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Old 11-11-2006, 03:19 PM   #1
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I was changing tackle boxes today and thought I would share a photo of my larger plugs that I use for Brown Trout, Bull Trout and Mackinaw.The top three are 12 inches long.




Here proof that they work. On my last trip I caught this 7 pound Brown Trout.

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Old 11-11-2006, 03:37 PM   #2
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Well which one did you catch it on? ice fish by the way.

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Old 11-11-2006, 03:40 PM   #3
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I caught it on a AC hatchery trout lure. It is the 6th down on the left hand side.
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Old 11-11-2006, 03:57 PM   #4
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Very nice collection of Trout lures, not only are they cool looking but they work.... Something about trolling plugs, so how much do you vary your speed depending on the style of plug ?

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Old 11-11-2006, 04:35 PM   #5
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Well, my speed varies from 1.5 to 3 mph. I do jerk or rip the rod when i'm trolling close to shore. It seems to help.
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Old 11-11-2006, 04:36 PM   #6
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I have one plug, but it is one of my favorite lures. It's a 4" long Rapala with a bright blue top and an irridescent white belly. It's a floating model so it is very useful. The shallow dive makes it great for smaller rivers, and also makes it dual purpose. It wiggles, dives and splashes just enough to get near topwater bass too.
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Old 11-11-2006, 04:51 PM   #7
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Beautiful fish! Now I'm not so sure about my theory, little lures, big fish. Those are some huge lures, bet you don't take em' backpacking! Nice post and pictures.
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Old 11-11-2006, 04:59 PM   #8
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Well, my speed varies from 1.5 to 3 mph. I do jerk or rip the rod when i'm trolling close to shore. It seems to help.
Thanks, this board sure does help the rookie angler...I have a collection of large lures and never really new what application they were good for.

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Old 11-11-2006, 05:12 PM   #9
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Yea, those AC hatchery trout plugs work really well down here in Lake Tahoe along with other ACs. The water in Tahoe is so clear its best to run them 400' up to 600' behind the boat and troll the shoreline in the 20'to30' depth range. Thats a lot of line out but increases the stealth factor. Catch rainbows,browns, macks all on the same day sometimes. I went nuts with buying ACs. I must have at least 40 of them now from ebay and when AC was having a 2 for 1 sale.
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Old 11-11-2006, 05:44 PM   #10
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Did you see a difference in the quality of the AC lures when they were two for one? I bought a few and they were not the same quality at all. I think that the hatchery trout lure is my best looking lure in the water. But, I have had a lot better luck with the AC Skinny.
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Old 11-11-2006, 06:44 PM   #11
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Jimmy I haven't had a chance to try out the 2 for 1 ACs yet or really even look at them. I do know from fishing with Mark Wiza ,who is a AC pro adviser, outdoor writer and occasionial Tahoe guide that some ACs of the same model are better than others because they are handmade. I have noticed that some ACs tune easier than others and look better running alongside of the boat. I think that if Mark could only have one AC it would be a rainbow skinny, seems to be his favorite one also. Here is a link to a online article by Mark that includes a story of a winter trip we did and some good stuff on trolling for big trout. I'm the guy holding the two fish with a Tahoe sunset in the background.

http://www.fishsniffer.com/wiza/060117secrets.html
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Old 11-11-2006, 08:29 PM   #12
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Nice post Jimmy.... Looks like you too. Nice to see your still at it.

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Old 11-12-2006, 07:47 AM   #13
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Jimmy--- some of those plugs look pretty "fishy." I have an old AC rainbow from about 12 years ago. Can't bring myself to buy more with the price tag they bring. Someone showed me some hand painted Lyman lures at Crescent yesterday. Ever hear of them? So many lures, so little time.
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