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This past fall I began fishing for lake trout from the shore of a large reservoir. These lakers are about 60 to 100 ft. deep. I was just wondering if anyone knows of a good rod and reel that they could recommend for this type of fishing. I'm currently looking to buy a new rod and reel. Also any particular setup or techniques. I was jigging spoons. Also, the use of boats, kayaks, and canoes is not allowed. Thanks

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from matt wasson wrote 4 years 16 weeks ago

how do you jig from shore? why no boats?

ya cant go wrong with a little cleo for casting and retrieving!

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from ColonelSHS wrote 4 years 16 weeks ago

The reservoir supplies the public drinking water to central and eastern MA. The use of any lead is also not allowed.

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from twobear wrote 4 years 15 weeks ago

Your talking about the wachussett resevoir. I fish it too I live in shrewsbury. I just use a medium to heavy spinner like most. And you do not need to get that deep especially early spring or late fall. my favorit spot I think, is 30 to 40 feet. Also the salman as soon as it opens are usually on top caught with a heavy casting spoon like the castmaster.. you can also hum it way out there and let it sink for lakers but dont get cuaght on the rocks. a bobber works well as the kid who caught the state record rainbow of over 14 lbs. I believe he was using a worm. Nice resevoir, Ive seen deer turkeys and eagles. You dont even feel like your in mass. Good luck there ColonelSHS.

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from babsfish4life wrote 4 years 15 weeks ago

In spring and fall lakers come in near shore for spawning in the fall and turnover makes the water warmest near shore. Find out what other fish are in the water and use that imitation. In my neck of the woods they eat kokanee like crazy so I always use a silver spinner or spoon.

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from babsfish4life wrote 4 years 15 weeks ago

Good luck with that, lake trout taste wonderful.

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from twobear wrote 4 years 15 weeks ago

never heard of kokanee. shiners work well. they also feed off perch.. Another thing to take into consideration is line the lighter the better. However the lighter the line the less weight you can hum out there. I prefer 6 lb but usually use 8 to wing out a heavy weighted shiner or castmaster. Line too weak will snap.

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from ColonelSHS wrote 4 years 15 weeks ago

Thanks for the info twobear. Good stuff. Maybe i'll be seeing ya out at Wachusett this spring.

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from twobear wrote 4 years 15 weeks ago

Ill be there ColonelSHS

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from twobear wrote 4 years 15 weeks ago

For now, Ice Fishing. I'll start next weekend. Dont know where yet

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from ColonelSHS wrote 4 years 16 weeks ago

The reservoir supplies the public drinking water to central and eastern MA. The use of any lead is also not allowed.

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from twobear wrote 4 years 15 weeks ago

Your talking about the wachussett resevoir. I fish it too I live in shrewsbury. I just use a medium to heavy spinner like most. And you do not need to get that deep especially early spring or late fall. my favorit spot I think, is 30 to 40 feet. Also the salman as soon as it opens are usually on top caught with a heavy casting spoon like the castmaster.. you can also hum it way out there and let it sink for lakers but dont get cuaght on the rocks. a bobber works well as the kid who caught the state record rainbow of over 14 lbs. I believe he was using a worm. Nice resevoir, Ive seen deer turkeys and eagles. You dont even feel like your in mass. Good luck there ColonelSHS.

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from babsfish4life wrote 4 years 15 weeks ago

In spring and fall lakers come in near shore for spawning in the fall and turnover makes the water warmest near shore. Find out what other fish are in the water and use that imitation. In my neck of the woods they eat kokanee like crazy so I always use a silver spinner or spoon.

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from babsfish4life wrote 4 years 15 weeks ago

Good luck with that, lake trout taste wonderful.

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from matt wasson wrote 4 years 16 weeks ago

how do you jig from shore? why no boats?

ya cant go wrong with a little cleo for casting and retrieving!

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from twobear wrote 4 years 15 weeks ago

never heard of kokanee. shiners work well. they also feed off perch.. Another thing to take into consideration is line the lighter the better. However the lighter the line the less weight you can hum out there. I prefer 6 lb but usually use 8 to wing out a heavy weighted shiner or castmaster. Line too weak will snap.

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from ColonelSHS wrote 4 years 15 weeks ago

Thanks for the info twobear. Good stuff. Maybe i'll be seeing ya out at Wachusett this spring.

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from twobear wrote 4 years 15 weeks ago

Ill be there ColonelSHS

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from twobear wrote 4 years 15 weeks ago

For now, Ice Fishing. I'll start next weekend. Dont know where yet

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