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Offline plumbloco

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Maple sausage for lake trout bait
« on: Apr 27, 2021, 05:35 PM »
So can anyone tell me if using maple sausage for bait is it ok to cook it so it better stays on the hooks? Never tried this but i hear it works fantastic. And i wonder if the flavored bacon would be just as effective? Oughta be easier to thread the hook through ? Appreciate any input. Thanx. Fishing Flathead Lke in Mt.

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Re: Maple sausage for lake trout bait
« Reply #1 on: Apr 28, 2021, 01:45 PM »
So can anyone tell me if using maple sausage for bait is it ok to cook it so it better stays on the hooks? Never tried this but i hear it works fantastic. And i wonder if the flavored bacon would be just as effective? Oughta be easier to thread the hook through ? Appreciate any input. Thanx. Fishing Flathead Lke in Mt.

Might as well cook it first so you got a snack if the fish arent biting

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Re: Maple sausage for lake trout bait
« Reply #2 on: Apr 28, 2021, 02:04 PM »
Maybe add some tiny little pancakes, too... ;D
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Re: Maple sausage for lake trout bait
« Reply #3 on: Apr 28, 2021, 02:26 PM »
Heard it works better than hotdogs.wth never heard of maple sausage for fish.id use more natural presentations.theres no sausage in lakes or rivers.

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Re: Maple sausage for lake trout bait
« Reply #4 on: Apr 29, 2021, 08:19 AM »
jimmy dean links works the best.
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Re: Maple sausage for lake trout bait
« Reply #5 on: Apr 29, 2021, 04:30 PM »
Heard it works better than hotdogs.wth never heard of maple sausage for fish.id use more natural presentations.theres no sausage in lakes or rivers.

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Re: Maple sausage for lake trout bait
« Reply #6 on: Apr 30, 2021, 08:36 AM »
Wonder if they'll now show fish eating it in the Jimmy Dean commercial?  ;D



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Re: Maple sausage for lake trout bait
« Reply #7 on: Apr 30, 2021, 11:49 AM »
On Flathead Lake, Johnsonville maple syrup sausage is the favorite brand.  It's  irritatingly fragile, but it catches fish.

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Re: Maple sausage for lake trout bait
« Reply #8 on: Apr 30, 2021, 03:09 PM »
On Flathead Lake, Johnsonville maple syrup sausage is the favorite brand.  It's  irritatingly fragile, but it catches fish.
Cooked or raw?
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Re: Maple sausage for lake trout bait
« Reply #9 on: Apr 30, 2021, 03:20 PM »
Patty or link?lol

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Re: Maple sausage for lake trout bait
« Reply #10 on: May 01, 2021, 08:22 AM »
Cooked or raw?

Patty or link?lol

Raw links.  Here's how you use them:  Thread an egg shaped slip sinker onto your main line, and then tie a clip to the end of the main line.  Tie a treble hook to a 3 foot leader with a loop at its end.  Stick a crochet hook or a stiff wire with a little hook bent into its end through the center of the link, use the crochet hook or hooked wire to pull the leader through the center of the link, pull the treble hook up against the end of the link, and clip the leader onto your main line.  If you're ice fishing, drop the sausage to the bottom, or suspend it a couple of inches above the bottom.  If you're using a tip-up, set the flag.  If you're using a rod, release its spool.  If a lake trout picks up the sausage, you can either set the hook right away, or let the lake trout run off with it some distance to give it time to swallow the hook.

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Re: Maple sausage for lake trout bait
« Reply #11 on: May 04, 2021, 08:18 AM »
Has anyone tried using the grand slam breakfast from IHOP? If there was a way to keep the eggs on your hook I bet you would catch a huge mac

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Re: Maple sausage for lake trout bait
« Reply #12 on: May 04, 2021, 08:19 PM »
Has anyone tried using the grand slam breakfast from IHOP? If there was a way to keep the eggs on your hook I bet you would catch a huge mac

Might work, but never know when Ihop will run out of pancakes and then you wouldn't do so good

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Re: Maple sausage for lake trout bait
« Reply #13 on: May 05, 2021, 06:47 AM »
you take the grand slam breakfast tie it up in egg sack material just like you would for roe. maybe a bit bigger. keep it frozen till needed.
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Re: Maple sausage for lake trout bait
« Reply #14 on: May 08, 2021, 06:53 PM »
I'd eat that.

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Re: Maple sausage for lake trout bait
« Reply #15 on: May 09, 2021, 08:35 PM »
Raw links.  Here's how you use them:  Thread an egg shaped slip sinker onto your main line, and then tie a clip to the end of the main line.  Tie a treble hook to a 3 foot leader with a loop at its end.  Stick a crochet hook or a stiff wire with a little hook bent into its end through the center of the link, use the crochet hook or hooked wire to pull the leader through the center of the link, pull the treble hook up against the end of the link, and clip the leader onto your main line.  If you're ice fishing, drop the sausage to the bottom, or suspend it a couple of inches above the bottom.  If you're using a tip-up, set the flag.  If you're using a rod, release its spool.  If a lake trout picks up the sausage, you can either set the hook right away, or let the lake trout run off with it some distance to give it time to swallow the hook.

I thought I might give it a try next winter but I am having trouble picturing that
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Re: Maple sausage for lake trout bait
« Reply #16 on: May 10, 2021, 04:43 AM »
the truth is most mt lake trout like polish sausages grilled and cut into 1 inch pieces.(not to heavy on the char marks)
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Re: Maple sausage for lake trout bait
« Reply #17 on: May 31, 2021, 05:51 PM »
First time I took my buddies ice fishing for Lakers

 my buddy spent 40 bucks at Zimmers tacklev for bait lol told them all you need is the sausage  he thought I was joking but the sausage was the only thing we caught them on

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Re: Maple sausage for lake trout bait
« Reply #18 on: Jul 23, 2021, 12:53 PM »
It's like using power bait, cut sausage in thirds and put sausage on a treble hook,

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Re: Maple sausage for lake trout bait
« Reply #19 on: Jul 23, 2021, 10:19 PM »
Lol, regular or maple flavored

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Re: Maple sausage for lake trout bait
« Reply #20 on: Jul 24, 2021, 06:27 AM »
Might work, but never know when Ihop will run out of pancakes and then you wouldn't do so good

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