Slow trolling speeds and snap weights with long leaders can be tough. I like to let my rods or boards load up with the weight of the fish before I react to the hit. Then I either reel quickly instead of setting the hook or speed up the boat and use that forward movement to hang the fish. If the fish drops the spinner, I immediately drop back to him to try to tease a more solid hit. You’d be surprised how often this works!
- Will the slow death technique work with berkley power bait?
- Do you fish for tiger muskies any differently than pure muskies?