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    Default Gators smacked by the Z-Man!

    Had another great day on the water with Z-Man paddlerZ! We fished the out going tide and had a heck of a day. We mostly slow trolled (1.5-2mph) Z-man paddlerZ, bumping them along the bottom in 6-8' of water. We caught 8 specs, the biggest being almost 27" and 7lbs. We also caught 6 reds from 21-26" using the same method. Funny thing is, all trout came on chartreuse Z-Mans and all the reds were on pink Saltwater Assassins. Wish I had taken more pictures but we were busy with bowed up rods
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    That is a nice trout there buddy
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    Nice job on both the trout and reds. I've never had the patience to slow troll for very long, and around most places I fish there is too much debri on the bottom. You must have a fairly clean bottom where you are trolling? How much weight did you use?
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    Trolling the channel edge, where the water drops from about 2ft to around 8ft. Using paddle tails with 1/4oz head. Bottom is somewhat clean, have a hang up every now and then. Mostly fishing "near" oyster beds and mud bottoms. To be honest, I am not much on trolling either. I would rather cast any day. Luckily, the troll has not been much longer than a few minutes before hook ups.
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    beautiful fish.
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    Where were you fishing?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Snoike View Post
    Where were you fishing?
    haha im guessing in the water???
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    Quote Originally Posted by catfish_hunter View Post
    haha im guessing in the water???
    Well, I guess someone had to say that..
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    i've just never trolled for trout and have always been kinda curious...seems like a paddle tail bait would be the ticket
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    Quote Originally Posted by Snoike View Post
    Where were you fishing?
    Kerr lake bro. Get on em

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    VERY nice trout there... How exactly did you rig those for trolling?? thanks
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    Judging by the lack of boats in the picture backgrounds I wouldn't tell my own daddy where I was at if it was me!!! LOL.... it sure ain't broad creek or anywhere we fished in the last 2 days..... Nice fish man!!!...........Joe Haddock
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    Beautiful fish
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    Thanks fellas...as far as rigging for trolling, nothing special or difficult. We were using paddle tails on 1/4oz jig heads. I personally use the offshore angler deluxe shad head jig heads, keeps the head down paddle tail up. I even switched it up a little by trolling a 3/4oz blue/silver rattle trap and caught a couple on that. We troll 2 rods out the side of boat and 2 out the back. We use the trolling motor and depending how the fish are reacting, we troll about 1.5-2mph.
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    Cool thanks, thats funny you say blue/silver rattle trap, the first trout i caught this fall came on that exact lure...Weather depending, i'll be takin yak out in the morn probably just try a little trollin in the wind... again, those are some very nice trout, i hope to catch a few half the weight of those
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