Author Topic: Seeking Tips for River and Summer Burbot  (Read 881 times)

Offline gorf37

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Seeking Tips for River and Summer Burbot
« on: May 01, 2013, 12:48 PM »
Hi All,

I'm a relatively new member to iceshanty, having caught the bug over the past two winters.

I live in Whitehorse Yukon, and have had success set-lining for burbot in local lakes.  It doesnít hurt that the Yukon and Alaska governments provide Ďhow toí instructions.  ;D  I am very excited to search for Burbot holes in the Yukon and Takhini Rivers, and Iím hoping to get some tips to maximize my searching time

In times of the year when I can get on the river ice, where are the burbot holding?  Iíve read that they like deep holes, which in our rivers is usually on the outside of bends (also the thinnest/last to form ice YARR!!!).

In times of the year when I canít get on the river ice, where and how should I target them?  Iíve read that the mudlines from inlet creeks and rivers are the best targets.  Is there a better rig than a heavy rod (enough to get my weight out to where I want it) with heavy mono, a heavy enough weight to fight the current, and a terminal rig similar to what I would use for set-lining in a lake?

Thanks for reading!  Any tips are much appreciated!


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