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Message Subject: Spoonplugs
esox50
Posted 9/25/2005 10:50 PM (#160667)
Subject: Spoonplugs





Posts: 2025


Can someone explain what these are? I think I know what is meant by them, but not positive. Are they primarily a trolling lure? Why would you clip one of these on over something else? (Yeah, this is sort of meant to pick your brain Mr. Borst...) How cover resistant are they? Thanks. Looking to maybe add a couple to my aresenal for next spring's trolling bite.
AFChief
Posted 9/26/2005 5:59 AM (#160672 - in reply to #160667)
Subject: RE: Spoonplugs




Posts: 544


Location: So. Illinois
Below is a link that talks a bit about spoonplugs and shows an illlistration of what one looks like.

http://fishinguys.com/spoonplug.htm

Jerry
msmith0903
Posted 9/26/2005 6:00 AM (#160673 - in reply to #160667)
Subject: RE: Spoonplugs


Spoonplugs are designed to troll . Not for casting. They are made to attain a specified depth and remain there. By switching sizes (and depth) you are seeking the location in the water column of the fish. They are very effective. I have caught Pike, Muskie, Smallmouth, Largemouth , Sauger, Walleye , Saugeye, Catfish, Fresh Water Drum, Lake Trout, and I am sure that I am forgetting a few. It is a easy way to fish and also at times can be very productive. Mark Smith
mikie
Posted 9/26/2005 6:14 AM (#160675 - in reply to #160667)
Subject: RE: Spoonplugs





Location: Athens, Ohio
more at:
http://www.buckperry.com/spoa.php

We'll miss ya, Buck! m
whopper stopper
Posted 2/6/2011 12:33 AM (#480033 - in reply to #160673)
Subject: RE: Spoonplugs


I have been a spoonplugger for many years. Spoonplugs CAN and SHOULD be cast as well as trolled. ALL of Buck Perrys really Big catches were made CASTING the Spoonplug after the fish were LOCATED on the troll.
kevinj
Posted 2/6/2011 10:19 AM (#480059 - in reply to #480033)
Subject: RE: Spoonplugs




Posts: 369


Spoonpluggin is great
best way to learn a lake
Get a copy of Buck's books too
bwalsh
Posted 2/7/2011 10:16 AM (#480283 - in reply to #160667)
Subject: Re: Spoonplugs




Posts: 24


Is there any point in using them on a lake you cannot troll?
knooter
Posted 2/7/2011 10:43 AM (#480286 - in reply to #160667)
Subject: Re: Spoonplugs




Posts: 528


Location: Hugo, MN
If spoonplugging is so effective, why don't more anglers win muskie tournaments using them? Not doubting they are an effective tool for precision trolling, but come on. There are other ways to break down the water column.
firstsixfeet
Posted 2/7/2011 12:24 PM (#480304 - in reply to #480283)
Subject: Re: Spoonplugs




Posts: 2364


bwalsh - 2/7/2011 10:16 AM

Is there any point in using them on a lake you cannot troll?


No, there are better tools.
8HPTROLLER
Posted 2/7/2011 4:04 PM (#480354 - in reply to #160667)
Subject: RE: Spoonplugs




Posts: 10


Esox50,
Spoonplugs are an excellant tool for mapping and interpetation in the right hands. They are also effective for catching muskies under the right circumstances. For the spring trolling bite, (post spawn) the muskies tend to be shallow in the water column so you should short line the spoonplugs. If you are bottom bumping in the spring you are probably fishing `under' the fish and not having much success. Spoonplugs would not be my lure of choice for short line trolling muskies.
Spend time with Buck Perry's study guide and good luck
Rich Wren
esox50
Posted 2/7/2011 11:01 PM (#480476 - in reply to #160667)
Subject: RE: Spoonplugs


Six years after originally posting this thread I still don't own any spoonplugs. Guess I can't pull myself away from my topwaters
msmith0903
Posted 2/9/2011 2:19 AM (#480677 - in reply to #160667)
Subject: Re: Spoonplugs




Posts: 13


Location: charleston wv
And I still use spoonplugs for trolling. Have tried them for casting and just do better trolling them.
jerryb
Posted 2/9/2011 2:55 AM (#480679 - in reply to #480476)
Subject: RE: Spoonplugs




Posts: 581


Location: Northern IL
I assume you know "what" a spoonplug is now 51/2 ) years later,ha ha sorry I missed it.

If not, they are basically a (7 different sizes) crank bait designed to run at an exact and precise depths, the smallest, (500) to run the shallows and the largest, (800) to run the deepest.

No they are not exclusively used on the troll but are an excellent "tool" just for u sfu, just kiddin ya buddy, for casting deep water features.

"cover resistant" no not so much, they come to the surface quickly when fouled.

Bwalsh,

The right "tool" could be a 700 when anchored in depths less than 10-12' and allowing the lure to sink to the bottom and giving the rod a quick and steady retrieve while maintaining lure bottom contact all the way back to the boat. However learning the limitations of any bait is best achieved on lakes, where trolling is legal.

Knooter,
Contests are not the only way to achieve fishing satisfaction or tottal success.

Edited by jerryb 2/9/2011 2:57 AM
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