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Old 07-02-2018, 09:57 PM   #1
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Default Deep hole jigging

I was wondering if itís too early in the season to start jigging the deep holes for lakers. Iíve only caught a few this year and no salmon...the lakers I did catch trolling with LC were in 25 FOW but that was a month ago. Thanks!
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Old 07-03-2018, 06:53 AM   #2
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I was wondering if itís too early in the season to start jigging the deep holes for lakers. Iíve only caught a few this year and no salmon...the lakers I did catch trolling with LC were in 25 FOW but that was a month ago. Thanks!
Yes, still too early... they wonít start stacking till they are in pre-spawn mode which is still a while out.

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September is the best time for laker jigging.

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Have had good luck jigging in July for lakers. It not to early. Lakers love sitting on the bottom just gotta find them. First started with a charter captain who no longer is on the lake. Neighbor got 7.5 lb last year in July
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Have had good luck jigging in July for lakers. It not to early. Lakers love sitting on the bottom just gotta find them. First started with a charter captain who no longer is on the lake. Neighbor got 7.5 lb last year in July
You can Jig for them any time the season is open but you wonít find them in quantity and stacked up like you do at the end of the season in September. The right hole in September will have many of them stacked, enough to fill your fish finder screen with arches! On a calm morning over a good hole the action is non stop.

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Is having a fish finder an absolute must for this type of fishing or can you just try your luck in some deeper water (60 feet?) and...what typed of jigs work best for this? We've never tried it before but willing to give it a try.
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You really need to have a fish finder to locate them. They are not always in the deepest of holes, sometimes on flats that are 40-50 ft deep.
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I just finished a week of vacation on the Lake including some time every day vertical jigging with spoons for lakers. I had moderate, consistent success with fish in 45-55í and a catch rate of maybe one fish every 1.5-2 hours. Largest was 23Ē. Plus a bonus 18Ē rainbow. havenít been able to be on the Lake later in the season when the bite is better but itís definitely not a waste of time now.
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