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Post Posted: 08:06am - May 2,15 
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So I been going to Montrose and behind the Planetarium with not much luck lately. I only have 2 cohos to show for in a span of 3 weeks. I'm using rid and reel, throwing spoons (blue/silver), crank baits, even spawn sacks on a slip bobber. Yesterday I went by the Planetarium around 6:30 and hooked a nice coho on a Rapala crank bait, kneeled down to pull it out the water and it unhooked itself <!-- s:( --><img src="{SMILIES_PATH}/icon_sad.gif" alt=":(" title="Sad" /><!-- s:( -->

My question is, to all you guys using rod and reels AND LANDING cohos and trout is what are you guys using and at what depths? I'd like to get out there and catch something for a change. Spoons aren't working for me at all, tried all retrieve speed and nothing.

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Post Posted: 08:45am - May 2,15 
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Are you using a net to bring the fish out of the water?

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Post Posted: 08:48am - May 2,15 
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No I didn't take my net, I was at work and decided to swing by a couple of hours

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Post Posted: 12:02pm - May 12,15 
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I pretty much only use slip bobber rigs for all my big lake salmonoid fishing...9-1/2 to 10 1/2 foot rods with a 2500 series reel..however ive seen fish caught on rods from a 3'disney poe to something you would shark fish with. that being said assuming you are fishing multiple rods set your bait (fatheads..roaches ..crawlers..shrimp...squid etc) at various depths til you get a bite...I start at 2' for coho dpending on the weather 6-7' for browns on down to the bottom....steelhead from 4-9' once again this works for me but there are plenty of other rigs ....presentations etc out there..also always carry your net ...good luck

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Post Posted: 02:09pm - May 12,15 
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Keep it simple. Use an all purpose rod. I use 7'6" 2 piece med lite ugly sticks and smoke the coho's. These rods also work well for crappie walleye bass ect. No need to be fancy the fish dont care. Use good line and hardware-swivels hooks ect. this dose matter as cheap swivels and hooks equal lost fish. I set up 1 rod with power pro 15/4 or 20/8 for casting and the other with 8lb (your choice) with a slip bobber above a barrel swivel to 12lb fluorocarbon and use
Gamakatsu octopus hooks. And get a net.

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