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Livescope with a downrigger

  • mojogunter
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    #2140692

    I setup my livescope to look at the crankbait to watch how the fish react to each bait. That was fun to watch, and could be frustrating to watch so many completely ignore the bait as well.

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    Rodwork
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    Farmington, MN
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    #2140696

    That would be fun to watch and frustrating. So did jerking the bait at the right time encourage a strike?

    Huntindave
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    Shell Rock Iowa
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    #2140706

    I do the same with Active Target and a bottom bouncer/crank bait combo.

    Yes it can be frustrating and yes altering the speed/path can trigger a reaction. (easy to do with the bottom bouncer/crank bait combo on a handheld rod)

    mojogunter
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    #2140720

    If I had a fish looking for a while maybe 5 to 10 seconds without biting I would speed up the boat by hitting the full throttle on the kicker for a a couple seconds but every time they would fall back. I think maybe the noise from the kicker would spook them.

    That would be fun to watch and frustrating. So did jerking the bait at the right time encourage a strike?

    Ripjiggen
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    #2140752

    Or not biting from the frequency of the livescope. whistling

    Karry Kyllo
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    #2140765

    I setup my livescope to look at the crankbait to watch how the fish react to each bait. That was fun to watch, and could be frustrating to watch so many completely ignore the bait as well.

    Mojo,

    Do you happen to know what settings you had your livescope set to? That’s really a clear image.

    Thanks.

    Gitchi Gummi
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    #2140777

    If I had a fish looking for a while maybe 5 to 10 seconds without biting I would speed up the boat by hitting the full throttle on the kicker for a a couple seconds but every time they would fall back. I think maybe the noise from the kicker would spook them.

    very cool thanks for sharing. Instead of hitting the gas on the kicker, you could make a sharp turn to either side (depending which side the fish is on) and that would speed up your lure without any extra noise

    Ty Kennedy
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    #2161567

    I do this with lakers. Have found that making a sharp turn or running my second rigger with a diff style of bait about 10-15 feet behind and 5-10 feet above gives the followers a second option that ends up essentially right above their heads.

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