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#10851303 - 05/17/15 07:48 PM Lake Vs River Trotline Design
Aixsponsa Offline

Registered: 05/07/15
Posts: 82
Loc: Louisiana
Do people use different trotline designs when fishing rivers or lakes, or do you just use the same design?

I'm asking about any details, like heavy weight, floats, no weights, anything really.

Also, what's your favorite all around trotline baits?
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#10851419 - 05/17/15 08:37 PM Re: Lake Vs River Trotline Design [Re: Aixsponsa]
Blues Offline
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Registered: 01/23/12
Posts: 1697
In rivers we always just used throw lines and drop lines with live perch. Knowing what I know now I would have baited half live perch, half cut shad. I think we could've caught a lot more big blues if we woulda used shad more.

#10851437 - 05/17/15 08:44 PM Re: Lake Vs River Trotline Design [Re: Aixsponsa]
ChuChu1 Offline
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Registered: 03/08/10
Posts: 2724
Loc: Gonzales, Tx
I will use short five to ten hook trotlines in rivers. I use a double swivel if a good current, otherwise use same equipment as long lake lines. Bait depends on availability, but prefer live sunfish for yellow cats, shrimp, grasshoppers, goldfish, any smaller bait for channels.
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