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Re: LAKE GEORGE BS THREAD
« Reply #10320 on: Nov 18, 2019, 09:45 AM »
Iím not fan of bait casters.  Itís going to limit your rod selection.  I like spinning setups . If your chasing marks in the water column you need to be able to dump line down the hole fast. I like tuned up custom rods. (36 inch ) 10 lb braid.  Just make sure the reel can hold a couple hundred feet of line.  Most smaller ice reels wonít hold that much line.

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Re: LAKE GEORGE BS THREAD
« Reply #10321 on: Nov 18, 2019, 11:25 AM »
Iím not fan of bait casters.  Itís going to limit your rod selection.  I like spinning setups . If your chasing marks in the water column you need to be able to dump line down the hole fast. I like tuned up custom rods. (36 inch ) 10 lb braid.  Just make sure the reel can hold a couple hundred feet of line.  Most smaller ice reels wonít hold that much line.
already have several spinning set ups for Lakers just wanted to add a bait cast set up for some heavier presentations and faster retrieve at times when you can't reel fast enough

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Re: LAKE GEORGE BS THREAD
« Reply #10322 on: Nov 18, 2019, 11:45 AM »
Yeah ,  the biggest thing for me is getting the bait down 100 feet to the fish when they chase it around. You need to be able to get line back down the hole fast.  I donít think a bait caster is going to do that as good as a spinning set up.  Check haat rods.  They have some sweet rods for bait casters .  I donít think the fish get big enough in the lake to require a beefy set up. Most fish i catch are 25-29 inches. I use a medium action with 10 lb. a big fish for the lake would be high 30s.

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Re: LAKE GEORGE BS THREAD
« Reply #10323 on: Nov 18, 2019, 05:12 PM »
BaitCasters work just fine and if itís a decent baitcaster with a quality breaking system, you can freespool it down to the fish just as fast as any spinning reel.

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Re: LAKE GEORGE BS THREAD
« Reply #10324 on: Nov 18, 2019, 05:47 PM »
No way a bait caster will drop line faster then a spinning set up. Maybe if you have a 3 oz jig head.  You can roll braid off a spinning reel faster then it will sink .

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Re: LAKE GEORGE BS THREAD
« Reply #10325 on: Nov 18, 2019, 05:58 PM »
No way a bait caster will drop line faster then a spinning set up. Maybe if you have a 3 oz jig head.  You can roll braid off a spinning reel faster then it will sink .
Plenty of guys use these set ups on George and other lake trout lakes in the area. All I'm looking for a recommendations from guys that use them. As mentioned I have several other set ups just looking for another one that's a bit different

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Re: LAKE GEORGE BS THREAD
« Reply #10326 on: Nov 18, 2019, 06:31 PM »
Baitcasters offer some advantages, though I tend to lean towards spinning setups for most applications. Baitcasters have more winching power and I feel they aid in solid hooksets.

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Re: LAKE GEORGE BS THREAD
« Reply #10327 on: Nov 18, 2019, 09:02 PM »
Yes . I like the direct feel of a bait cast real for jigging lakers.  No they don't drop as fast but it's a good set up with the right one.
That said,  a good one is not cheap.
Reel size matters, quality matters.
A large bass baitcaster is awkward and not rod balanced.
I spent $110.00 on an Abu garcia 4600 c3 ambassador that felt right in size and quality. 
It's a lot to pay for a specialized application on just the reel

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Re: LAKE GEORGE BS THREAD
« Reply #10328 on: Nov 18, 2019, 09:02 PM »
No way a bait caster will drop line faster then a spinning set up. Maybe if you have a 3 oz jig head.  You can roll braid off a spinning reel faster then it will sink .

I said just as fast... not faster.



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Re: LAKE GEORGE BS THREAD
« Reply #10329 on: Nov 18, 2019, 09:04 PM »
Yes . I like the direct feel of a bait cast real for jigging lakers.  No they don't drop as fast but it's a good set up with the right one.
That said,  a good one is not cheap.
Reel size matters, quality matters.
A large bass baitcaster is awkward and not rod balanced.
I spent $110.00 on an Abu garcia 4600 c3 ambassador that felt right in size and quality. 
It's a lot to pay for a specialized application on just the reel


Ahhhhh you need lews!


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Re: LAKE GEORGE BS THREAD
« Reply #10330 on: Nov 18, 2019, 09:11 PM »

Ahhhhh you need lews!

Not a chance.
Their body and shapes do not suite the application towards direct drop.
They are more ( now ) geared towards " casting "
I have old lews that resemble the garcia but they moved their lines more towards the casting angler

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Re: LAKE GEORGE BS THREAD
« Reply #10331 on: Nov 18, 2019, 09:35 PM »
Yes . I like the direct feel of a bait cast real for jigging lakers.  No they don't drop as fast but it's a good set up with the right one.
That said,  a good one is not cheap.
Reel size matters, quality matters.
A large bass baitcaster is awkward and not rod balanced.
I spent $110.00 on an Abu garcia 4600 c3 ambassador that felt right in size and quality. 
It's a lot to pay for a specialized application on just the reel


Thanks that does help. Sure I would find other uses for the reel as I do plenty of fresh water, saltwater, inshore, offshore from everything from Tiny native Brookies up to several hundred lb swordfish and tuna and everything in between. Sure a small profile baitcaster would get use one way or another.

