View Full Version : Camanche 2/23

02-23-2017, 09:00 PM
A little tired but wanted to post now since I alluded to my trip getting help on the panfish board for some possible parasites while cleaning. Late start, intermittently sunny, cloudy, and progressively windy which made the 40-50 degree weather a little cold at times. Trolled all over the lake, nothing consistent; used spoons, grubs, and rapalas (fake); from topline to 35 feet; .5-3.5 mph depending on what was being pulled; several different scents; wound up with 1 accidental net release , 4 HNS, 3 LDR, 4 crappie (largest 14"), 3 rainbows (largest 18"), and a brown (18")? At least I think it was a brown...Looked very similar to the picture from BassJack and Koke Machine a week or two ago.

Kept 2 crappie (drowned/didn't know they were on, still working on figuring out new Chamberlain releases, guess I have some work to do before I try and catch a kokanee) and 2 bleeder rainbows. Sorry for the poor cooler shot; and the other is not the greatest picture of the brown but I wanted to get it back in the water as soon as possible.



02-23-2017, 09:40 PM
Thanks for the nice report
Did you see a thermocline at or around 35'?
Adjust your chamberlain in your drive way
Tie off your " lure" to anything behind the boat and twist your line into the release
Reel down to load the rod how you like it
Adjust your vertical tension knob 1/2 turn tighter than you prefer in the driveway to account for drag when trolling
You can ball park your horizontal but will have to make small adjustments to the horizontal pressure to suit your lure and speed.

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02-23-2017, 09:48 PM
Thanks for the tips. No, not a noticable one, but it was my first trip with a new Lowrance so I may need to adjust the settings more (I still can't get the depth contours to show on the GPS even when switched to the Navionics + chip). Surface temp was about 55 degrees I believe.

02-24-2017, 05:32 AM
Nice day!

Definitely a brown.

02-24-2017, 06:50 AM
Yes, definitely another brown. That's two this week on this board. Wondering if they were planted, or maybe flushed downriver from the high flows, or spilled over...

02-24-2017, 08:26 PM
I dont think they are planted, most likely washed down with the heavy flows like you said