Author Topic: Catching Lake Whites.  (Read 692 times)

Dodger

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Catching Lake Whites.
« on: August 24, 2011, 05:59:56 PM »
Hello to all !!
This Friday I am going to bob around on a couple of Southern reservoirs for Pike. I have a guest coming along and he is only interested in catching Lake Whites, in fact this guy is just goofy over Lake Whites for his smoker.

My question is - If I'm just floating along jigging for Pike is it practical for him to just use a bobber with a wire worm and maggot floating along with the boat?

Any tips for catching these fussy critters will be appreciated.

Thanks, Dodger.
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AxeMan

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Re: Catching Lake Whites.
« Reply #1 on: August 24, 2011, 06:47:43 PM »
We used to catch them like crazy in open water at Wabamun in September and October years ago on a bare wire worm with a red dot on it's abdomen 3 - 6 feet under a bobber.  Not sure if this will help down south, Dodger.  Seems like every lake is a bit different for whites though.
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Dodger

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Re: Catching Lake Whites.
« Reply #2 on: August 25, 2011, 04:14:50 AM »
Hello AxeMan.
Thanks for the tip !  I figured a bobber and wire worm wouild be as good any option for catching them.  How tough can it be when they have the brain the size of a pea and we can communicate from a keyboard to anyone on the planet....................... :-\

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Re: Catching Lake Whites.
« Reply #3 on: August 26, 2011, 08:03:49 PM »
maybe to late for this trip. but for next time try modifying a regular bobber by gluing a golf tee to the top. fish a wire worm or the small silver/red russian hook underneath. wrap your line around the bottom clip opposite the golf tee. the bobber will lay with the tee laying horizontal to the water. the slightest suck will turn the bobber and that tee will stand straight up. set and you're hooked up. it works well.

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Re: Catching Lake Whites.
« Reply #4 on: August 27, 2011, 04:13:53 PM »
Hello Daceminnow.
I missed this before we went fishing   :(   I like the concept on this and I will try it out next time for them Whitey's. My buddy tried with a slip bobber for a couple of hours but with no luck. He never brought any wire worms but tried a San Juan Worm from his fly fishing flys. But now we have another secret for our growing arsenal  :)

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