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Offline big big rdg

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When to Set the Hook??
« on: Dec 22, 2005, 07:34 PM »
I am going to be targeting some broodstocked salmon this week in some lakes in Massachusetts. I know when fishing for trout in Maine, we let them take their first "initial run" then they ussually make another nad when they slow down is when we set the hook. Is it the same for the Salmon? Thanks!

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Re: When to Set the Hook??
« Reply #1 on: Dec 22, 2005, 08:00 PM »
Landlocks will usually be ripping of line when they take it, I set the hook immediately, as they are known to spit the bait after 30 feet of taking line. Be careful to not set the hook too hard, you'r rip it right out, or break the line even. Don't hesitate to set the hook.

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Re: When to Set the Hook??
« Reply #2 on: Dec 23, 2005, 11:04 AM »
I agree with Pasquatch. I usually set the hook immediately.
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Re: When to Set the Hook??
« Reply #3 on: Jan 03, 2006, 09:09 PM »
me too i don't really set as much just kinda stop it one the run.

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Re: When to Set the Hook??
« Reply #4 on: Jan 11, 2006, 12:59 PM »
I agree with 'iifishhii' - you can essentially let the salmon hook itself when its peeling off the line rather than chance jerking the hook while trying to really set-it.  Its brought me good fortune on a consistent basis.

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Re: When to Set the Hook??
« Reply #5 on: Jan 11, 2006, 06:49 PM »
What about circle hooks!

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Re: When to Set the Hook??
« Reply #6 on: Jan 11, 2006, 08:44 PM »
What about circle hooks!
i don't like them ice fishing they only seem to work with a drag.and i don't like a drag ice fishing.

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Re: When to Set the Hook??
« Reply #7 on: Jan 16, 2006, 04:23 PM »
how far should you set your bait for landlock salmon  :tipup:
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Re: When to Set the Hook??
« Reply #8 on: Jan 16, 2006, 05:26 PM »
how far should you set your bait for landlock salmon  :tipup:

Explain what ya mean? How far under the ice?

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Re: When to Set the Hook??
« Reply #9 on: Jan 17, 2006, 08:32 AM »
yea like how high do the salmon swim do i put it just off the bottom or do i put it right under the ice at like 3 feet  :tipup:
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Re: When to Set the Hook??
« Reply #10 on: Jan 17, 2006, 10:02 AM »
right under the ice 3'-6'

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Re: When to Set the Hook??
« Reply #11 on: Jan 17, 2006, 02:42 PM »
Every time i go fishing  i put it under the ice about that deep but i never get a flag on them I've tried it for a year now. Do you have any lock with catching salmon.  :tipup:  :tipup:
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Re: When to Set the Hook??
« Reply #12 on: Jan 17, 2006, 03:07 PM »
Get yourself into 30 to 60 FOW and set your salmon traps anywhere from 3-15 feet under the ice...

You also want to look at the body of water you are fishing and try to figure out what the salmon are feeding on...most of the lakes here the salmon feed on smelts, so that is what I use for bait

I have had good success with this method!

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Re: When to Set the Hook??
« Reply #13 on: Jan 17, 2006, 04:11 PM »
I have had good luck using my method.  :)

 



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