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Lunkerslaughter
05-04-2010, 07:49 AM
I was gonna pick up some dodgers for trolling this weekend at scotts flat. What do you guys think the best colors are. Also what trailer seems to produce more fish(worms, grubs, repalas) thanks guys

Fishbucket
05-04-2010, 07:59 AM
Fish are fickle and the bite changes day to day.

My goto are Chrome/prism . Gold/prism. Watermellon. then it's trolling fly w/wo wigglefin, grub, threaded worm.

Rapala's need to be trolled faster then dodgers. if I'm not getting anything on dodgers, I set out the rapalas and do some hot laps.

auburnfisher
05-04-2010, 09:09 AM
If I only could use 1 dodger for trout... I would use a seps watermelon side kick dodger. side kicks are small-ish and shaped like a fat tear drop. I do really well with these even when larger dodgers and flashers aren't working. add 18" to 30" of line then a mini-crawler (or 1/2 if too big). I usually add a 3/8 oz keel weitgh 3' above the dodger. that gets the offering down a little and prevents line twist (experiment with different keel weights and trolling speeds). try the same thing as above, but use a small needlefish with scent instead of crawler. this has been deadly for me at scotts flat and other foothill/mountain lakes. good luck!

shotgunslb
05-05-2010, 11:35 AM
You guys really use dodgers to fish trout? I've never done it but only for Kokes. Maybe that'll catch me a lunker.:banana:

Weez
05-05-2010, 07:15 PM
Here's a couple of articles I wrote for this website, first one is about five great lures, but one is a dodger:

http://www.fishsniffer.com/wiza/080229troutlures.html

Next one is all about dodgers for trout:

http://www.fishsniffer.com/wiza/022004dodger.html

Jetspray
05-06-2010, 05:19 AM
Here's a couple of articles I wrote for this website, first one is about five great lures, but one is a dodger:

http://www.fishsniffer.com/wiza/080229troutlures.html

Next one is all about dodgers for trout:

http://www.fishsniffer.com/wiza/022004dodger.html


Those are great articles Weez, I too would use the watermelon color but carry others to change out. Main thing is to put your presentation in the water and check the action, too long a leader changes the action of the lure (at speed)........Jetspray

AlbeeFishing
05-06-2010, 07:57 AM
I was gonna pick up some dodgers for trolling this weekend at scotts flat. What do you guys think the best colors are. Also what trailer seems to produce more fish(worms, grubs, repalas) thanks guys
You should check out my report from last weekend, we just had a small private dirby out there and the fishing is very good right know.
Get chrome dodgers, some ornage grubs, and the best lure for that lake is a GOLD 1/4oz cast master.
You can troll dodgers and rapalas at the same time just use the right size dodger for the speed you are trolling. We did better at 2.5-3.5mph. For dodgers I used shasta tackle companys 6.5 sling blade.
You can troll those at a much faster speed, when we slowed to 1.5-2mph we had lots of hits but non stuck.
We also got most hits in the top 30' of the water.

Jetspray
05-06-2010, 05:38 PM
Ahhh Yes the infamous 1/4 oz gold Kastmaster, Captain Compassion's favorite trolling lure. The price of gold is on the rise and Kastaways sold at Wal-Mart are cheap replacements if they still have some........Jetspray

LD
05-07-2010, 10:52 AM
My go to is the Seps sidekick in the Rainbow trout color, with watermelon second.
I do go with a much shorter leader though...
6-8" or as long as 10".
At the slower speeds these require, there is a lot more action.
And the kastmasters are good too, the Captain is never wrong...
or his 1st mate Jetspray... :7419ne: