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Old 04-21-2015, 10:35 AM   #1
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I usually troll cigsicles or live bait if I have it, but I have never trolled a lure from the kayak. I imagine that its tough to get a good, steady speed to get it down to a suitable depth, and plus I feel like it creates a lot of drag, yet I hear about guys pulling different lures from their kayaks.

What sort of lures do you guys troll, and why do you sometimes prefer it to frozen or live bait?
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Old 04-21-2015, 10:41 AM   #2
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Yo Zuri Crystal Minnows, Rapala X Raps and many other slim baits have great action even at slower speeds. The reason is pretty easy; they're true fire-and-forget baits that do not require checking like naturals and have more vibration. It's not an either/or scenario either as we often pull both.
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Old 04-21-2015, 10:47 AM   #3
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Okay thanks, I will look into purchasing some. I always figured pulling 2 baits were more effective but it makes sense that having a combo can be effective as well, since there's a combo of scent + vibration as opposed to just one of the two.
I'll try it out this weekend pending conditions.

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Old 04-21-2015, 12:57 PM   #4
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You can also troll w/ jigs n soft plastics, double jig rigs and so on...there's many options when it comes to trolling. I actually prefer lures over bait cause like Chris said, toss it out and forget about it.
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And keep a rig ready to throw at all times! Never know when you'll happen upon a school of anything or even AJ slamming surfac bait.
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Some days, especially the bright calm sunny days the deep divers produce better than live bait. Some days/well most days live is better. Always good to be prepared though I pull live probably 90% of the time.
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Old 04-21-2015, 04:20 PM   #7
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Can you troll something relatively big like a croaker or hardtail? If so how do you rig them? Would you put a weight on them.
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