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Offline dinick

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whitefish setup help!
« on: Nov 10, 2012, 10:08 AM »
hi im new to the sport and i want to fish for whitefish, and i just wanted to know what kind of setup i should use. Rod and Line specs plz!

Thanks
Nick

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Re: whitefish setup help!
« Reply #1 on: Dec 06, 2012, 06:38 PM »
We fish near the bottom about a foot or so off the bottom . We use smaller hooks baited with either fish roe , deer meat or small pieces of fish .We put bobbers on the lines so we can see the hits as white fish just tap it or suck on it .
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Re: whitefish setup help!
« Reply #2 on: Dec 07, 2012, 12:01 AM »
On Lake Simcoe we mostly jig for them in 70' to 120'.
Medium action rod with about 6 lb line.
Mono or braid. Both have advantages & disadvantages.
Spoons and Bad Boyz are our most common baits.
Some form of sonar is most useful.

BTW: That's a Simcoe whitie in my avatar.

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Re: whitefish setup help!
« Reply #3 on: Dec 07, 2012, 08:07 PM »
thanks!! cant wait to get on simcoe!!

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Re: whitefish setup help!
« Reply #4 on: Dec 28, 2012, 03:32 PM »
When I've fished them on L. Michigan we use 6 lb test. Slide a #12 red treble hook on your line, attach a red swivel also size 12 at the end. To the swivel attach a 12 to 14 inch piece of 6 lb leader. At the end of the leader tie on a Swedish pimple (gold or silver). Add a spike to each hook on the treble and one waxworm to the free floating treble hook.
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Offline Whitefish Slayer

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Re: whitefish setup help!
« Reply #5 on: Dec 29, 2012, 09:00 PM »
It depends on what waters you are fishing.  When I lived back in New Brunswick, CA where the water isn't very clear we always fished them in about 30 FOW on the bottom or very close to the bottom.  We used small hooks size 10 and 12's with sucker eggs, chain pikeral eggs, small pieces of fish.  Small bobbers were key for this tactic given how lightly they would bite.   Medium action rod with 4-6 lb test something with very lightly stretch (Stay away from cheap mono).

Where I am now I can see the bottom at 20 feet so it's basically sight fishing..  A much different tactic than what I was use too.  Here I use small jig or wire worms on the same rods as above and jig for them....

Good Luck!!! They can be tricky to catch but once you catch one you will be HOOKED!!!

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Re: whitefish setup help!
« Reply #6 on: Feb 10, 2013, 08:00 PM »
 A double rig is a great setup. You can have a variety of them including a double hook, a spoon and a fly, and many others. The most popular is the double live waxworm. It has a spoon with waxworms on bottom for an attractor and a hook with a waxworm which the Whitefish usually hit.

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Re: whitefish setup help!
« Reply #7 on: Feb 13, 2013, 07:56 PM »
A double rig is a great setup. You can have a variety of them including a double hook, a spoon and a fly, and many others. The most popular is the double live waxworm. It has a spoon with waxworms on bottom for an attractor and a hook with a waxworm which the Whitefish usually hit.
how do u eat the white fish other then smoked

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Re: whitefish setup help!
« Reply #8 on: Feb 13, 2013, 08:24 PM »
Pan fried, deep fried, baked......  ;)

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Re: whitefish setup help!
« Reply #9 on: Feb 13, 2013, 10:50 PM »
Great in chowder!

 



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