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muskieman6
Posted 9/15/2013 11:11 AM (#663244)
Subject: good fall trolling baits ?




Posts: 86


Location: Metro , Mille Lacs, and G. Rapids
Im trying to get up north in the next month or so and looking to troll I got the biggest size believer which I think is 13 inches , double thirteens and some rubber are these good to start with im just getting into the whole fall fishing ... let me know thanks.
The Swan
Posted 9/15/2013 11:43 AM (#663250 - in reply to #663244)
Subject: RE: good fall trolling baits ?


You will catch more fish if you trolled an 8" Believer, Jake or Depthraider. The largest bait I would ever troll or throw would be the 9" Grandma. Just MHO.
lifeisfun
Posted 9/15/2013 12:18 PM (#663258 - in reply to #663250)
Subject: RE: good fall trolling baits ?





Location: Ontario
The Swan - 9/15/2013 12:43 PM

You will catch more fish if you trolled an 8" Believer, Jake or Depthraider. The largest bait I would ever troll or throw would be the 9" Grandma. Just MHO.


I just caught 28" on 13" Jake this morning so I guess it depends day by day.
LarryO
Posted 9/15/2013 3:37 PM (#663309 - in reply to #663244)
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Posts: 187


Location: Evansville, IN
For me the best fall trolling lure is the 13" Grandma, no contest. I also catch a few on the 14" Jake though. I've tried the Plows and Hookers but I seem to do better with lures that run a little shallower. That said I have caught some fish on those Slammer Deep Minnows and the 14" Believers.

I like the large lures, I don't think they limit the amount of fish you catch at all. I actually think I get more hits on the larger lures than the smaller lures. 10" Jake or 10" Believer would be the smallest lure I would run.
muskyhunter47
Posted 9/15/2013 3:53 PM (#663317 - in reply to #663309)
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Posts: 707


Location: Minnesota
buy a few headlocks great trolling bait
milje
Posted 9/15/2013 5:32 PM (#663328 - in reply to #663244)
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Posts: 303


Location: Wakefield, MI
I like to troll a couple of different size lures at the same time and let the fish tell me what they want. I've had good days on a depth raider, I've had good days on a 12" DDD.


That said I like big baits more, but I always throw something normal size out just in case.
Rick Wolff
Posted 9/16/2013 5:08 AM (#663403 - in reply to #663317)
Subject: Re: good fall trolling baits ?


Bought one headlock......runs like a planer board off to one side... not what i expected....
Peter Stoltman
Posted 9/16/2013 6:53 AM (#663409 - in reply to #663244)
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Posts: 168


There are a lot of factors that can determine trolling success a lot more than just lure size. Type of lake, water color, forage base, fish location, are all factors to take into account. If you haven't done so already I'd suggest getting a copy of Tom
Gelb's excellent book: "Musky Strategy". When you take everything into account it will probably help you decide which lure to run on any given day. I've got everything from 5" lures like old Bagley's, Tuff Shads, Baby Depthraiders up to the large Jakes, Hookers, Slammer's etc. that have been mentioned already.
jano
Posted 9/16/2013 8:38 AM (#663424 - in reply to #663244)
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8INCH BELIEVER 8 DR
moemoe
Posted 9/18/2013 8:49 PM (#664152 - in reply to #663244)
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Posts: 18


I fish st clair in the fall....10inch nils by far take the most fish
gordonmann69
Posted 9/18/2013 9:36 PM (#664160 - in reply to #663244)
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Posts: 145


Tackle Industries SuperD Ciscos are great.
jano
Posted 9/20/2013 12:43 AM (#664414 - in reply to #663403)
Subject: Re: good fall trolling baits ?




Rick Wolff - 9/16/2013 5:08 AM

Bought one headlock......runs like a planer board off to one side... not what i expected....


because the lure don't seem to be tunable and his high price im sure he will give you another one.good luck
Contender
Posted 9/20/2013 8:41 AM (#664454 - in reply to #663403)
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Posts: 317


Location: Algonac, MI
Rick Wolff - 9/16/2013 6:08 AM

Bought one headlock......runs like a planer board off to one side... not what i expected....


