SLAM and RUN like there was no tomorrow. Finally landed it and it was a beautiful 7lbs laker that hit like pike and ran like a carp. You really don't get those kind of hits to often but when you do... oh man, what a rush. When you hear your drag screaming from 20 feet away and you see that rod trying to jump in the hole, you can't help but turn into a 5 year old. Great catch NADO!


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#11 NADO

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Posted 16 March 2017 - 12:34 PM

I cant understand how lake trout fights last for so long. A friend of a friend tells me stories about 20+ pound lakers they have caught that can take 20,30 or even 40 minutes to get through the hole. I have never caught a 20 but I have landed my fair share in the high teens and I have never had a fight go much longer than 5 minutes. That fish was an easy 10-12lbs and I had it through he hole in less than 2 minutes.


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