Trolling on Rock Lake
One of our customers asked how we rig when trolling on Rock Lake. So, I thought I'd run through a quick overview.
First, the OG1 requires some downward tension on the line--whether with a weight, lead-core (or copper) line, or a downrigger. Most of the time, we'll fish with a trolling weight in 1.5 or 1 ounce:
If we're fishing with lead-core line, we'll run anywhere from three to five colors. (Depending on our trolling speed and the depth of the fish.)
Sometimes, I'll attach a flasher between the trolling weight and the OG1 snap swivel. My current favorite is a Mack's Flash Lite in chartreuse. (I still can't explain why; but, there have been days when the rod with the flasher has outfished the rod running a lure by itself. And, there have been days when a lure run by itself has outfished the flasher...)
In addition, we'll often put scent on the lure. Our standard go to has been Mike's Lunker Lotion in anise.
We've found the ideal trolling speed in the winter to be fairly slow--1.2 to 1.4 mph. In the later spring or early fall, we'll speed it up a bit.
Finally, when attaching the OG1 to the trolling weight, or, to the lead-core line, we use the leader length out of the box. (It's aproximately 42 inches on the 2.8" and 3.3" inch lures.)
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