Can't it be tuned, by bending the pull eye the direction you want it to run? Or did it not tune, when you tried.

Fall crankbaits - To me are bigger baits, with slow wobble. (Hookers, Hanna, Parrywinkles, Nils, 10" Beilever, Big Jakes & Gmas, Magnets, Frankies.....)
Brad P
Posted 9/20/2013 8:55 AM (#664459 - in reply to #663244)
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Posts: 612


I can't believe nobody is mentioning the Custom X stuff. 12" Mag along with the headlock are my two favorite cranks.
muskyhunter47
Posted 9/20/2013 8:58 AM (#664461 - in reply to #663403)
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Posts: 707


Location: Minnesota
Rick Wolff - 9/16/2013 5:08 AM

Bought one headlock......runs like a planer board off to one side... not what i expected....

where did you buy it. it's been said before there not a cheap bait off its not right I'm shut they will replace it for you . good luck let me know what they do for you
Brad P
Posted 9/20/2013 9:08 AM (#664466 - in reply to #663244)
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Posts: 612


That sounds like a broken headlock. It is supposed to wander around, but not just to one side.
Pikiespawn
Posted 9/20/2013 5:12 PM (#664552 - in reply to #664466)
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Posts: 877


Location: Apollo, PA
I would contact duff thury the maker of the headlock, he's a great guy, and those lures work
Rick Wolff
Posted 9/20/2013 9:24 PM (#664579 - in reply to #664454)
Subject: Re: good fall trolling baits ?


The pull eye is three position insertable.... not a standard configuration...bending it would loosen the fit..... and totally loosen the set up...I guess i should have looked at it closer when i bought it......can see the lip was not set straight...just cant see giving it much water time the way it runs....
Rick Wolff
Posted 9/20/2013 9:30 PM (#664581 - in reply to #663244)
Subject: RE: good fall trolling baits ?


Will be on Bemidji last week of October.... the v first two weeks of November....
Capt bigfish
Posted 9/20/2013 11:03 PM (#664589 - in reply to #664581)
Subject: RE: good fall trolling baits ?




Posts: 452


Mr Wolff, you will be taken care of. Please send me your info and a pic of lure so I can get you a replacement asap. Thanks. my email is: [email protected]
Jeff Hanson
Posted 9/21/2013 11:01 AM (#664645 - in reply to #664589)
Subject: RE: good fall trolling baits ?




Posts: 561


10" Jakes
9" grandmas
Muskietrain MX9 and MX12's
10" scubas
Have been the best for me
Jeff Hanson
madisonmuskyguide.com
Chris
Posted 9/21/2013 2:59 PM (#664659 - in reply to #663244)
Subject: RE: good fall trolling baits ?


Give Blue Water Baits a try they seem to work very well all year around, and do very well in the fall. They have lots of pictures on facebook
Rick Wolff
Posted 9/21/2013 5:45 PM (#664670 - in reply to #664589)
Subject: RE: good fall trolling baits ?


Duff is getting me back in business....thanks...
ARmuskyaddict
Posted 9/21/2013 11:05 PM (#664695 - in reply to #663244)
Subject: Re: good fall trolling baits ?





Posts: 655


Duff makes some awesome baits. I now have both a headlock and supernatural, despite being limited in my fishing time, because I have seen how they work. Had he not replied on here, I would have told you to contact either of the places you can get them, as they also stand behind their products. The good thing about the headlock, is you can also cast it. The twitching/ripping action is great, as is the kick-out while trolling.
Guest
Posted 9/22/2013 8:57 AM (#664717 - in reply to #663244)
Subject: RE: good fall trolling baits ?


Hoosier Handmade makes some great trolling baits.
matt1985
Posted 9/22/2013 10:45 AM (#664734 - in reply to #663244)
Subject: Re: good fall trolling baits ?




Posts: 32


Slammers 10" minnow with fish tail add on. A lot of big fish have come on this setup
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