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Old 12-27-2016, 08:19 PM   #1
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Hey guys. I've read that trolling can be a great way to target specks in the rivers and bayous. I've tried a few times with zero luck. Can I get some advice on baits that are good for trolling? I've been using swim baits like DOA CAL with 1/4-1/8 oz jog heads. I try to troll at 1mph because I assume slow is key. Any and all advice is helpful.
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Old 12-28-2016, 12:51 AM   #2
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We've been trolling everything from DOA Shrimp and Vudu Shrimp to Matrix Shad on a 3/8 ounce jighead trolling at around 1 mph. Just remember to keep your bait down toward the bottom or at the bottom.
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Back in the day used to do good with a rooster tail trolled slow.

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Start with a Mirrordine 17MR

try 1/2 dozen different colors to see what they like that day.
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Old 12-28-2016, 07:42 AM   #5
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Here would be my 3 suggestions for trolling.

Jerk baits, rattle traps and beetle spins.

jerkbaits: I prefer rapala cause I like they way they wiggle.

rattle traps: blue/silver, bring colors

beetle-spin: I shouldn't give this tip up, but some of the largest trout are caught on 1/4 oz. white beetle spin trolled about 1-1/2 - 2 mph just off the bottom.

Troll with the current or diagonally across current.
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Old 12-28-2016, 08:35 AM   #6
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Thanks for all the advice guys! I'll let you know how I do this weekend!
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Old 12-28-2016, 10:46 AM   #7
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Slow and on the bottom. Keep searching to you find them and once you find them keep working to the area. This is the biggest One I caught this morning in Blackwater
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Old 12-28-2016, 07:50 PM   #8
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Went today and trolled up and down Yellow and Broadmouth. Weaver was too crowded. Caught 1 short.
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Old 12-29-2016, 09:05 PM   #9
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Took my dad out this afternoon. Crazy windy and the wind was dropping. We didn't catch anything, but I did get my first bite trolling. Slamming good bite too. My dad pulled it out the rod holder and set the hook like it was a large mouth bass. Needless to say there was no hook set. It's all good though. The tactics you guys told me about proved to change my luck as I at least got a bite! The conditions weren't great and don't look great for tomorrow but I'll still be out there.
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Old 12-29-2016, 09:58 PM   #10
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It needs to cool back down for a while before the trout will be back in the rivers in any numbers.
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