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Re: LAKE GEORGE BS THREAD
« Reply #10332 on: Nov 19, 2019, 07:31 AM »


Thanks that does help. Sure I would find other uses for the reel as I do plenty of fresh water, saltwater, inshore, offshore from everything from Tiny native Brookies up to several hundred lb swordfish and tuna and everything in between. Sure a small profile baitcaster would get use one way or another.

One thing to keep in mind also is the type of line guide off the reel.
A baitcaster with just a small hole the line goes through will ice up quickly and be frustrating.
Another reason I chose the ambassador is the guide is just a metal hairpin style not a small hole

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Re: LAKE GEORGE BS THREAD
« Reply #10333 on: Nov 19, 2019, 09:56 AM »
Baitcasters offer some advantages, though I tend to lean towards spinning setups for most applications. Baitcasters have more winching power and I feel they aid in solid hooksets.

Out of the hundreds of lakers you touched last season did you have any hook set issues using a spinning rod? 

Tony's got new blanks for this season...very excited to put one to the test.

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Re: LAKE GEORGE BS THREAD
« Reply #10334 on: Nov 19, 2019, 04:17 PM »
Out of the hundreds of lakers you touched last season did you have any hook set issues using a spinning rod? 

Tony's got new blanks for this season...very excited to put one to the test.

Nope, and that is why I lean towards spinning rigs.

Don't think I don't already have my order in.  ;)

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Re: LAKE GEORGE BS THREAD
« Reply #10335 on: Nov 19, 2019, 04:19 PM »
Nope, and that is why I lean towards spinning rigs.

Don't think I don't already have my order in.  ;)

I used the calcutta and makinaw 1x on champ.  It makes sense to use a winch there.

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Re: LAKE GEORGE BS THREAD
« Reply #10336 on: Nov 19, 2019, 08:56 PM »
I used the calcutta and makinaw 1x on champ.  It makes sense to use a winch there.

Winching can help with numbers sometimes. Not to mention less line twist.

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Re: LAKE GEORGE BS THREAD
« Reply #10337 on: Nov 20, 2019, 09:18 AM »
Winching can help with numbers sometimes. Not too mention less line twist.

It can do that for sure.  We need to get out there again this year!

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Re: LAKE GEORGE BS THREAD
« Reply #10338 on: Nov 20, 2019, 09:56 AM »
Best ice flasher and go

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Re: LAKE GEORGE BS THREAD
« Reply #10339 on: Nov 20, 2019, 10:55 AM »
Best ice flasher and go

Wrong thread for that discussion.

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Re: LAKE GEORGE BS THREAD
« Reply #10340 on: Nov 20, 2019, 11:07 AM »
Best ice flasher and go

I've never flashed anyone on the ice.....   

I'm with you Tuna on still being in deer mode (2 down and I've passed on 4 since last Saturday) but you know it's getting close to ice season when this thread starts going ÖÖ  hopefully we'll be on the King by New Years.
Goin' where the wind don't blow so strange,
Maybe off on some high cold mountain chain.

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Re: LAKE GEORGE BS THREAD
« Reply #10341 on: Nov 20, 2019, 11:36 AM »
Nice work on the meat John.  Looking forward to this season out there. 

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Re: LAKE GEORGE BS THREAD
« Reply #10342 on: Nov 20, 2019, 03:11 PM »
It can do that for sure.  We need to get out there again this year!

There is no chance that won't happen

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Re: LAKE GEORGE BS THREAD
« Reply #10343 on: Nov 20, 2019, 03:33 PM »
lol
wishful thinking
the king may be ready possibly by MLK weekend if the frigid temps continue
never by new years day

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Re: LAKE GEORGE BS THREAD
« Reply #10344 on: Nov 20, 2019, 07:56 PM »
There is no chance that won't happen

Work is going to hate me for the amount of PTO I will he submitting...

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Re: LAKE GEORGE BS THREAD
« Reply #10345 on: Nov 21, 2019, 08:04 PM »
lol
wishful thinking
the king may be ready possibly by MLK weekend if the frigid temps continue
never by new years day

There was one year back in the 80's that she locked up in December.

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Re: LAKE GEORGE BS THREAD
« Reply #10346 on: Nov 23, 2019, 05:28 PM »
I have walked on the main basin the first week of January twice in the past decade.

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Re: LAKE GEORGE BS THREAD
« Reply #10347 on: Nov 27, 2019, 07:53 AM »
[ Invalid YouTube link ]  Figured I would give everyone something to look forward to.  This is from LG last year.  :tipup: :tipup:

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Re: LAKE GEORGE BS THREAD
« Reply #10348 on: Nov 27, 2019, 06:53 PM »
That made the itch worse lol ;D
weekend hooker!

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Re: LAKE GEORGE BS THREAD
« Reply #10349 on: Dec 01, 2019, 10:50 AM »
First time Iíve used this so sorry for being on the wrong thread because not too sure where to go yet, but does anyone know if any lakes in the adks have 5ish inches yet. Thinking about abanakee/piseco.

 



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