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#12835648 - 07/20/18 02:42 PM PK Down rigging?
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Registered: 04/11/14
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Loc: wichita falls tx
Taking my downriggers out for their trial run next weekend and I'm just curious in what baits I should troll. Planning on running the strike kind titanium A rigs and some buck tails. Sure would appreciate some pointers. (Side note) I'm not participating in the tourney that weekend.

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#12835846 - 07/20/18 05:13 PM Re: PK Down rigging? [Re: Drought_county]
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Registered: 09/04/17
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Loc: Abilene, Texas, Fort Phantom
I have never fished PK or for stripers but I have excellent luck trolling #15-#17 pet spoons for hybrids. I made a double up rig that makes it possible to catch two fish on each of my rods so it’s not uncommon to catch four hybrids at once!! For downrigging in general I like to look for fish ontop of structure as those fish are much more active and likely to chase down artificial bait. Hope those few pointers help!
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#12835912 - 07/20/18 06:07 PM Re: PK Down rigging? [Re: Drought_county]
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You might need several of those strike kings rigs. The striper will twist and tear them up in short order. I use captain Mack’s rigs and last week one was destroyed on its first trip. Jigs and pet spoons will work also.
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#12836549 - 07/21/18 11:08 AM Re: PK Down rigging? [Re: Drought_county]
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If you haven't fished PK much you should go over the area you are fishing first and make sure you are not pulling your rig into trees. PK is a flooded cedar forest and you'll lose a lot of gear if you are not careful. Might need a pair of dikes to cut your cable too, as those old cedars are very tough.

All that said stripers are scattered everywhere down lake and I bet you limit out if you can keep from being hung up.
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#12837721 - 07/22/18 02:42 PM Re: PK Down rigging? [Re: Drought_county]
Capt Craig Offline
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I only use the 15 and 17 pet spoons now. They do very well.
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#12837773 - 07/22/18 03:41 PM Re: PK Down rigging? [Re: Capt Craig]
BrandoA Offline
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Registered: 06/09/11
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Loc: Marble Falls
Originally Posted By: Capt Craig
I only use the 15 and 17 pet spoons now. They do very well.


What color combo do you like?

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#12838770 - 07/23/18 12:19 PM Re: PK Down rigging? [Re: PKfishin]
Drought_county Offline
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Registered: 04/11/14
Posts: 160
Loc: wichita falls tx
Appreciate the tip. I've been fishing PK for 2 years now but my fishing buddy grew up on that lake and knows it well.

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#12838771 - 07/23/18 12:19 PM Re: PK Down rigging? [Re: Drought_county]
Drought_county Offline
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Registered: 04/11/14
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Loc: wichita falls tx
Thanks folks for the info

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