: line color
does line color make a difference ?
what do you guys use for jigging and do you use a leader ?
does anyone think fish are spooked by a colored line ?
Lou in Alex.
01-03-2003, 02:59 AM
I've been using the green fireline for ice fishing- and I've found no reason to believe that it spooks fish. In fact, I believe its increased my catch by allowing me to see the line clearly, and detect light bites.Good luck-Lou in Alex.
01-03-2003, 02:01 PM
I've really liked my switch from momo to Fireline last season (reasons: no-stretch, easily untangled, strong) but I think my choice of Smoke vs flame green hampered some hook sets. I was fishing some stained water lakes in Ontario and choose the Smoke color thinking it would better blend in with the rootbeer colored waters. I found myself having trouble seeing the line, and therefore, keeping a tight line while slow trolling with jigs.
Highly considering respooling with the Flame green color so I can see it and react to it better verses concerning myself too much with the color preferences of the fish.
I had the flame color a couple years ago and it seemed like in a short time it turned white
anyone else have this happen
01-03-2003, 05:03 PM
Are you going in the morning.
01-03-2003, 05:05 PM
Rebs- I`ve been using the Flame Green Fireline ( 8lb.) Verticle jigging & rigging the last two years. Can`t say enough good about it! For My trolling set-ups it`s been 10lb. Big Game solar. Can`t say that these bright colors have cost Me any fish. But I will tell You it ( the bright line) has increased My catches tremendously, esp. verticle jiggin`. Hope this helps- Bob WC#253.
Hey, C-man,and others.........
Bright line for visibility and firline for sensitivity.....
Mark the last foot or two with a black waterproof pen ! !
It works for me.
01-04-2003, 08:20 AM
I have come to the conclusion that line color is of importance to the angler far more then to the fish.
Most presentations offer up targets that are far more distracting then the line itself, so the fish concentrates on the perceived target offering. Most presentations do not allow a fish to study a bait for extended periods, such as trolling or jigging. The fish has X amount of time to decide to eat, or not eat, thus the line is not it's biggest worry the target is.
My exception to this is stationary vertical presentations such as floats where a fish may eyeball a bait for a long time or if the presentations is very small and the line may distract the fish from the target. Then I work to be sure the target is the focal point of interest, not the line. A fluorocarbon leader may be a good option here.
In short if a piggy is chasing a big old juicy cob or corn down a hill, a sting is the last thing on it's mind.
Ed "Backwater Eddy" Carlson...><sUMo>
01-04-2003, 07:55 PM
Are you jigging on the bar or up in the river? All I do is drift the bottom with mono.
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I am in for the weekend with a bad head cold
doubled up on the vitamin c and taking tylenol
hopefully next weekend
I usually launch in lewiston and start at art park and if it is slow
I move down river to jackson drift, then coast guard drift and end up on the bar
youngtown has been too shallow to launch safely, the water has been real low
01-05-2003, 08:42 AM
Line type and color will always be the (what one perfers and uses) debate. And once you start being successful on your chosen brand/color, nobody will win the (why dont you change) argument with him, until somebody else on his boat kicks his walleye catching ^ss one day.
Happened to me with a guy who uses the Green Rip Cord, versus my favorite Ivory Rip Cord. We'd switch spots and he'd throw in the spot I had dragged for an hour and pull out a nice eye. Same everything except the line color. I now go with one reel spooled with Green and the other Ivory.
Dont use the Braids for ice fishing though. They seen to absorb water to much and become quit swollen/frozen and hard to handle.
on the bar I fish different ways
for browns which are usually off the bottom I jig a 1/2 oz little cleo and for lakers I jig a 3/4 oz little cleo
the 3/4 get down deeper and quicker than the 1/2 oz
if the browns are what you are after then use the 1/2 oz
A-1 Bait on Grauer rd off Military road has some great hair jigs that work well also
I drag bottom with a 3 way set up and live bait (minnows for lakers, crabs for smallmouth, worm harness for walleye)
also at times a 3 way set up with quickfish (depends on the wind conditions)
the bar is a place where you could catch almost anything anytime and nothing at other times
right now there are fish all the way from the devils hole to the bar and every where in between
01-05-2003, 02:16 PM
I ordered a spool of ironsilk in solar mint color and also a spool of p-line xx strong in fluorecent color from cabelas
I am going to give the hi vis line a try
01-05-2003, 07:36 PM
I've had the same problems with braids also during winter. If it is below freezing they absorb water and freeze to the spool.
I use the same spinning outfits for both trout and walleye's. When I am trout fishing I add a three foot section of florocarbin to my Fireline or Ripcord.