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  • Trolling speeds for different types of fish

    Anybody know the common trolling speeds for fish like muskie, trout, salmon, etc.? thx.

  • #2
    Re: Trolling speeds for different types of fish

    I like trolling at 1-1/2kts. for stripers;3kts. for giant blue fin tuna; 4-5kts. for bluefish; 2-4 kts. for mackeral or just drifting.For fresh water:1-2kts. for either trout or land lock salmon


    • #3
      Re: Trolling speeds for different types of fish

      i troll the great lakes for salmon and lake trout all summer.. lake trout seem to like 1.5 to 2... and salmon like it a little faster at 2.5 to 3... this has always worked well for us...good luck


      • #4
        Re: Trolling speeds for different types of fish

        It really depends on water temps. In early spring When the water temps are say in the fortys I troll for the gator at 2 to 2.5...after water temps reach the fiftys I increase to 3 to 3.5...After temps reach the sixtys I will increase to 4 up to 6 mph..I would think this rule of thumb would go well with most fins. This is what I do when on the hunt for the Warrior. When the water is cold they move at a slower pace and are not apt to go for a lure moving at a greater speed then what they are ready for..It also goes with choice of lure when you are fishing..Instead of throwing the huge lumber at the gator in the spring I use a lure that is approximate size of bait fish that are around..As they increase in size so does the type of weapons I will troll with.If flathead sees this I hope you are getting my emails. Have been sending you some ideas on how to fish your area...