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Old 09-07-2019, 09:12 PM   #1
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Is this a decent technique? Where I have been fishing everyone is pulling spinners and herring. Will trolling kwiks break up the monotony of what the fish see?

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I have done well trolling naked Kwiks on a central coast river in the past on multiple trips. I would troll them in 5-20’ of water. Make sure it has chartreuse.
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Is this a decent technique? Where I have been fishing everyone is pulling spinners and herring. Will trolling kwiks break up the monotony of what the fish see?
If they are catching lights out or in other words.. good consistent catch, stick to what others are doing but if its sporadic catch, I dont see why not. Try different depths...wrap kwiky with tuna to break the monotony of herring/sardine. Switch lead to diver or diver to lead and see where you getting consistent wiggle. Small things change the game. I usually have 3 or 4 pre wrapped plugs with different flavors in freezer and put em separately in small sandwich bags before putting in boat cooler bag. Depth is commanded by where you fish. Last year I put a 4 inch pink worm whacky style on the belly treble of k-14....my friend keep telling me that it'll impede the action of kwiky...a 19 lber thought otherwise and we have to use two pliers to get that thing out of that profusely bleeding mouth. Like someone said..chartreuse....its true.
Also..if nothing else works...I pick one of my trusted plug and wash with lemon joy...and with clean hands I put it in the water...pretty good success ratio. I dont believe in gloves and all this but it makes me think otherwise sometimes.
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Sometimes doing different from what the crowd is doing can be very productive.
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I used to do it all the time. Forward troll Kwiks with a lead dropper. Mainly K 15. It worked but I mainly quit cause the main stream fishing group always has to come up with new and improved ways to skin a cat.....I lov back trolling and forward trolling Kwiks and should try it again. Life was much simpler back then before all these pro troll things.

One particular trip I brought wrapped Kwiks and mag lips to the Mouth of Cow and had one of my best days of Chinook ever. Forward trolling them...All the locals where looking at me like I was crazy cause I wasn’t trolling a orange spinner. Although That particular day the fish wanted something different and a few other boats switched out their spinners for Kwiks.......


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Another Kwik fish fishery that has disappeared is the Fall Bonny one (troll wise)...although it’s been closed during prime time lately so NO back trolling for me that is...pro trolls took that fishery over.....Back when it was open I was normally one of the few boats doing it as everyone else was Pro trolling. Nothing beats a good Kwik takedown in fast water


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Im thinking about trolling them in approx 10 ft of water, Where I am fishing I have a long run of water about that depth, does about 50 ft back without weight sound about right for trolling them without weight?
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The Xtremes will definitely dig in and flat lining a standard K 15 you may need a little more line out depending on line diameter and troll speed. I’m sure some others Can chime in. I personally would use a light dropper weight with the standard Kwiks in that stretch.


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Sounds like perfect maglip water.
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Sounds like perfect maglip water.

Yes. At some point if I get bored with or there’s a lull in 360 flasher success I’m going to drag a tried and true gold U-20 with a lead dropper... or a brass and red Flash-glo spinner, sans flasher, just because.

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A couple of very good fisherman I know think that a Flat/Kwikfish is a better trolling lure than a anchor lure.

They work for springers too.

Many years ago Flatfish were one of the "go to" lure for silvers.
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They catch them above John Day dam trolling wiggle warts in that deep water. I let out about 100' on the LC with no dropper and troll very very slow. Michael Jacksons with red butt and that orange one with black stripes. Can't remember the name of that one.
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Im thinking about trolling them in approx 10 ft of water, Where I am fishing I have a long run of water about that depth, does about 50 ft back without weight sound about right for trolling them without weight?
We forward troll Kwiks down here all the time. K-14 or k-15 depending on current speed (faster current = smaller Kwik). Sardine belly wrap and 1-2 oz weight on a dropper. Find the bottom and come up 1-2 cranks of the reel handle. Watch your depth finder and manage depth so you don't lose the bottom, or worse, hit a snag. 30+ feet behind the boat - depends on conditions, current and how much weight your using.
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I have been known to forward troll a kwik or brads before

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Three duolocks, interesting.
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Three duolocks, interesting.
It's only 2. Looks kind of funny though from that perspective

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I have been known to forward troll a kwik or brads before

Killerfish don't work...


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Killerfish don't work...


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A couple of very good fisherman I know think that a Flat/Kwikfish is a better trolling lure than a anchor lure.



They work for springers too.



Many years ago Flatfish were one of the "go to" lure for silvers.
Flatfish still is the best. I have less kwikies which are hammered over and over..even though the paint is almost gone....but more M2's which are almost the white body but thd ratio is almost 3:1. When the whole world is at buoy 10...after doing couple trips....I use those besides wigglers here in my 'backyard' and they work. Especially the chrome or silver M2. Noiseless and an assassin.

To OP on trolling in 10 ft water...it'll be most effective trolling kwiky/flatfish flatlining in that shallow water....go for it!

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